Category Archives: Legacy

Borrowed Time Has Been Repaid in Memories; Farewell Elizabeth

My daughter leaves for the U.S. Air Force in a couple of days.  The months since she told us she was enlisting have turned into weeks and now days.  Soon we’ll be carefully watching each precious hour that will be poured … Continue reading

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The Six Pillars of Borrower Character

I found an old flash card as I was picking through some files.  It has bright colors with catchy sayings printed on both sides and fits easily in a pocket.  It’s from my daughter’s first grade program for kids called … Continue reading

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Bad Dog Debt: How to Avoid Selling Your Future Lassie Happiness

How much are all the licks and barks for the rest of a dog’s life worth to the owner today? I’ll show you the link between dogs, future happiness and borrowing. My wife and I watched Lassie in our pajamas … Continue reading

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Seven Borrowing Resolutions for 2011: The Art of Won’t

Well 2010 is nearly past.  2011 is just ahead.  What will we change to make the most of the new year?  What will we keep the same? The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on the … Continue reading

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Can We Learn to Dance in the Financial Rain of the Great Recession?

The depressed economy, falling house prices, grinding joblessness, war, politicians drunkenly spending other peoples’ money; the list goes on and on.  When will it stop raining? What if we asked instead, how can I dance in the rain? I was … Continue reading

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Borrowers with an Attitude; Debt for Thought

Thanksgiving is a special day for Americans.  It’s a day we celebrate all kinds of good fortune and even some discomforts.  In the midst of the worst financial crisis since The Great Depression I have a short list of things … Continue reading

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Dennis Miller’s Comedy of Errors

I’m a winner! Last Friday was a great day.  My wife and I spontaneously went to a local morning radio station remote broadcast.  We entered a couple of raffles they were holding and within 20 minutes they called my name … Continue reading

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Sam Adams, George Wythe and Francis Lewis: Colonial Leaders with Something to Say about America’s Financial Trust Deficit

Imagine what the founding fathers of the United States would say about the tyranny and bondage of excessive debt on Americans and American business today! The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about the “trust deficit’ that is widening … Continue reading

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Is Your Financial Tree a Strong Oak or a Fragile Widow Maker? Looking Underneath the Visible Canopy

Our financial lives can be like this tree. The violent winds of life blow from a direction and at a speed we don’t anticipate and are unprepared to resist. For years the predictable economic winds blew and many financial trees withstood the gusts. The winds of the current financial crisis began blowing in 2007 and left many financial lives uprooted. Continue reading

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“Big Chicago” and his Undersized Financial Bun

Have you seen Big Hot Dogs made in Chicago, Illinois?  According to the company’s web site,, “The BIG HOT DOG measures 16″ long and 4″ in diameter and is made of 100% veal, beef, pork, every Tuesday in Chicago, … Continue reading

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