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Talking Taxes With Cleverbot

Periodically I engage in conversations with an online, artificial intelligence (AI) software program called Cleverbot. The Cleverbot web site claims that the software learns from humans and becomes more human as it interacts with us. During the dozen or so conversations I've had with this computer interface, I've found it to be anything but human yet mildly amusing. A recent "talk" with Cleverbot is chronicled here when we discussed the virtues and history surrounding Martin Luther … [Read more...]

Family Finance – Talking Dollars and Common Sense

Here’s a guest post from writer, Carol Peterson - author of the book Fun With Finance. If you’d like to write a guest post for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: =============== Many of us learned how to handle money by watching our parents. Then our kids learned from us. Unfortunately, that’s sometimes like making a copy of a copy. Each copy becomes more and more distorted. What if we started over, learning proper money management and taught kids from where they are … [Read more...]

Most Expensive Medical Procedures

According to CNBC host Jim Cramer, the number one cause of bankruptcy in America is unexpected health care costs. One of the biggest challenges with health care reform is that every American will be required to have some type of health care coverage, but many of those individuals can't afford it and the country continues to age. While I admire the ideals behind health care reform, I thinks its implementation and execution could conceivably bankrupt our country - in the same way that … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Help Your College Kids Cope

This is a guest post from Mariana Ashley who's a blogger and freelance writer for www.onlinecolleges.net. She offers advice for choosing the perfect online program for prospective students and parents, welcoming comments at mariana.ashley031@gmail.com. If you'd like to write for The Daily ReTORt, check out the guidelines here: ====================== Heading into the New Year, colleges across the nation are reporting a rise in mental health cases. Depression leads the pack of … [Read more...]

Avoiding Cyber-Monday Scams

I don't know about you, but I'm an unrepentant self-admitted Cyber-Monday shopper. I simply prefer the convenience of shopping online for the holidays compared to the crowds and hassles associated with Black Friday which I try to avoid like the Black Plague. However, online shopping does have its own pitfalls - identity theft, computer hacking and compromised debit cards are just a few. Here's a useful infographic from the folks at Veracode that offers some insight into how consumers … [Read more...]

Cupcake Currency???

It's no secret that the U.S. economy continues to struggle. The country continues to nickel-and-dime its way out of the monetary morass of the past few years, and gold is a favored investment option given the uncertainties surrounding currencies such as the euro, drachma and dollar. However, a recent story I read struck me as a possible savory solution of sorts. It seems a high-end bakery called Sprinkles Cupcakes in Los Angeles has invented a cupcake (automated teller machine) ATM … [Read more...]

Kodak Typo Speaks Volumes

I make a lot of writing mistakes and typos. I'm not a perfect writer. However, I'm also not a multinational conglomerate named Kodak declaring bankruptcy with the livelihood of thousands of families and retirees hanging in the balance.  I am going somewhere with this, please bear with me a moment... In case you missed it, Eastman Kodak - which was once the most recognized brand in the world beating out Disney and Coca-Cola - declared bankruptcy today. That's sad for me because I grew up … [Read more...]

Steve Jobs’ Leadership Lessons – My Guest Post for Michael Hyatt

Today I have the honor of being the featured article on the weblog of Michael Hyatt , the chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishing which is the largest Christian book publisher in the world and the seventh largest here in the United States. Michael's site tends to focus on three areas: leadership, productivity and social media.  Here's an excerpt from 5 Leadership Lessons From Steve Jobs ================================ Whether you’re a “Mac or PC,” the recent passing of Apple co-founder … [Read more...]

The Success Principles: #7- chapter review

I'm reading the latest book from best-selling author Jack Canfield, titled The Success Principles, which comprise 64 different lessons that Canfield has learned during the past three decades as as a highly-successful entrepreneur, instructor, best-selling author and keynote speaker.My goal is to write a summary review for each chapter, until I'm finished with the book. You can access the most recent past summary here: The Success Principle #6 - Become an Inverse Paranoid Chapter 7: Unleash the … [Read more...]

The Success Principles: #6 – chapter review

I'm reading the latest book from best-selling author Jack Canfield, titled The Success Principles, which comprise 64 different lessons that Canfield has learned during the past three decades as as a highly-successful entrepreneur, instructor, best-selling author and keynote speaker. My goal is to write a summary review for each chapter, until I'm finished with the book. You can access the most recent past summary here: The Success Principle #5 - Believe in Yourself Chapter 6: Become an … [Read more...]