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The Other Three Legged Stool

Saturday, September 7th, 2013, by

In our last post we revisited the time honored tradition of sourcing your retirement income from three solid streams of funding. Today we look at the non financial aspect of your lifetime goals…your physical well being, and how it too can be strengthened by three distinct disciplines. The goal, simply put, is to tightly compress […]

Losing Weight: Lessons Learned

Friday, December 14th, 2012, by

In last weeks post I was caught bragging on myself about all the weight I’ve lost in the past year and a half.  The emphasis was on life style change, in particular adopting an exercise regime that suited my needs and interests. There are, of course, two necessary components in losing weight.  Exercise more…and eating […]

Losing Weight: An Eighteen Month Journey

Friday, December 7th, 2012, by

Let’s start with the usual disclaimers.  Just because it worked for me doesn’t guarantee that it will work for you. And yet the fact remains..I’ve lost 38 pounds in the past year and a half…and more importantly,  show no indication of putting it back on as has happened so many times in the past. It […]

The end of a long Trend: Life Expectancy Data

Friday, November 2nd, 2012, by

It’s no longer such a shock to think of diminishing financial expectations for the next generation.  The fact is, that adjusted for inflation, family incomes in the middle quintiles have barely moved the needle for the past ten to fifteen years. I don’t see anything sinister as to the cause.  It’s simply that businesses have […]

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead: The Movie

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012, by

What do you think is the best value in entertainment today?  It would be hard to beat the nominal $8.65 that Netflix charges for its internet streaming service. Admittedly, you will not have access to the most recent hot movies, but if you enjoy documentaries as much as I do, this service is a treasure […]

The Simple Way to Lose Weight, Part II

Thursday, June 28th, 2012, by

We covered the first half of the equation in our last post…taming our appetite and strictly following the four-four-twelve formula (the number of hours between our three regular meals). The problem that arises from trying to lose weight only by eating less, is that the wrong weight may be targeted. Not all weight is bad. […]

The Simple and Complete Way to Lose Weight

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, by

Notice that the key word in the title to this piece is simple…which is not at all the same thing as easy. If it were easy, then weight loss would not be the multi-billion dollar industry it is now. I just reached a personal milestone this morning, weighing in at 173 pounds, down now some […]

The ethics of the ethical pharmaceutical industry

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012, by

It’s a term we’ve often heard before…ethical pharmaceuticals or drugs. Simply defined, that would refer to a drug or prescription that is available only with written instructions from a doctor, dentist, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner and fulfilled from a licensed pharmacy. I’d call that a very clever bit of marketing…attaching the word ethics to […]