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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Lessons From Spiderman

In their final conversation before his death, Uncle Ben tells his nephew, Peter Parker (Spiderman’s alter ego) that “with great power comes great responsibility.” Little did Peter know that a few hours later, the same burglar he had let go would end up murdering his beloved uncle. In today’s society—with the prevalence and importance we…

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You Don’t Need a Time Machine

In the 1980s classic film, Back to the Future, Marty McFly (played by Michael J. Fox) gets the rare opportunity to see what life was like back in 1955. Compared to today, it certainly seems like a simpler time. There were no reality TV shows, no Internet, no coffee pods, and the media wasn’t present in…

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Why NOW is the Time

The tragic passing of talented 46-year-old actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman was a shock to America and to the world. And now the public is privy to his seemingly inadequately executed estate planning. We can’t truly know if Hoffman intended to pay an unnecessary $15 million in taxes out of a $35 million dollar estate, whittling…

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The Real Source of Your Success

Croatian music teacher Frane Selek is perhaps the world’s luckiest man. He’s been in a train wreck (the train plunged off a cliff into an icy winter river), an airplane crash (all passengers were killed except Selek, who was sucked out of the door on the descent and landed in a haystack), a bus crash,…

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The World is Watching…

Thanks to smart phones with cameras and videos, the paparazzi, and the Internet, there’s not much you can do anymore that isn’t subject to being scrutinized by, well, everyone. Celebrities know this all too well, which makes you wonder how they can ever leave the house at all. But Americans certainly seem to be glad…

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Don’t Be Like Shakespeare

Stories abound of people’s really odd last requests and bizarre wishes in their Wills: William Shakespeare’s Will included a wish that his wife receive his “second best bed.” Napoleon Bonaparte requested that his hair be shaved and divided up amongst his friends. Playwright George Bernard Shaw left a large portion of his wealth towards funding…

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Are You a Victim or a Victor?

They say lightning never strikes the same thing twice—but it struck Roy Sullivan a whopping seven times. Roy (now known as the Human Lightening Rod) was a U.S. park ranger in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, and he holds the Guinness World Record for the most number of times lightning has struck one human being.…

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The Most Important Question

For those of you who enjoy the gritty action of the old Dirty Harry films starring Clint Eastwood, there’s one question in this world that’s hard to forget: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do you? When it comes to making wealth-planning decisions, it’s hard to feel anything close to lucky. With traditional planning, it may…

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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.