You Have Money… Now Can You Keep It?

What do Wayne Newton, Mark Twain, and MC Hammer all have in common? They all declared bankruptcy after amassing a great fortune through their trades and talents. Their cautionary tales seem to prove one commonly held belief to be true: Making money is not the hardest part—the hardest part is holding on to it.  

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You Don’t Have to Feel the Sting of Regret

As the war was coming to an end in the epic Steven Spielberg classic, Schindler’s List, Oskar Schindler, beautifully played by Liam Neeson, lamented to Itzhak Stern on his regret at not being able to add even more names to his list of those he had been able to save. “I could have got more.…

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Is Immortality Possible?

Leonard Jones believed he was immortal. A would-be American politician in the early 1800s, Jones ran for President multiple times, hailing his “immortality” as his platform. According to Jones, mortality was a side effect of immorality, and anyone could achieve immortality through a regimen of prayer and fasting. Ironically, Jones died of a bad case of pneumonia at the…

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Do You Have a “Hall of Fame” Focus?

Ted Williams may have been the most focused hitter to ever play major league baseball. His .344 career batting average and 521 home runs prove that the precise strategy he used to predict what pitch might come next and the precision he brought to the plate clearly worked for him. He was also the last…

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Good Deals Gone Wrong

If someone were to offer you a “brand new” iPhone for $50, would you take it? What about $30 for a “genuine” Louis Vuitton purse? Maybe you’d jump on a chance to get an “authentic” Rolex for $20? You could take these deals and be happy—that is, as long as you understand that you’re not…

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Failing Forward into Success

Thomas Edison was both hearing impaired and fidgety. He only lasted three months in school where his teachers said he was “too stupid to learn anything.” He was eventually homeschooled by his mom. In talking about his invention of the light bulb, he said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that do…

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Freedom Leads to Purpose

Frederick Douglass, African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman, knew what freedom meant to him. He escaped from slavery in 1838 with the help of Anna Murray, a woman who later became his wife. After his escape, he became a leader for the Freedom Movement, which would help free other slaves. In the later…

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Are You Quenched?

Did you know that you could die from drinking too much water? It’s hard to fathom, but the very liquid of existence—our life-sustaining fluid—can be fatal if ingested in large amounts over a short period of time. It’s a condition, called hyponatremia, in which the level of salt in your blood drops too low, and it can be…

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If Only Macbeth Had Waited

Shakespeare’s Macbeth is a power literary character. More than his memorable lines (“Out, out, damn spot!”), he is a perfect example of a person whose success led him to a tragic ending.

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Cautionary Tales from the World of the NFL

Now that football season is in full swing, it seems fitting to share a cautionary tale from the world of the NFL, and more specifically of the late, great Joe Robbie, the first owner of the Miami Dolphins. Following his death in 1990, here is how a Businessweek article began: “In November, 1989, two months before…

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Your Opportunity to Benefit

A simple way you can benefit is to request a complimentary and confidential 57-Minute Lifestyle and Retirement Freedom Conversation with Barry Spencer where he will identify with you your biggest opportunities and dangers at this current time. To request your complimentary conversation email Barry@WealthWithNoRegrets.com or call (678) 278-9632.