Don’t Pay Your Credit Card Debt

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?

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

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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