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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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Gratitude: Pay It Forward

In my last post, I promised we would take a closer look at gratitude. Since we are only a few days from Thanksgiving, I thought this might be important territory to cover. People who study this kind of thing, define … Continue reading

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Gratitude \Grat-i-tood\ (n): Thankfulness

It’s that time of the year again, when families far and wide gather to give thanks for the blessings bestowed upon them over the past year. Don’t forget to add a generous helping of food, football, and of course, shopping. … Continue reading

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Shiny Objects Found on Mars!

You can imagine my disappointment when I discovered that the SHINY OBJECTS found on Mars was not a copy of my new book, Shiny Objects: Why we spend money we don’t have in search of happiness we can’t buy. In … Continue reading

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Materialism – Gangnam Style

     The incredibly popular, over 220 million You Tube views, Gangnam style video from Korean hip-hop artist Psy is actually a pointed social commentary on spreading materialism in Korea. Gangnam is the Beverly Hills 90210 of Seoul Korea. Many of … Continue reading

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Amusing/Sad Bumper Sticker

As I was driving my daughters to school a few weeks ago we were stopped at a red light behind an old beat-up car that had a bumper sticker that said: “My Daughter’s Pageant Dress Costs More Than Your Car” … Continue reading

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“I do”, now, “I don’t”

At least most Americans were married longer than the 72 days it took Kim Kardashian to call it quits. To provide some perspective, Kim’s marriage to NBA basketball player Kris Humphries lasted 33 days less than the movie Titanic was … Continue reading

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33 Voices Interview

Happy New Year All, I hope this message finds that your New Year is off to a good start. Please find below a link to the 33 Voices website that is featuring an interview with me about my book Shiny … Continue reading

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Yahoo!’s “The Daily Ticker” Interview

Hello Everybody, Yesterday (December 19th) the Yahoo! Finace page ran one segment of an interview I taped while in NYC two weeks ago. Here’s the link to the interview: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-ticker/think-buying-holiday-season-material-possessions-won-t-140216925.html Merry Christmas to all!

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CBS Early Show Clip

Hello All, I wanted to share with you the clip from my appearance on the CBS Early Show on December 5th: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7390635n&tag=contentMain;contentBody Please consider Shiny Objects as a gift for somone you love this Christmas season. The feedback I have … Continue reading

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