This week’s Wall Street Financial Stat from dahBull com

This week’s Wall Street Financial News Stat from dahBull com. More money has been poured into stock-based funds in the last five months than in the previous 12 years combined, per Bank of America. Stock valuations are at their highest level since the dot-com era of the late 1990s.

Reminds us of the Quote: “Never become so involved with something that it blinds you. Or “What goes up, always comes down”

The Poor Get Poorer and now the Rich Get Poorer in NYC

The Poor Get Poorer and now the Rich Get Poorer in NYC. We all know that everyone is equal. The Poor Get Poorer, and now the Rich Get Poorer in NYC. New York is seeing how much moolah it can squeeze out of millionaires’ paychecks without pushing them across the polluted Hudson to Jersey.

Seems the state lawmakers passed a budget that raises the personal income tax on individuals making over $1 million and introduces two new brackets, not one but 2, for those earning more than $5 million and $25 million. The progressive, or is it regressive? changes mean that the wealthiest New York City residents will enjoy the highest combined local and state personal income rate in the country, surpassing even California.

Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard in her book The Writing Life says “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives”. Her book The Writing Life is a beautiful and poignant meditation on a life well lived. The Writing Life reminds us of the trade-offs between presence and productivity that we’re constantly having to make. The book doesn’t teach a writer how to write. It shows how a writer lives her life.

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” reminds us that what we do each day eventually becomes our life. Therefore how we spend each day in the singular, becomes how we spend our life in the total. And while things may seem either uneventful, or important, judged by a single day: judged by a lifetime of single days, they add up  to  either a life well lived, or a life squandered.

Walking in the woods each day with your dog, observing in the present moment, with all your senses aroused, feeling the breeze to your back, the sun on your face, the beauty of the woods, the smell of the flowers and the activities of the critters skirmishing to and fro may not seem to be a productive day by today’s fast paced consumerism, or technology standards, but, looking back on a lifetime of such glorious days, would by all but the most cynical of soul, or dead of heart would be a life well lived.

Consumerism and Silicon Valley has turned our world upside down and with it turned bad into good and good into bad. Today we are made to feel that if we are not doing something, something important, something productive then we are failing.  We believe that buying things is our purpose.

Most of us know however that no matter how many believe a lie; a lie is still a lie. Technology and Consumerism is not the solution to fixing a world gone crazy, it is instead the reason.

Author Steven Monahan is a former fortune 100 executive. Then entrepreneur. Now writer. Steven is the author The One Thing Workbook #38 Amazon books, Art Of The Black Dog and Black Swan Coming.

How to keep your head when all about you are losing theirs

How to keep your head when all about you are losing theirs.

Rudyard Kipling’s “If”:

…If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs

…If you can wait and not be tired by waiting

…If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim

…If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you

…Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.

Bitcoin Investing Strategy

Bitcoin Investing Strategy. BITCOIN is down 17.5% today. Do you Buy, Sell, or Hold?

I bought, You? #bitcoin