Home ownership has always played a significant role in the American Dream. Especially among those who watched people they knew lose homes during the Depression, paying off the mortgage became an almost universal aspiration. The lesson learned was that paying rent was just wasting money; the best approach was to buy your home and pay it off as soon as possible.
Poor Charlie Brown. Just as he’s gearing up for a big game, his hopes for a smooth kickoff are dashed when Lucy pulls the football away. With apologies to Robert Burns, the best laid plans of mice and men don’t always come to fruition.
Actor Tom Cruise has famously played a fighter pilot, a sports agent and a secret agent but his first starring role was as a budding entrepreneur in the 1983 film which supplies the title of today’s article.
I haven’t read the new tax law yet but I suspect very few of those who voted on it have either.
Tis the season when people’s thoughts turn to evaluating how the year went and what they might want to do differently during the next.
Downsizing to a smaller home is one of the choices available to ‘empty nesters’. As I reflected on the concept, I thought a more appropriate title for this article might be rightsizing. It’s a word (and spin) that some companies use as they reduce their workforces.
Several of my friends will be delighted, I’m sure, that I’ve returned to the world of rock music for the title of an article. Probably best known as a musician, David Bowie studied music and dance, enjoying success as a musician, writer and actor during his working life.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I wrote a note about the Equifax security breach using a favorite Andy Rooney quote as my title.
Journalist and TV commentator Andy Rooney took an acerbic view of much of American life.