February 20, 2020

Aesop on Finance – Part Two

Ever notice how much human beings act on impulse? Advertising companies sure do. So do car dealerships, banks, and your local gym. Every time you go to the checkout counter at a grocery store, the strategically-placed candy bars and tabloid magazines are practically crying out: “Buy me!  Buy me!”… even though five minutes before, you neither needed nor wanted them. Pay attention next time you watch TV, or go to a store, or open your mail. Entire industries are built on capturing the human impulse. Most of the time these impulses are harmless enough, but the worst of them can […]
February 13, 2020

Operation Valentine

Operation Valentine  To some people, the practice of exchanging valentines is great for children in elementary school, but it’s hardly something for adults.  Right? Well, one of the toughest, most resilient men you’ll ever meet doesn’t think that valentines are silly. And he should know – after all, he just received over 20,000 of them.1 The Oldest Marine Major Bill White is a 104-year-old veteran of World War II, and perhaps the oldest Marine alive.1  He’s a Purple Heart recipient who fought at Iwo Jima, and later served in the Korean War as well.  These days, Major White lives in […]