(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.

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Welfare States (Part I)

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

When Mitt Romney said that nearly half of Americans “believe they are victims” and are dependent on the government, he is tapping into not just should government be large or small but the hot button issue of whether government’s role can help protect its citizens from some of the risks that can confront us.  It […]

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 […]

Money (A No Brainer)

Posted on: Mar. 22, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

You have thirty minutes warning before the tsunami hits, do you leave by car or on foot? You decide to run a marathon barefoot to keep down on the possibility of injury You are approaching burnout from the amount of work you put in for your own business because you just can’t seem to delegate […]

Is it Phraseworthy?

Posted on: Mar. 2, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Did you ever want to go back in time and say some clever retort that you failed to say the first time?  There is a French phrase called l’esprit de l’escalier which translates that being on a staircase indicates that you are already about to leave which then means that the time has passed for […]

Pay the Man

Posted on: Feb. 22, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

I saw something that I hadn’t seen in quite some time.  I saw the carpet on the floor of my son’s room.   He had, get this parents, cleaned his room of his own volition.  Now as parenting battles go, we had lost this one a long time ago only to try and win the greater […]

…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 […]

The Money Dinosaur Diagnosis: Attention Spotting Disorder

Posted on: Jan. 11, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius. -Sid Caesar Collaboration (Part I) Think dinosaur.  Big massive body with a tiny head and a long tail should come to mind.  Let’s use that metaphor for money exchange, idea exchange, and where most […]

The Crisis, Redux

Posted on: Jan. 4, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

When the bottom fell out of the economy at the end of 2008, a lot of people had to change a lot about their lives. Some who saw their retirement accounts drop by 40% or more had to put off retirement. Some people lost their houses. Some, like one client I had, just wondered if […]

The Time Is Know

Posted on: Dec. 29, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, Boodle-cise, General

Advice for New Year’s Resolutioners (other than a resolution to break more resolutions than any other previous year) Here’s a twist on New Year’s Resolutions.  This is the time of year to assess where we are and reflect on making changes.  That means it is decision time.  It may be around money or some personal […]

Have you Ever Dreamt You Were Asleep?

Posted on: Dec. 21, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Tom is in charge of holding the balloons for his daughter’s party.  The sun is going down.  He looks up and notices a single balloon moving across the sky like a satellite.  The balloon gets smaller and smaller and farther and farther away.  He is the only one who sees the balloon. When starting a […]

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