Blog Category: children

20 Ways To Deal With The Regrets That Will Kill You

I regret the most not spending more time with my children and thinking that killing myself would be a better option for them. I was depressed. I was afraid I had let…

I regret the most not spending more time with my children and thinking that killing myself would be a better option for them. I was depressed. I was afraid I had let them down even before they were two years old. I regret the girl I left because I thought I was going to go […]

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What Are You Saying NO To?

This is what I did to ruin my life: I had a policy: always say “yes” to opportunity. If you GRAB enough opportunities, I thought, then one would work out and be…

This is what I did to ruin my life: I had a policy: always say “yes” to opportunity. If you GRAB enough opportunities, I thought, then one would work out and be a winner. What does “a winner” mean? It might mean that the goddess, Oprah, would call me. Or that money would rain down […]

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Financial Fridays: Divorce Sucks. A How-To

I never write about my ex-wife. It’s her life. But I want to write about divorce because the entire thing is a scam. As far as I can tell, the only real…

I never write about my ex-wife. It’s her life. But I want to write about divorce because the entire thing is a scam. As far as I can tell, the only real legal benefit of marriage is that you can share medical insurance if you have a regular 9-5 job. Everything else (estate planning, kids […]

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Don't Forget To Do This When You Deliver Value

That moment when you realize you’re a little creepy. I’m giving a talk tonight to 150 people in Hoboken. I was going to write a different story about August 18, 1994. In…

That moment when you realize you’re a little creepy. I’m giving a talk tonight to 150 people in Hoboken. I was going to write a different story about August 18, 1994. In Hoboken. But something happened. I took a walk earlier to prepare my talk and I settled into a cafe. I took out my […]

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I Don't Know How to Be a Good Father

She was a little over two feet tall. She was a US citizen. But she didn’t speak English. She would shit in her pants. She couldn’t feed herself. She cried often for no…

She was a little over two feet tall. She was a US citizen. But she didn’t speak English. She would shit in her pants. She couldn’t feed herself. She cried often for no reason. She hit me. She’d get out of the bath and there was no need for clothes. Just a black mess of wet […]

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Don't Send Your Kids to College

Somehow I went wrong as a father. The other day my two daughters informed me they eventually want to go to college. I said, “No way!” and they attempted to argue with…

Somehow I went wrong as a father. The other day my two daughters informed me they eventually want to go to college. I said, “No way!” and they attempted to argue with me. I have no problem with them talking back to me but somehow they’ve been brainwashed by society into thinking that college is […]

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