(noun, etymology Dutch from ‘boedel’: estate, possession, inheritance, stock.). 1. Crowd, pack, lot, as in ‘the whole boodle.’ 2. a. Counterfeit money b. Money acquired or spent illegally or improperly, particularly when used in bribery for political purposes. 3. Slang for money in general.

Money Therapy

Posted on: Oct. 26, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

In my blog post of October 5, 2010, I started off by writing “I am not a big believer in money ‘therapy’.”  A reader from the investment world took umbrage with this and commented that he has seen cases where therapy around money has helped, and progress was quick.  I wanted to flesh out my […]

Can Collaborators Scare Cheaters into Behaving?

Posted on: Oct. 19, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

GD78KKNJM72P Last year, just before Halloween, something scary happened to me that not only showed the devilish side of our nature but the angelic one as well.  It seemed as though I had contracted some type of malware so I contacted my IT person.  He suggested I download a specific software that had been known […]

The Glass Poker Table That Is Global Economics

Posted on: Oct. 12, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

As it is today, “the economy” is a poker game played on a table of glass, in which confidence or lack thereof is key to who wins and who loses. Then there’s also the matter of who’s holding the hammer. What happened to Bear Sterns in 2009 epitomizes the breakdown in confidence of the financial […]

Money Autobiography

Posted on: Oct. 5, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

I am not a believer in “money therapy.”  The way money operates in our lives has much to do with economic forces much bigger than ourselves alone. What’s more, our “money selves” are not only individually, but socially constructed as well. Institutions, heritage, and history shape how we relate to money in our individual lives. […]

   

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