Willy Wonka and Financial Happiness

The world lost a bit of it’s laughter with the recent passing of Gene Wilder. Besides his portrayals of Leo Bloom in The Producers,  the Waco Kid in Blazing Saddles and Dr. Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein, he will always be remembered for his title role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (based on the… Continue reading>

FOMO Strikes Again

  “Hurry—while supplies last! Sale ends tomorrow!” Who doesn’t love a sale? After all, it might be the LAST chance to buy something you REALLY NEED at a lower price. Right? Well, no, not really. But it does get your attention, and, after all, that’s the point. We humans are funny creatures. While some of… Continue reading>

Toasting Marshmallows (And Other Financial Secrets)

Remember sitting around the campfire toasting marshmallows? The warm, creamy golden brown deliciousness is etched in our memories. Achieving marshmallow perfection, however, was probably the result of trial and error.  Have you ever seen an overly excited youngster stick a marshmallow on the first stick available and shove it into the nearest roaring flame? The… Continue reading>