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Michael R. Lewis is a retired corporate executive and entrepreneur. During his 40+ year career, Lewis created and sold ten different companies ranging from oil exploration to healthcare software. He has also been a Registered Investment Adviser with the SEC, a Principal of one of the larger management consulting firms in the country, and a Senior Vice President of the largest not-for-profit health insurer in the United States. Mike's articles on personal investments, business management, and the economy are available on several online publications. He's a father and grandfather, who also writes non-fiction and biographical pieces about growing up in the plains of West Texas - including The Storm.
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Top 21 Outdoor Adventure Destinations in the World – Vacation Travel Ideas

Most of us never lose that child's desire for excitement and new experiences, but we come to believe that adventures are too expensive, too dangerous, or too physically demanding for us. As a consequence,...
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Should You Consider an All-Inclusive Resort for Vacation? – Pros & Cons

Taking an annual vacation is important. Excessive work hours and days lead to burnout, reduced employee engagement, higher absenteeism, lower production, and higher costs. A 2016 Harvard Business Review article notes that employees who took...
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How Immigration Affects the U.S. Economy – 11 Myths to Dispel

Immigration has long been a controversial subject for Americans, despite the country’s reputation as the world’s melting pot. In times of economic uncertainty, emotions run especially high, and partisans on both sides of the political...
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Is an Electric Self-Driving Car in Your Future?

The growth of automobile ownership in America has provided a mix of blessings and harm to the country and the world. Cars have spurred economic growth, population mobility, and geographic freedom. However, fossil-fueled automobiles...
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Should You Buy Fine Art as an Investment? – Types & Risks

I've never forgotten the details of my first purchase of an original oil painting, "Going Home" by cowboy artist Jimmy Cox in 1978. The scene is a panorama of a barren, West Texas prairie...
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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – What Are They & Should You Participate?

A friend of mine, a big fan of the Harry Potter series, recently planned to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) to fund a new Quidditch sports league. His new "Quidcoins," valued at 0.009...
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Should You Add a Media Room or Home Theater? – Costs, Pros & Cons

Having a private cinema in your home was once considered the ultimate luxury, available only to movie moguls, film stars, and industry titans with access to restricted film libraries. Joseph Cali, a theater designer...
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How to Encourage Your Kids to Enjoy Reading & Become Lifelong Readers

When I was a child, my mother and I rode a bus to and from the downtown Wichita Falls, Texas library every Wednesday and Saturday morning. I can still see it now: a brick,...
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7 Ways to Prevent Political Arguments With Family & Friends

"There cannot a greater judgment befall a country than a dreadful spirit of division as rends a government into two distinct people, and makes them greater strangers, and more averse to one another, than...
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What Is Blockchain Technology (Explained) – How It Will Change the Future

In November 2008, an anonymous author using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto issued the white paper "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System," which outlined "a system for electronic transactions without relying on trust." This system,...
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Flying on a Private Jet – Advantages & Costs

Taking a commercial flight today is "the equivalent of traveling via Greyhound bus in the 1970s," according to Victoria Person-Goral, one of USA Today’s panel of frequent travelers.It's not hard to see why she...