Jack’s Winning Words 9/3/15
“The mint makes it first; it’s up to you to make it last.” (Evan Esak) If I had a vote, I’d choose to let Hamilton stay on the ten dollar bill and replace Jackson with a woman (your choice) on the twenty. But money is just a way of keeping score. It’s what we do with our money that’s key. My first bank was a learning tool…saving is important. Then, I learned about compound interest. I recall, too…My first pledge to the church was for $1 a week. ;-) Jack
FROM MY LAWYER: With your last pledge, you went "all in"! What a ride!!!====JACK: At that time I was a teenager. It was a major commitment. Commitment, for whatever the cause or job, is important for a successful life.
FROM RJP IN NAPLES: I agree ..... Ham stays and Jackson. Goes.====JACK: Forgetting "agendas," I think that Eleanor would be a worthy choice. I was fortunate to have lived during the time when she made her mark.
FROM GP: My grandfather gave me as I was leaving home for the service, a lot of bits of his wisdom. One I particularly remember was, "Give 10%, save 10% and leave the rest to God. But always remember, a man can work effectively 8 hours a day, 6 days a week. But your charity, savings and investments, work 24/7 year 'round. " Thanx for your words of wisdom.====JACK: I wonder what our grandchildren will remember about us? In the midst of affluence, I say to mine, "Always remember the poor."
FROM HUNGRY HOWIE: I just read that money is like blood you need it to live, but it's not the point of life.====JACK: I always thought that "blood money," referred to the 30 pieces of silver that Judas received for betraying Jesus. Research shows that it also referred to the money that a murderer would pay to his victim's family...and more! Sadly, there are more than a few people who are willing to spill blood, literally and figuratively, for money.
FROM FACEBOOK LIZ: when we stop seeing white/black, women/men, filling imaginary quotas & "making up for the past," we truly will have evolved.====JACK: Even though it was written in another context, this lyric comes to mind...."When will they ever learn? It's blowin' in the wind."