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Lucky Break

Lucky Break

The procedure used by a marriageable Etruscan young woman of 2300 years ago to identify her prospective husband may have lacked precision compared to today’s computer dating services, but it was more fun. The first step was to draw a circle on the ground, then divide...
Rubbing Elbows

Rubbing Elbows

Invite the six year old who still lives within all of us to stand facing a wall just close enough for the fingertips of your outstretched arm to touch the wall. Then bring your hand to that shoulder and rub the bent elbow with your other hand while chanting “Shorter…...
A Cool Million

A Cool Million

Many of us select our refrigerators more critically than we select our investments, so let us design an “investment refrigerator” to hold investments we hope will fund our retirement and our legacy. Ready cash goes into the door shelves, about 10% of total holdings....
Tripods

Tripods

A tripod remains steady on an uneven surface, like a three-legged stool or table. A stable investment plan balances on three legs: the desire to make money, the desire not to lose money, and the length of time necessary to carry out the plan. Such an “investment...
Double Vision

Double Vision

Envision thousands of M&M’s and an empty mayonnaise jar sitting on your table. Drop one M&M into the jar. A minute later drop two M&M’s into the jar. A minute later drop four and a minute after that drop eight, continuing to double the number of candies...

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