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$550 Million Power Ball Lottery = Happiness?

With all of the excitement over the now $550 million Power Ball lottery, I thought I would share with you a brief excerpt from my book (Pages 151-152), Shiny Objects: Why we spend money we don’t have in search of … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Drive?

What would Jesus drive?* That’s a great question. I feel it’s a real “acid test” for those of us trying to be good stewards of our financial resources. In April of this year, I was graciously invited to deliver the … Continue reading

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Alert! Shiny Objects Reviewed in Today’s Wall Street Journal!

Happy Holidays All, Just a quick note to let you know that Shiny Objects was reviewed on page C9 of Today’s Wall Street Journal (Saturday, November 26). Here’s the link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203699404577048012935449958.html Sincerely, Dr. Roberts

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Santa Clau$ is Coming to Town

     Santa better have a pretty big sleigh this year. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates that holiday sales for 2011 will increase 2.8% to a whopping $452.9 billion. That’s a generous $3,566.14 per household in the US (127 million … Continue reading

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Monkey See, Monkey Do

   Photo: New York Times.      I am convinced that self-control is one of the most important attributes we possess as humans. It affects how we spend our money, our relationships, our productivity at work, and even our happiness. Without … Continue reading

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You Say “Pelf”, But I Say “Cabbage” ………….

                People and cultures assign many names to objects that are important to them. Take for example, the indigenous Sami people of the frozen arctic. Their homeland  largely encompasses the northern most regions of Norway, Finland, Sweden, and the Kola … Continue reading

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Are You a Spendthrift or a Tightwad?

If you had to describe your money management style, would you say you’re more “miserly” or more of a “spend thrift”? Does it take a crow bar to separate you from your money even for things you need or does … Continue reading

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