Student Loans at 8.5%: A Government Created Crisis

This past Friday, May 25, the Wall Street Journal published an article about an orthodontist who currently has over $1 million in student loan debt.  Dr. Mike Meru, the orthodontist, pays over $1,500 per month, but in about two decades, his balance is expected to balloon to $2 million.  His original principal balance was $601,506. …

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The Best Mama Hip-Hop Music

Happy Mother's Day to all of the mothers out there.  Although today may be one of those holidays arbitrarily set on a random Sunday in May (you should be thankful for your mother everyday), it is a good opportunity to take a step back and be grateful.  When I think of mothers generally (not necessarily…

The Crazy Case of Michael Cohen

The Michael Cohen case fascinates me.  Here is a lawyer who cut his teeth trying small-time car accident cases inside a Queens, N.Y taxi garage.  He was basically an automotive version of an ambulance chasing, personal injury attorney. Cohen's Taxi and Gambling "Empire" Before joining the Trump Organization, Mr. Cohen, in addition to "practicing" law,…

Urban Male – Creams and Colognes

As an urban male, you have to look good.  If you are a guy who lives, works, and plays in a city, you need to take care of yourself.  Otherwise, nobody will take you seriously, whether that's at the office, at a bar or restaurant, or most importantly - at home with your significant other. …

My First Audiobook – Manhattan Beach

I have forever been a hard copy reader.  Most of the news I consume is from paper newspapers.  Rarely will I read an iBook or any other electronic novel.  I disdain reading documents on the computer at work and instead print out anything longer than a few paragraphs.  Many of these preferences are due to…

Baseball is Back Baby!

Yes, baseball is back.  Finally.  While we wait for the warm spring weather to thaw the frozen tundra still present across much of the northeastern United States, at least baseball is here to give us hope.  Summer will arrive.  Warm days are around the corner. PolisPandit wrote about the beauty of baseball back in 2015.  If…