(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.

What is on Each Side of the Money Coin? (Part II)

Posted on: Jul. 31, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

In Part I, we were looking into that the money is coin is made up of risk on one side with control on the other and that each one is a concept made up by language.  So we come back to money as a socially constructed illusion.  What our culture loves to tell us to […]

What is on Each Side of the Money Coin? (Part I)

Posted on: Jul. 18, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

The magician’s trick pulls the coin out from behind our ear.  On one side of that coin is risk and the other is control.  They are part of the same coin; a sleight of hand that we call money.  We love to watch the illusion and ask “how did they do that?”  We tell ourselves […]

The Ship Made of Money Approaches the Hidden Iceberg

Posted on: Jun. 19, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Is Money at a Tipping Point? As the Obama administration announces a policy to conditionally not deport those under thirty who came to the U.S. as children and the U.S. Supreme Court will be reviewing the controversial Arizona law on immigration, we see emotional rhetoric on each side of the fence, so to speak.   Most […]

Go Fish

Posted on: Jul. 26, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

Belief in the Illusion that is Money There is movie called “Catfish.”  The movie is in the style of a documentary where the filmmaker’s attempt to delve into the life of an eight-year old painter only to find out that the whole thing was manufactured online by the girl’s mother.  The mother turns out to […]

The Satisfied Skunk

Posted on: May. 31, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Around twenty years ago, I started out in the financial services industry.  While my goal was to become a Certified Financial Planning practitioner, I had to go through the courses and pass that exam in order to start my own firm.   In the meantime, I started learning the ropes while hoping at the time that […]

Unconditional Love and Money

Posted on: May. 3, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Re-imagining Money as a Fair Tender There is a quote by William Faulkner that “History isn’t dead; it’s not even past.”  There is a lot of talk that with the U.S. national debt where it is, this unsustainable level will bring the U.S. and its currency down. In this context, I would like to rework […]

What’s Under That Kilt?

Posted on: Dec. 7, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

The Essence of a Plan: Understanding the Context of Our Identity A man wearing a kilt is standing in set concrete up to his ankles.  This was the image Jane gave to her current financial situation.  She actually had brought in this exact image to my office that she had found in a magazine.  She […]

   

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