(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.

Junk Money

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

I dream worlds.  They are other worlds which I figure must be in alien realms or distant lands.  I used to dream about relationships which contained the characters in my life like one would view a play at a theater.  No more, I only see some bizarre world where I can’t explain what happens or […]

Occupy New Mind

Posted on: Oct. 18, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

This was a sign from the Occupation movement in Los Angeles.  The top of the sign reads “15 years ago we had” (Photo by Harlin Kahn) When the Arab Spring populist movement came about, it was not only about changing the type of government but also about jobs.  This translates to a demand for a […]

Substance Abuse and the Internet

Posted on: Sep. 13, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

When was I in junior high school, otherwise now known as middle school, my heart would delight when I would see the AV kids (that’s audio-visual for the uninitiated) there when I entered a room.  This would mean that there, in the back of the room, was a projector that would show us a film.  […]

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 […]

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 Story of I, We, and It

Posted on: Aug. 9, 2011  |  By: Ronnie Kahn  |  Category: General

The History of the Future of Money (Part I) Before this Little Piggy went to market, there was a big ol’ hairy Rat that took all his money and started a race.  This was a grand race, called the It-diderod which most everyone called by the diminutive of It.  The further that the race progressed, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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