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You, yes you over there, are an ‘expert on many subjects

Dictionary.com defines the word “expert” as ‘a person who has special skill or knowledge in some particular field, specialist, authority.’  I’ve come to the stark realization that much to my surprise, I’m a [..]

The Long View: TSA delays make flying best left to the birds

In the confused, angry months after Sept. 11, 2001, the Bush administration and Congress reorganized a number of government agencies to create the Department of Homeland Security. One laments there were few voices screaming for smaller government bac [..]

Get real about real estate: Residential and commercial real estate are completely different

Dear Michael: I am looking to purchase a commercial property. My real estate agent who sold me my home says he can help me. Can a residential real estate agent sell a commercial property? Answer: Many investors want to enter into the world of comm [..]

Esoteric Astrology as news for week May 25 – June 1

With Mercury now moving forward we begin a new three-month cycle of information gathering. The purpose of Mercury retrograde is to help us organize information received previously, thus preparing our minds for new information in the upcoming months. [..]

Appreciating others takes your mind off of you

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing:  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” – Voltaire   One of the easiest ways to break the spell of fear and anxiety is to focus on the good in the people aroun [..]

Get Real about Real Estate: The Importance of using a knowledgeable Realtor

Dear Michael: We purchased our home 2 years ago in a Culver City zip code. At the time we were told by our real estate agent that our kids would automatically qualify for Culver City schools. We later found out that we must apply for a special permit [..]

The difference between men and women is…

For a short period of time, I'm going to pretend we don't live in an uptight, waiting to be offended, political-correctness-run-amuck society. Translation — I'm going to be brutally honest with you, so prepare yourself. When broaching the de [..]

The Long View: To everything, turn, turn, turn

Just finished a book by Tod Benoit titled, Where Are Day Buried? How Did Day Die? This intellectually lightweight tome blends humanity’s historic fascination of death with our more modern obsession with celebrity. Suffice to say, I learned a lo [..]

Comparing bond, stock yields

When investing there are two attributes that determine performance-. They are income and capital appreciation. Some types of investments provide just income, others provide a combination of income and capital appreciation, and still others just provi [..]

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