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Don Mcnay

The Hypocrisy of Bud Selig

Don McNay | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Don McNay

There was talk that Alex Rodriquez would get a "lifetime ban" from the game of baseball for taking performance-enhancing drugs. It was never going to ...

Keen and Laura Babbage and the battle against cancer

Don McNay | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Don McNay

"We can't afford to be innocent Stand up and face the enemy It's a do or die situation-we will be invincible" -Pat Benatar The contemporary that I n...

Why My Late Bookmaker Father Would Not Like Payday Lending

Don McNay | Posted 09.27.2013 | Business
Don McNay

My father was a bookie and professional gambler who worked in several of the area's "hot spots." In a town full of hustlers, prostitutes and gamblers, the profession they looked down on was loan sharking.

Joel Boel and Why to Give Second Chances

Don McNay | Posted 09.20.2013 | Media
Don McNay

There are two schools of thought about forgiveness. One is articulated by Jesus, who said to turn the other cheek. The other is articulated by the fictional character The Godfather, who believed that all wrongs must be avenged.

Dead Lawyers and Dying Young People

Don McNay | Posted 09.14.2013 | Celebrity
Don McNay

"Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night" -Jim Steinman (song by Meat Loaf and later the cast of Glee) My first news on Sunday was seeing ...

Growing Up With a Feal Life Tony Soprano

Don McNay | Posted 06.19.2013 | Business
Don McNay

I'm sorry to learn of the death of James Gandolfini. He was a beloved actor on a very popular television show, but I only watched The Sopranos a coup...

Happy Father's Day to Mom

Don McNay | Posted 06.12.2013 | Impact
Don McNay

Father's Day is an empty day for a lot of people. We have a nation being raised by single mothers who are stepping up to the plate and filling both roles.

Will You Be Truly Happy If You Win the Lottery?

Don McNay | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Winning the lottery has not always been the ticket to paradise. But if people use the money wisely, for a purpose, and with financial security being their number one priority, it might allow them to get closer to that elusive dream of happiness.

Will Main Street ever trust Washington again?

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Don McNay

"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...

Peter Perlman- Life Lessons from a Lawyer's Lawyer

Don McNay | Posted 07.13.2013 | Business
Don McNay

"I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night. He's gotta be strong And he's gotta be fast And he's gotta be fresh from the fig...

Not Becoming an Oldies Act

Don McNay | Posted 07.02.2013 | Business
Don McNay

It's more than not being afraid. It's the confidence to follow your gut instincts and vision, no matter what is the prevailing or conventional wisdom.

Helping the Wounded Trial Warrior

Don McNay | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Trial lawyers have a unique caveat to their job. They are always making someone mad. Often times, like Atticus Finch's character in Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, they can find that their entire community has turned against them.

Breaking the Rules to Do Things Right

Don McNay | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Pricing for professional services isn't easy. You can charge too little, charge too much or charge for the wrong thing. I've done all three.

Will the Gecko Slay All Insurance Agents?

Don McNay | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
Don McNay

After 30 years of affiliation with the insurance industry, I have a deep appreciation for insurance agents. I wonder how many will be left five years from now?

Courtside at the Special Olympics

Don McNay | Posted 05.18.2013 | Sports
Don McNay

Along with never having broadcast a basketball game, I had never been to a Special Olympics before. I'm not sure how I missed the Special Olympics.

The Art of Divorce Recovery

Don McNay | Posted 04.22.2013 | Divorce
Don McNay

I equated divorce to failure. I don't mind telling the world about my business failures (and success), but there was something about my marriage ending that I wanted to keep to myself.

Concerning Money: Keep Your Friends Not So Close and Enemies Even Further Away

Don McNay | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Most people have friends and companions who are within 15 percent of their own income. When that number gets out of whack, the temptation for the person who has money to use it as a source of control increases, and the temptation of the poorer person to justify being subsidized increases as well.

Tax Relief Scams: Where Crime Does Pay

Don McNay | Posted 04.08.2013 | Business
Don McNay

I saw a "pat on the back" news release from the Federal Trade Commission today: "FTC Settlement: Tax Relief Scammers Agree to Pay More Than $15 Million." If you go down a couple of sentences, it notes that the scheme bilked consumers out of $100 million. Crime does pay.

The Master of Mass Tort Administration

Don McNay | Posted 03.29.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Even if you don't know what a mass tort administrator or a class action administrator does, odds are that you have interacted with one at one time.

Is It Time to Make a Bold Move?

Don McNay | Posted 02.22.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Although I am the son of a professional gambler and a lifetime, self-employed entrepreneur, I preach a gospel of being risk-averse when it comes to money. I want people to be secure and have a safety net before they roll the dice on an investment.

Fat Guy in a Zumba Class

Don McNay | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

It's taken some serious psychological rewiring to get me to make my health a priority. If I can do it, anyone can. I'm a middle-aged grandpa whose last athletic feats were performed when Jimmy Carter was president.

Winning the Energy Lottery

Don McNay | Posted 02.06.2013 | Business
Don McNay

I grew up in an era of unrest in the Middle East I've lived most of my life with unrest in the Middle East. There is plenty of unrest in the Middle East now. I'd like to make sure that the United States has supplies of energy that actually come from the United States.

Holidays and the Anxiety Closet

Don McNay | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Don McNay

Lending a hand and lending an ear, not just throwing gifts at people, is what the true spirit of Christmas is all about. I'd rather have an hour with a good friend than a brand-new sports car. Anyone with a wide-open anxiety closet will feel the same way.

Five Things to Do if You Win the Powerball Jackpot

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2013 | Money
Don McNay

Work with a financial advisor who works with more money than you have. There are financial advisors, estate-planning attorneys and trust officers who have worked with $100,000,000 or more. The scorekeeper for your local bowling league is not one of them.

Friends and Your Money: Hanging Onto Both of Them

Don McNay | Posted 01.15.2013 | Money
Don McNay

Since family and friends are the primary reasons that people blow a lump sum, if you can invest in good quality relationships, you can go a long way toward maintaining financial success as well.