Archive: Financial Planning Posts

Are You A Freak?

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Matthias Schlitte is probably a name that does not sit on the tip on anyone’s tongue.  That is, unless you are a professional arm wrestler.  Matthias did something most of us would find freakish.  In the world of arm wrestling, the only thing that matters is arm strength.  And since these people wrestle by weight

One Prisoner, One Rope…


A prisoner serving a life sentence desperately wants to escape. A simple sunrise is torture. But then one morning he finds a rope in his cell. The problem is, it’s only half the length he needs to escape. So he divides the rope in half, ties the ends together and gains his freedom. This riddle

How could a mother have no instincts?


What would you think about a mother who failed to protect her newborn child 99% of the time? Would you even call her a mother? This title brings with it the connotation of protection, care, and intuition – but what if a mother has never experienced these traits in her own life? Do instincts appear

What Matters Most

Everything can matter, but everything can’t matter most. In the 1950’s, large US defense projects required a high-level of prioritizing. Contractors had to identify exactly which portions of a project were systems critical in order to reach the end objective. Out of this need was born a process we now know as Critical Path Method

Danger in Perfection

Trey Junkin, center for the New York Giants, fumbled the snap making an easy field goal impossible for the kicker, which cost his team the 2003 NFC championship – and maybe the Super Bowl.   In a report for the San Francisco Chronicle he said,  “I tried to make a perfect snap when all I needed to

Seduced by Homo Fictus

We are addicted to stories. Stories are so fast they can outrun reality. Even in our sleep we tell ourselves stories. The term “Homo Fictus” explains it best. This is the name given by Jonathan Gosthaldt in his book The Storytelling Animal, explaining how humans are simply primates trapped in Neverland. Our minds will travel