I’m not a big football fan. Oh sure, I occasionally enjoy watching football on television. But, unlike hockey and baseball, I rarely bother buying tickets to attend football games in person.
That being said, this past weekend my buddy had an extra ticket to a college football game between USC and Arizona State, so I eagerly tagged along.
Anyway, as I was sitting in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum blissfully watching the
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A democracy can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.
– Alexis de Tocqueville
The bottom line: By 2016, our National
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Hi, Len Penzo dot Com fans! I’m Jana and I run a personal finance blog, Daily Money Shot, where I talk about money (but not the boring parts). I’m thrilled to be guest posting here, and when you’re done reading what I have to say, come say hi on Twitter or Facebook!
When I was in college, I was in a sorority. One of the perks of this was date parties.
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I love October.
I mean really; what’s not to love about it?
October is the first full month of autumn and you know what that brings: milder temperatures, cooler evenings, beautiful colors and, um, a never-ending stream of shameless cut-throat political advertisements.
I know. But an informed electorate is absolutely essential for ensuring the health of any representative democracy.
Of course, it’s just as important to make the right decisions when it comes to
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It takes real drive to turn our biggest dreams into reality, but sometimes the relentless passion that fuels our inevitable push for success becomes counterproductive. When personal expectations finally exceed what we can reasonably achieve on our own, we burn out. Unfortunately, burnout leads to wasted time, energy, and even poor health. The key to avoiding it lies in recognizing our limitations — physically and mentally — and achieving a
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When it comes to getting the best deals, timing is everything.
After all, there is nothing more frustrating than buying something and then finding out later that a friend, coworker or neighbor got the exact thing for less than you did.
Because I don’t want to see that happen to you, I’ve compiled this handy dandy list of some of the best things to buy in autumn.
Patio furniture. With summer over, the
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If you’re like most folks, it seems as if there can never be enough storage space in the home — especially when there’s a household full of kids. The good news is, that unused triangular nook under the stairs can often provide a natural solution for reducing everyday clutter by converting it into the perfect storage spot for your stuff. And with a little imagination, sometimes it can even be
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Like it or not, when it comes to evaluating others, people tend to form an opinion within 30 seconds of meeting someone for the first time. Unfortunately, that resulting initial impression is generally extremely difficult to reverse should we start out on the wrong foot — which is why negative first impressions often lead to lost opportunities. Ironically, the best way to ensure you’ll make a great first impression is
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It’s human nature for us to want to spend as much time as possible in the proverbial comfort zone. And why not? It takes courage to walk away from the dependable familiarity and security that waits for us there; for many, sometimes that’s even true in adverse situations, such as a failing relationship. Unfortunately, it’s impossible for us to grow, be creative, and lead truly fulfilling lives when we continually
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Let’s face it, the more choices we have in life, the richer and more rewarding it becomes.
Fortunately, I’m currently in that coveted sweet spot where I can do pretty much whatever the heck I please, whenever I want.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m not in a position to buy whatever I want, but I am able to take advantage of a lot of opportunities in life that are typically out of
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