Don’t Pay Your Credit Card Debt

My dad got off the phone and started crying. My mom yelled at him, “He didn’t give it to you!” My dad had lent $2,000 to S. and S. couldn’t pay him back “yet.” This call happened at least once a week. S. was his best friend for 20 years. My mom would scream at my dad,...

What Are You Saying NO To?

This is what I did to ruin my life. I had a policy: always say “yes” to opportunity. If you grab enough opportunities, I thought, then one would work out and be a winner. What does “a winner” mean? It might mean that the goddess, Oprah, would call me. Or that money...

How to Think Like Einstein

A producer at [well known television show] said to me, “whatever you do — don’t ever ever say ‘I don’t know.’ If you say that, we’ll never ask you back.” Then, thrust into a dark room, mic’ed up, camera pointing at me, the producer in my ear, “anndd…GO!” and six...
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