Happy belated 4th of July! I hope you enjoyed a good holiday weekend in the company of family and friends. As imperfect as she is, the United States is, for me, still the best place to call home, and I am thankful every day for all the opportunities our country has afforded us.
Thought of the Week
“I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.”–Warren Buffett
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I love this article, and even though she wrote it with an eye toward women about men, it is applicable the other way as well. Drop me a note in the comments after you read it, and tell me what you thought.
Set Your Man Free
A Practical Guide to a Thriving Relationship with Him & Yourself
“We need to stop parenting our men. We need to stop telling them what to do, making decisions for them, planning their career, their social interactions and future paths.
“Set him free. Watch him fall and let him return victorious.”
“Only then you will have a man who you respect, deeply trust and can surrender to.
“This is the most challenging path a woman who is used to control, self-discipline and management can take in a relationship. It’s easier to just do everything for him and for yourself (as well as others.) It makes you feel mighty but it takes away power from him and it takes the responsibility out of his hands and puts it back into yours. Read more.
Do you remember when hotels used to provide free Wi-Fi, gym and pool access, pool towels, a daily newspaper or a shuttle at no extra cost? If there’s one thing COVID did not reverse, it’s the stealthy resort fees that sometimes go under the name of urban fees, destination fees, or facilities fees. You could easily pay $50 on top of your daily rate, and if you use online travel services like Priceline or Orbitz, you may not be aware of these additional fees until you check out. Read the fine print. Call the property, and understand what you’re getting into before booking. That low rate may not seem so appealing once you factor in the extra cost that will, in most cases, not be waived.
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Until next week…