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Success Diminishes Opportunities

I don’t know how many of you saw the Warren Buffett interviews this last weekend.  I didn’t watch all of them, but I was able to see enough to impress me with the wisdom this man has.  While I am not all about worshipping the wealthy, there are a few people that are worth your attention when they speak because, generally, their wisdom goes beyond just making a buck… it…

Biting Back At Gas Prices – Part 2

This is part 2 of my original post on how to beat the gas prices.  If you missed that post, just go to Fight Gas Prices. Now, I mentioned that most Americans are seeing an immediate hit on their budget of about $400 extra bucks a month.  So, if you bring home $3200 per month, you just lost 12.5% of your income due to the compound effect of the rising…

Biting Back At Gas Prices

I’m really sick of all the stuff with gas prices.  There’s no reason for it except for the fact that both the oil companies and the OPEC nations can do it to us… because they know we’ll pay.  Also, I’m sick of the comparisons saying “Gas in America is cheap compared to England.”  Who cares.  That’s not even a fair comparison because of the use of public transportation and how…

Robert Kiyosaki’s Financial IQ

To continue with the theme from the previous post, you HAVE to get yourself involved in personal development and training.  I picked up a copy of Robert Kiyosaki’s “Increase Your Financial IQ”  I’ve always like the whole Rich Dad series of books.  I’ve been waiting for the next release, and so far, about half way through the book, I’ve got to say, this is a must read.  Go out and…

Where’s The Training?

If you think about it, every job, from flipping burgers at McDonalds to performing open heart surgery requires training.  Some more than others… but you must learn and train.  Take for example you have a job at Lowes.  You first work as an associate in a particular department.  You learn customer service skills, stocking shelves in the right place and with the right safety issues.  Then, one day your boss…

Nothing Like the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Two posts in a row here about the Dallas Stars and the Stanley Cup playoffs… but I was at game 6 to watch the Stars beat the Ducks last night, eliminating the Ducks and moving on to round 2.  You talk about exciting!  I don’t think I’ve ever been in an arena that was more intense, electric, loud, and fun.  The place was hoppin! When Robida scored in the 3rd…

In The Presence of the Cup!

I am all about hockey.  I’ve had a blast this past season as a partial season ticket holder to the Dallas Stars.  Last night was the first playoff game I’ve been to, and it just made me realize that there is no other playoff series like Stanley Cup hockey.  Football, baseball, soccer, basketball… none come even close to the intensity, speed, tenacity, skill, determination, and perseverance that it takes to…

Getting Out Of Debt

About 12 years ago when I came home from Africa, I was up to my eyes in credit card debt.  It wasn’t that I was living high on the hog, it was just simply debt we had accumulated while living, and then some rather large expenses associated with the circumstances of our coming home.  Eight years later, we were completely debt free… that is of credit card debt.  We still…