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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

What advice does a billionaire have for you?

Warren Buffet has an estimated fortune at around 50 billion dollars, 99% of which he intends to give to charity after his death.  Wow! 

He is one of the top 5 richest men in the world.  You'd think he would have some good financial advice worth listening to, right?  Alrighty then, game on!  The following are some tips he has shared with the world on a variety of topics, including money:

On Reputation
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently. 

On his most basic rules
Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1. 

On sources of income
Never count on a single income. Make investments to create additional sources of revenue.

On spending
If you buy things you don't need, you'll soon have to sell things you do need.

On saving
Don't save what you have left after spending, but spend what you have left after saving.

On taking risks
Never measure the deepness of a river with both legs.

On honesty
Honesty is a very expensive thing, don't expect it from cheap people.

On inheritance
A rich man must leave his children enough to do anything, but not enough to do nothing.

On ideas
You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing. 

On the trickle theory
The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on. 

On investing in the future
Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. 

On Habits
Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. 

On becoming rich
I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute. 

On learning from betters
It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction. 

On price and value
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. 

On taxes for the rich
If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end - people like myself - should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it. 

On challenges
I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over. 

On being rich
Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars. 

On risk
Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.

On wall street
Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway. 

On how he invests
I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years. 

On hindsight
In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield. 

On ponzi schemes
Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked. 

On learning from history
If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians. 

On healing the economy 
Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation. 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Gift of Love free ebook for Valentine's Day!

Just in time for Valentine's Gift of Love eBook version is FREE today through Friday!

Thank you for reading this blog! Have a LOVEly Valentine's Day!

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Save some money by skipping these bad movies

See all the money I save you?!   Here are 2 films to skip this weekend and save your hard-earned money for something else.  Be sure to read my movie reviews to find out why:

  Read my review at Movie Review Maven at

     Read my review at Movie Review Maven:

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Win free books by Trina Boice

I know you love freebies as much as I do, so I created 2 contests where you can win some of my books for free!

Click on the "Enter to win" at Goodreads before January 21st and you could win!

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How to Stay UP in a DOWN Economy by Trina Boice

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by Trina Boice

Giveaway ends January 27, 2014.
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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Famous Dave's gives away free meals on Veterans Day

Honoring Veterans

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Tony Romas thanks Vets with a free meal!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

World War Z movie is intense fun

Brad Pitt. Need I say more? Well ok, if you're a guy, you're going to want more out of this June thrill ride than just staring at the aging, yet still handsome half of Brangelina. World War Z is a fun summer blockbuster about a zombie apocalypse, loosely based on the popular book that my sons devoured back in 2006 entitled "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" by Max Brooks. I wonder if Brad Pitt's kids also read the book when it came out and clamored for pop to film it. His production company, Plan B Entertainment, quickly secured the screen rights for it in 2007.

Rumor has it that the budget for this flick chewed up over $400 million with some post-production re-writes that caused its later release. In fact, the last 40 minutes of the movie were completely remade. Some critics claim the post-production troubles make the movie a bit choppy, but as long as you have popcorn in your mouth, you're going to be entertained. The zombie craze still seems to be alive and well, so ticket sales look promising.
Brad Pitt is confident it's going to do well and told US Today, "Listen, I'm pretty proud of this film.  It's just big and fun and this is the most intense thing you're going to see all year." He said it was the most intense thing he's done, and he certainly has skin in the game on this to speak.
Brad Pitt plays Gerry Lane, a retired UN employee who gets called in to help find the origins of the undeadly strain that is turning humans into rabid zombies.  Gerry Lane is properly motivated to search the globe for a cure in return for his family's safety and protection on one of the few floating ships turned safe zones in the ocean.
Combine Gerry Lane's effective survival skills with Brad Pitt's golden locks and you get some action scenes that even hard-core preppers will admire. It's challenging enough to survive the slow-moving zombies in "The Walking Dead", but these creepy corpses "turn" in only 12 seconds, race after you at very quick speeds, jump onto the high walls surrounding Jerusalem, and even pull down a helicopter. Your heart will pound in suspense and you'll try to quiet your breath when you learn that loud sounds attract the rabid humans.
Gerry Lane counsels a family locked up in a New Jersey apartment after the chaotic outbreak that "movement is life." His former experience getting in and out of hot zones helps him come up with resourceful survival ideas, saving himself and others along the way, including a female soldier in the Israeli army.
If you loved the popular TV show "Lost", you'll get a kick out of seeing Matthew Fox as one of the parajumpers that fights to protect those seeking a cure.  Audiences will be introduced to Mireille Enos, who plays Brad Pitt's frightened and dutiful wife. 
The special effects are amazing and pretty believable.  As my kids say, "It could happen."
The movie is being released in 2D, RealID 3D, and IMAX 3D. While I love a good 3D experience, this particular film doesn't work well in 3D because of the camera's shakiness, so see it in 2D and you won't get dizzy.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

My free gift for you for Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
Thank you for taking the time to read my silly blog posts. I truly LOVE my readers!

In honor of Valentine's Day and all things love, click on this link to get a FREE copy of my fun love pun ebook entitled "A Visual Pun Book of the Heart." I think you'll get a kick out of it! The link will allow you to download the ebook to your Kindle instantly.

The ebook is free until February 17th, so hurry! Feel free to share it with others and even write a review about it on Amazon!


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