(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.

Faustian Consumer

Posted on: Apr. 30, 2013  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

I was once a young man.  I not only suffered from the petulance of youth but at the same time pictured the possibility of an ideal world in which I could personally make a difference.  I became disheartened though when I found myself living paycheck to paycheck and every dollar that came in was a […]

Money, Memory, and Muchness

Posted on: Aug. 21, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

A Key to the Financial Planning Lock:  “Off With Your Head!”   Alice thought to herself, “Then there’s no use in speaking.”  The voices didn’t join in this time, as she hadn’t spoken, but to her great surprise they all thought in chorus (I hope you understand what thinking in chorus means-for I must confess […]

Money Kool-Aid

Posted on: May. 30, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, Boodle-cise, General

This blog is supposedly concerned with fairness and helping others.  Is this just about our (my) need to make ourselves feel better about whom we think we are?  When it comes right down to it, aren’t we are all just looking out for number one, especially in relation to money? When investment advisors interview some […]

Financial Activism and World of Well-Beings

Posted on: Aug. 30, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

It’s official.  The financial markets have been diagnosed with bipolar disease.  Wildly down one day and then up the next (or even during the same day).  Everyone wants to know whether consumers will have the confidence to keep buying anything and everything they can find.  One day it seems we will keep buying and buying […]

Your Own Personal Google

Posted on: Jul. 12, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Reach out and search faith Your own personal Google Someone to hear your pursuit Someone who cares Feeling unknown and you’re all alone Flesh and bone by algorithm Lift up the receiver, I’ll make you a believer Take second best, put my engine to the test Things on your chest that we need to confess […]

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 […]

The Ceiling Is Falling! The Ceiling Is Falling!

Posted on: Apr. 19, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

The On-Off Exercise I tried to off myself once.  It was a year of transition for my family.  I had lived my whole life on the Westside of Los Angeles but my parents had decided to move over the hill to the San Fernando Valley.  They settled on an apartment where I had to share […]

I’ve Got You Under a MisSpell

Posted on: Mar. 29, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Meet Manny Manager.  He is an all-thumbs (and way too big too), always-in-a-hurry Money Manager with no sense of humor and very little idea of what the context of any conversation is.  Being so busy, he also communicates mainly through text messages but unfortunately for his clients his phone is equipped with one of those […]

I, Me, Yours (Money 3.0)

Posted on: Mar. 15, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

In order to make money work better for everyone, you have to be a selfish collaborator.  It may sound like an oxymoron but let’s start by digging deeper into money’s past.  In Money 1.0, meaning the original version of money’s introduction into the world, money’s use had to become widespread and those using it had […]

…and Money Came down Sugar Mountain Carrying the Three Commandments

Posted on: Feb. 15, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

…Thou Shalt Buy Meaning.  Thou Shalt Sell Money.  Thou Shalt Hold Change How to Be a Productive Economic Being in a Changing World Here are two sugar world stories.  About fifteen years ago, Joshua M. Epstein and Robert Axtell created Sugarscape, a simplified computer model for how an economy can take shape.  There was a […]

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