How Old Money Operates

For Homecoming two years ago, a large group of my daughter’s friends met at one of the oldest and most prestigious country clubs in our area for pictures. All of the Moms immediately turned into paparazzi, snapping dozens of pictures. I didn’t take one picture. 🙂 Kirtland County Club was designed and built in the…

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This book changed my life

In the best-selling book titled “Your Money Or Your Life” by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin, I learned a very important way to think about money and our time. I’ve written about this before, but it bears repeating. The book suggests that money equals life energy. We can apply this idea in many ways. The…

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The Amazing Lifestyle of Captain Joe

For spring break each year, we usually go to Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. It’s one of our favorite places, and we’ve made some great friends on the island over the years. For every vacation, I try to find something new for the family to do. New adventures are a lot of fun and…

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How NOT to Go Broke (A Study of 188 Celebrities Going Bankrupt)

After the big real estate crash of 2008, a friend sent me the book book titled “They Went Broke – Bankruptcies and Money Disasters of the Rich and Famous.” Oddly enough, the book was written by an attorney, Roland Gary Jones, who was having money problems! He wrote: “I’m writing this book primarily because I…

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How a Billionaire Really Operates

If you like the TV Show “Billions,” you’ll love the book “Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue” by Ryan Holiday. Seriously, this is a great book and it highlights the secret strategies Peter Thiel used to take down Gawker. The book is really a course on strategy, patience and perseverance.…

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