(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.

The History of the Future of Money (Part II)

Posted on: Aug. 16, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

The Story of I, We, and IT continued The history of homo-economicus has always been about a battle between the I and the We.  For each side, the IT has always been about equality.  The I’s want equality of prospects for individuals to have the freedom to pursue the goals and motivations without government getting […]

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 […]

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 […]

…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 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 […]

It’s the Culture, Stupid

Posted on: Nov. 30, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: Boodle-cise, General

I have spent many years trying to find out if our relationship to money can make our lives better.  I have had hundreds of conversations in my work with money and read just as many books on the subject.  There is one key ingredient that can start us on our path to a better life. […]

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