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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Leisure Sickness: Can Vacations Be Bad For You?

Recent studies have shown that the positive effects of vacations tend to be both short and weak.** Indeed, some people may even have trouble adjusting to the change in routine and experience separation anxiety from their work and family norms (leisure sickness). Solutions? – Shorter, more-frequent vacations: 3- to 4-day weekends, or Wednesday-to-Wednesday vacations. – […]

The Joys of Simplicity

Effectively thinking outside the box requires a deep knowledge of the key elements of a system along with the raw courage to eliminate the superfluous but traditional sacred cows. An illustrative story from the annuals of business: Once upon a time Hertz had a problem. Hertz’s best and most profitable customers, the dependable, twice-a-month business […]

Who Controls Your Future?

This is about your old age and how you intend to live it. “Elderly” is the one minority we all are destined to join. 16.6% of your annual income for 30 years: This is the savings that Wade Pfau of Tokyo’s National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies calculates you will need (“Safe Savings Rate: A […]

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