Learning, Believing, Implementing

I do not prize the word cheap. It is not a badge of honor … it is a symbol of despair. Cheap prices make for cheap goods; cheap goods make for cheap men; and cheap men make for a cheap country! — President William McKinley

This is the first blog of 2012 and I felt it fitting to begin with something along the lines of finance. This is a term we will be dealing with all through 2012 so we better begin to understand it now. Continue reading

Rich or Poor, Freedom or Slavery, Your Choice

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand. — Woodrow Wilson

 The question becomes: why is it evil to be rich? It also becomes: why is it evil to want to be rich? Continue reading

My Cause, My Results

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I can’t remember a Christmas that has been as hard as this one. It seems like my entire state of affairs is going down in flames. Money is extremely tight, we have been hit with expenses we didn’t expect, and I haven’t even purchased one Christmas gift yet. And I probably won’t. Continue reading