(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.

Out of the Blues and Into the Black (Hey-Hey-My-My)

Posted on: Feb. 28, 2012  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

A Story of How to Optimize Children and Increase Profits I have no evidence for my conspiracy theory that my children are out to get me.  There seems to be something dastardly in their eye on the oft chance that they look at me, which is rare these days.  What would cause them to avoid […]

Shoot the Screenwriter

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

The Changing Money Myth In the movie “The Artist,” George Valentin gets caught up with the advent of movie sound and left behind as an actor.  Like the typewriter repair person, he is rendered useless by technological change.  In a tribute to the old Hollywood silent days it is against all odds that a movie […]

Too big to Succeed (Part I)

Posted on: Apr. 5, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

My daughter is about to graduate from college and my son is about to graduate from high school.  As many parents, while I am extremely proud, however, I worry about the opportunities that await them.  When I think about how the world will change for them, my twisted mind seems to wrestle with college graduation […]

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 […]

Money Dick or the Great Green Whale

Posted on: Mar. 8, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Call me Emael.  Some years ago, having little or no money in my purse, and, nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see how the internet had changed the watery part of the money world.  I signed onto the RSS Pequod.  My Captain was a man […]

The da Vinci Coda

Posted on: Feb. 8, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Advice, General

  You say you want money, but you’re the one who’s a little stingy, Cuz we not only want you We need Leonardo Da Vinci. –          Strange job interview Advice for recent college graduates, college students, and job seekers What was I skilled to do, what was there out there to do, and what did […]

A Simple Story in Black and White

Posted on: Jan. 25, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Let me take you back to a simpler time.  There were protests, riots, war, assassinations, sex, and drugs.  Of course, I am referring to the sixties and seventies.  Some people confuse the word simple with innocent.  While the fifties might have been innocent, most of us would not consider the sixties as simple. As individuals […]

Are Your Planets Out of Line?

Posted on: Jan. 18, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

Advice for decision makers You are interviewing three candidates to find a new financial investment manager.  You ask the first prospect if: a)      (fill-in – interest rates/stocks/bonds/economy) are going to go up or down.  The potential advisor gives you a confident answer that things will be going up and good reasons to back it up.  […]

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 […]

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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