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Do As I Say, Not As I Did Recollections Recommendations from My Lifetime of Mistakes

Do As I Say, Not As I Did Recollections  Recommendations from My Lifetime of Mistakes
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LAUGH and LEARNThis bestselling book is a collection of amusing anecdotes and useful advice on a wide range of subjects: Money, Relationships, Parenting, Business, Work, Cars, Food and Drink, Life and Death, Education, Health, Technology, Media, Aging, Time, Animals, Baseball, Sailing, Sex, Writing ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780981661766
  • ISBN-10: 0981661769
  • Publisher: Silver Sands Books
  • Media: Paperback
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LAUGH and LEARNThis bestselling book is a collection of amusing anecdotes and useful advice on a wide range of subjects: Money, Relationships, Parenting, Business, Work, Cars, Food and Drink, Life and Death, Education, Health, Technology, Media, Aging, Time, Animals, Baseball, Sailing, Sex, Writing and Publishing andLaw. The book is the sad--and also humorous and helpful--story of what the author did wrong over a lifetime and what he learned from his mistakes, plus what he learned from observing other people, companies, animals and events. In the beginning of the 21st century Michael N. Marcus and his wife didnt think they were rich, but they were comfortable. They spent money carefully, gave to charities, helped less-fortunate relatives and saved for the future. They had a very nice house and a perfect credit rating. Life was good. Marcus received a 4 million offer for his telecommunications business. But he was not ready to spend the rest of his life on the beach, he liked what he was doing and didnt want to do the same work for a boss instead of for himself. He rejected the offer. And then the Great Recession struck. Marcuss income and savings went down-down-down and debt went up-up-up. The Marcuses optimistically and foolishly took out a home equity loan to pay off high-interest credit card debts. It was a five-year loan with monthly payments of nearly 5, 000 (on top of first mortgage payments of about 1, 800 per month). In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Marcuss business had no phone service, email or electrical power for a week. He did no business, he had no income and asked the bank for an additional ten days to make the scheduled huge mortgage payment. The bank said it could take 60 to 90 days to decide on the ten-day extension. Marcus says, When you dont need money, banks would love to loan you money. When do you need money or a favor, they act deaf, blind and stupid. In retrospect, not selling the business was the stupidest of many stupid things Marcus has done about money and more--but like most mistakes, it seemed right at the time. Marcus often fantasizes about traveling back in time to warn himself not to make stupid mistakes. He says, The ten-, twenty- and sixty-year-old me might have ignored the advice of parents, teachers, doctors and accountants--but not the advice of me. If I talk to myself I have to listen. While technology will not yet allow me to go back and talk to myself, I can warn and advise anyone else whos willing to pay attention. Thats why I wrote this book. And maybe by looking back I can influence my own future. -----------------Contents: DisclaimerIntroductionThe Best Advice I can Give youMy Worst MistakesMoneyLove and RelationshipsParentingBusinessWorkCarsFood and DrinkLife and DeathEducationHealthTechnologyMediaAgingTimeAnimalsBaseballSailingSexWriting and PublishingSum werdz too wotch owte fourLawAbout the AuthorAlso by Michael N. MarcusPhoto Credits

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  • ISBN-13 : 9780981661766
  • ISBN-10 : 0981661769
  • Media : Paperback
  • Pages : 286
  • Status : 381 on hand
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  • Pages : 286
  • Release Date : 2014-06-20
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