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Michael Lewis

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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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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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...
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9 Tips to Protect Yourself From Rising Healthcare Costs

According to a 2019 report from the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, healthcare costs are projected to rise by 5.5% annually, on average, through 2027. As a share of total gross domestic product (GDP), healthcare...
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How to Handle Sexual Harassment in the Workplace as an Employer

The #MeToo movement exploded into America's consciousness in the Fall of 2017, shaking executive offices and boardrooms across the country. Initially promoted in 2006 by women of color who had suffered sexual abuse, the...
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Living on a Boat Year Round – Is It Possible? (Pros & Cons)

Like many raised in the dry plains of West Texas, I've always been fascinated with water, from rivers and lakes to the mother of all, the ocean. My attraction to the sea was nurtured...
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Should You Buy a Swimming Pool? – Costs, Types, Pros & Cons

"Success will be when I can have a real swimming pool instead of the fifty-dollar one I buy at Kmart every year," quips singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff. For many, pools are a status symbol signifying...
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Killer Apps Explained – History, Examples, Impacts & Future Applications

Can you imagine a future where computers monitor humans from birth, predict sickness, and help us heal faster? Or a time when chronically ill or elderly persons can live at home and be monitored...
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9 Easy Ways to Make Housing More Affordable

Shelter is one of our basic human needs. A home protects us from the elements and predators, provides a sense of well-being and intimacy, and secures our social status in the community. In many...