You can choose to be…what?

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Do you want to sell solutions to problems, or design solutions to problems? Get the education and training to be the person who is asked to design solutions to problems, not the person who goes out and implements those solutions. Lots of people use tools, but only a few design them.

Carry-ons – an update

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I posted about baggage fees some time ago, and this October 2013 Economist article talks about one airline that charges more for carry-ons than for checked luggage. What interested me most is that one of the many “new” fees – albeit optional – is one to jump the queue and board earlier than other passengers, presumably to have a better chance of finding an overhead bin to stuff your refrigerator sized luggage in. So, indirectly, airlines are charging for carry-ons. Unfortunately it still leaves many elephants determined to stuff their trunks into the full overhead bins, and then delaying departure because they end up checking the bag anyway.

Financial Literacy

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women-money According to an article on Investopedia, women are more likely to carry a balance on their credit cards, pay late fees and pay only the minimum per month on the card balance, than males. With single women having home ownership rates twice that of single men (NPR,) they are clearly earning well and wanting financial security, so becoming financially literate is especially important.

Malbec

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I’ve never really liked Malbec, but I am willing to trying it occasionally, just to see if I can. I recently opened anĀ Ascencion Malbec Reserve 2009 from Argentina. I immediately remembered why I don’t like Malbec: it’s too fruity, almost to the point of drinking an overly sweet fruit tart. You know, the kind of pie they serve at Village Inn. Without the ice cream.