Once in a blue moon, I get asked to review a new publication here on Abandoned Cubicle. It's a reasonable request since I get a free book out of the deal. If the book is decent, I get a few hours of entertainment. Even better when the entertainment is coupled with valuable life lessons. Happy Money by Ken Honda meets both criteria, I'm happy to say. The full title of the … [Read more...] about Happy Money by Ken Honda: A Book Review
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This post is all about how this author, for a New York minute, thought about getting a high-cost hair transplant. And how, after a free consult with the transplant experts, and more importantly, his wife, he opted OUT. Let's face it: Getting older has its benefits. In most cases, you can't help but become at least a little wiser. The ups and downs of life level off a bit, … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Need a Costly Hair Transplant
Pop quiz: How much money do U.S. top 1% income earners make? $500,000 per year? $5,000,000? I believe most of us don't have a clue. How far off are my guesstimates? If being in the top 1% is a goal, should households aim for such staggering incomes? Is that a purpose-driven objective worth chasing? Let's have a look at what the data tells … [Read more...] about Exactly How Much Does the Top 1% Make Anyhow?
Now that we're back from vacation and the kids are off to school, it's predictable ... inevitable ... that summer is abandoning us. Knowing how to take a great photo every time the opportunity strikes is a useful skill in an age where cameras are a quaint relic of the past. At any rate, we'll soon be greeted with weekends of iffy weather. The kind of weather that keeps us … [Read more...] about How to Take a Great Photo Every Time
Going it alone. It's a familiar thing. We think we know what we're doing until a light bulb goes off. Sadly and so often, that bulb doesn't illuminate until we've failed at X, Y, or Z. That's why you need to build your team of financial advice experts. Having experts who will steer you clear of failure is vital when it comes to optimizing and protecting your investments and … [Read more...] about Why You Need a Team of Financial Experts