March 21, 2019

The college admissions scandal dominated the news and media outlets this past week.  Wealthy families paid a college placement specialist large sums of money to ensure their teens’ admission to elite colleges. Those indicted included Hollywood actresses and venture cap...

May 23, 2018

I couldn’t help but feel a little nostalgic as I tuned into the coverage of the latest Royal Wedding.  My thoughts reminisced back to watching Charles & Diana’s nuptials over thirty years ago.  The carriage, the castle, and thousands of well-wishers who lined the stree...

January 11, 2018

I don’t need to describe how bitter cold it's been to my fellow Michiganders, but for those in warmer climates, let’s just suffice to say that the snow squeaks when you walk on it.  Squeaky snow means it’s 14 degrees or below (it’s proven science…I googled it) and that...

December 14, 2017

They get me every time!  It’s as if they know what I’m thinking, how to hook and when to reel me in.  Their cleverly designed brochures tantalize my impulses with their peel off stickers offering discounts. Not only that, but their seductive 30% off coupons trick me in...

September 27, 2017

Kristen was very excited when she got home and couldn’t wait to tell me about her shopping trip.  She began pulling out what seemed like an endless line of bags from numerous stores.   With each bag came a new story of how much money she saved and what great deals she...

July 29, 2017

My wife fretted and worried about making the call for days, maybe even weeks.  Breaking family tradition was not going to be easy and she did not want to hurt or upset her mother.  We would usually spend Christmas Eve at my mom’s house with family and then travel to Kr...