How To Save Money on Taxes

The deadline is quickly approaching for those of us in the United States. In preparing my taxes this year, I realized a curious little truth. There are two sets of tax rules in this country. One for the educated and another totally different set for the uneducated. This has nothing to do with one’s actual […]

Strawberry Banana Smoothie

It is oh so simple but oh so good. Anywould would LOVE this. Adults, kids, people who don’t like to eat fruits and veggies, health freaks, EVERYBODY. It looks good and tastes better. I am drinking this right now before heading to work (after teaching morning yoga practice). You don’t even need a great blender […]

Consistency is Underrated

Small changes made consistently can transform your life. We tend to think in terms of big things. Big breaks at works, losing massive amounts of weight, gaining a lot of strength, making a lot of money – we are great at thinking big and stretching ourselves to do a lot to get a lot in […]

The Ultimatum Game

It is in our best interests as a society to want others to succeed. If other people succeed, we really are better off. Think about it. If your friends and other members of your community have better jobs, better education, better access to services and better/adequate pay, they would be able to contribute even more […]

A New Model for Successful Investing

Update to this post: I wrote this post many years ago (in 2009), when most of my assets were held in short term CD’s (earning 2% a year!). In 2010 my approach change, and I re-invested back in the market over the course of a year, using ultra-low cost index funds, with about 90% invested […]

When Markets Crash Don’t Overreact

If you have watched the news at all lately (which I’ve actually been great at avoiding!), you’ve noticed that the financial markets have teetered off of their precipice and fallen into the dark abyss. I wrote a little about this in an earlier post. The Dow today was down 700 points at one point after […]

Blood In The Streets: What To Do When The Markets Crash

If you’ve taken a look at the news over the past few days, you’ve noticed that the US financial markets have been in a bit of a tailspin. I can’t say I’m surprised at any of this, the writing has been on the wall for a long time coming. I worked at Merrill Lynch (just […]

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