(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 […]

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 Too Succeed (Part II)

Posted on: Apr. 12, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

In part I, how culture uses its large institutions may be blocking the changes needed to sustain the very institutions that we need.  We need these institutions to not only flourish but for our survival.  We used the examples of college admissions, collegiate athletics, commodities trading, and political elections.  Can we change the story of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Money: Mistakes With Children (Part II)

Posted on: Jul. 27, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Barry is one of those friends who we picked up later in life and we got to know because he is a parent of a friend of one of your children.  Barry is a “poach,” that is Parent Of A Child Hibernate or so he thinks.  This means that he worries his kid is a […]

Money: A Child’s View (Part I)

Posted on: Jul. 20, 2010  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

Some of the saddest human stories I hear have to do with parents using money to punish their children for perceived lack of love or devotion. Being disinherited is about so much more than the money that gets withheld. Being granted an inheritance with certain conditions can be every bit as difficult. Money in these […]

   

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