My new phone is a flip-phone

On October 28, 2014 I began a personal experiment to wean myself from smartphone dependence, so I got myself a Samsung Flip-Phone. I will attempt to describe my reasoning for trying such a “far out” experience. Once upon a time, cell phones did not exist – actually, before that, at one point phones did not exist,…

General Financial Advice

Here is a collection of advice I have gathered from several sources and experiences. I am using this to also lead a teaching discussion. Personal Finance – Notecard version: Max your 401k or equivalent employee contribution. Buy inexpensive, well diversified mutual funds such as Vanguard Target 20XX funds. Never buy or sell an individual security….

always have a story…

The other day, I read an online article about what makes people interesting (unfortunately, I cannot find this article now that I want to quote it). Every person has something interesting to share. I find myself captivated, at times, in the process of encouraging others to discuss with me their interesting experiences. This listening takes…

My Best Facebook Lists

To date, these are my best Facebook lists that I can find. There is actually 1 more I wish I could find, but somehow lost 🙁  Number “8” seems to always add character!!!   Today, I found out a friend of mine, SFC LeBoeuf, just finalized his 3rd divorce last week. Given his vast experience…