Here’s a fun question to ponder on a Friday: if you had a billion US dollars, how would you spend it? For many of us (myself included), it’s hard to imagine possessing that much money. But if you were a bona fide billionaire, how would you spend the money? Read on for my thoughts on this question.
In my 20s, I spent many a Saturday night watching The Suze Orman Show on CNBC and loving every minute of it. Suze just announced a partnership with Amazon, bringing classic episodes of The Suze Orman Show to Freevee for all to enjoy for free. Below is the full announcement from Suze Orman.
Internationally-acclaimed business guru, speaker, author, and productivity expert Brian Tracy is one of the best on the planet. I’ve read many of his books, with the most recent one being Get Smart! Read on for my thoughts on this book.
On July 17 RoboCop celebrated its 30th anniversary. While some think of RoboCop as just another 80s action film, they are wrong. It’s more than that. RoboCop is a commentary on society, a forerunner of cultural and technological changes; and it’s a superbly-written, well-acted movie about what it means to be human. It also features one of the greatest orchestral theme songs in cinematic history, as well as a fabulous score. Rather than trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator, the film’s screenwriters, director and producer chose to make a piece of art that’s still as relevant and poignant today as it was in 1987.
I don’t like debt; it hangs over me like a cloud. The only debt I’ve had since graduating college four years ago was my student loans. Compared to some graduates that owed $60,000 or more, the amount I had to pay back was small potatoes. But last night I decided I didn’t want to have this cloud hanging over me any longer, so I paid the remaining balance. While I’m not looking forward to seeing the full amount withdrawn from my bank account in a few days, I’m glad I did it. That’s one less thing to worry about. And now that I don’t have a monthly payment anymore, I can replenish my savings account at a much faster rate.
How does debt make you feel?
Have you ever paid off something big (e.g., a car, house or student loans)?
If so, what did you wind up doing with the extra money?