Category: Money

180 Million Reasons to Win the Lottery

In 2007 baseball revenues were over six billion dollars. The commissioner made over 14 million dollars. The average player made 3.1 million dollars. Average, that means some were higher and some were lower. If you do the math, about half the players made lower, most of them around the minimum of 400,000 dollars. Stars on [...]

Shopping For Christmas

Holidays seem to pass very fast. Thanksgiving is gone. Now the shopping season is upon us. If you don’t remember that’s the holiday between Thanksgiving and Christmas that so many retail owners love. I have never really gotten much into the Black Friday buying frenzy like some people. It is a little too much pressure [...]

The Rare and Wonderful

I was four when I started getting an allowance. Every Sunday my mother would give me a quarter before we left the drug store (which back then was a drug store, toy store, and grocery store all in one — a precursor to Walmart and Sam’s club). I stood in front of all the candy [...]

The Business of Doing Good

By Nathan Tabor A recent headline points out why it wouldn’t be a bad idea to post the Ten Commandments in our schools. “Theft Rising at U.S. Wal-Mart Stores” noted a recent Associated Press business story. The article pointed out that the retailing giant is being hit by a tidalwave of shoplifting. Employers and customers [...]

Collecting Dust

I am a collector of things. It doesn’t really matter what it is as long as there a “number” of them to collect. When I was real young I used to go around the house “bumping” into dressers, desks, and chairs to see what things would fall off. Most of the time pennies, paper clips, [...]

Great Success Tip: Don’t Do What The Pizza Man Did

by: Daniel St-Jean I’ve got some bad news for you; you won’t get the opportunity to read this incredible book entitled The Stevedore in the White Fedora. This novel, filled to the brim with stirring passages, was going to captivate your imagination and take you on a breathtaking adventure to some of the most infamous [...]