Archive for June, 2015


Why is JP Morgan so concerned about your financial future?

Is JP Morgan concerned about your financial future? They must be.  After all, they put out an article with the headline, “Every 25 Year-Old American Should See This Chart.”  The article goes on to sell you on how compound interest works and the earlier you invest, the more money you’ll have in retirement.  Bottom line, […]

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What’s Wrong with JOB Mentality?

There’s nothing wrong with having a JOB mentality.  Just like there’s nothing wrong with riding a 10 speed bike.  Both are ok; both are fine. But, there can be serious problems if you try to use a JOB mentality to achieve financial success.  This is no different than the serious problems you’ll encounter if you […]

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What’s the Finke Desert Race Like?

How do you describe the Finke Desert Race experience? Not easy. I tell people it’s like “Mad Max of Thunderdome” come to life. But, that description seems to fall short. Then I just throw my hands up and declare, “You just gotta go and experience it for yourself.” Well, during this past Finke Desert Race […]

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Free Vegemite Sandwiches … Yippee!

In my new book, Yanks in the Outback: A story of Woomera, South Australia, the Joint Defense Facility Nurrungar (JDFN) and the First Gulf War, I write about a very important subject – Vegemite.  It seemed one of the biggest perks about working at the Woomera tracking station was the free vegemite sandwiches!  You see, the […]

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Phony Aussie Accents … ?

Here’s a snippet from my new book Yanks in the Outback.  I was having a bit of fun with the lunch ladies about their kickin Aussie accents! *** Phony Australian Accents 29 May 1990 Tuesday I’m amazed at the Australian accent; or any accent for that matter.  I guess I’m just lost in my own […]

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