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'Rise of the Robots' and the Success of Electronic Banking

Don McNay | Posted 04.25.2016 | Books
Don McNay

What is so gripping about Rise of the Robots is the unpredictability of the jobs being wiped out. Ford argues that nearly EVERY job or position can be ultimately eliminated by technology, especially as artificial intelligence improves.

Taking the Oath Against Fat Shaming

Don McNay | Posted 01.23.2016 | Impact
Don McNay

Discriminating against people because of their weight is not limited to famous people in music videos. It's hard on everyday people who have had a lifetime of conditioning to not speak out and endured subtle and not so subtle insults.

Brand New CrossFit Man

Don McNay | Posted 12.01.2015 | Sports
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Don McNay

At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.

Stopping Structured Settlement Predators for Good This Time

Don McNay | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Don McNay

No matter how much you want to protect the privacy of someone receiving a structured settlement, someone else with a fancy computer or data mining program is going to find them and make them an offer to buy their payments.

My First 5K in 27 Years, After Losing 100 Pounds.

Don McNay | Posted 08.09.2015 | Sports
Don McNay

I've convinced myself that I don't really care about my time in the Midsummer Night's Dream, 5K race in Lexington Kentucky. Then I just put on the race shirt. All of that "non competitive" talk goes right out the window. I want to win this baby. Or lose giving it everything I can.

Sheila Hiestand: Hall of Fame Basketball Player to Ironman With 125 lbs Weight Loss in Between

Don McNay | Posted 08.02.2015 | Sports
Don McNay

Louisville trial lawyer Sheila Hiestand is 6 foot tall, outgoing and vivacious. She has the total inner confidence that made her a Hall of Fame college basketball player and now one of Kentucky's top trial attorneys.

Helping a Person Live Like They Were Dying

Don McNay | Posted 03.06.2015 | Business
Don McNay

Lori sought a medical solution to help her lose weight and the solution caused her body to die. I've been fortunate that my weight loss surgery has been a success in its first month and that maybe the medical world has found a solution that works for people like me. The attempt with diet pills was definitely not the answer.

Life Insurance Advisor: Out of the Closet

Don McNay | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Don McNay

I've called myself other titles, masking that my income comes from the life insurance industry. There are multiple reasons why my lifetime occupation became a semi-hidden secret. The industry itself went through the same kind of identity crisis.

Why the Decrease in Unions and Defined Benefit Retirement Plans Hurts Us All

Don McNay | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Don McNay

Is there a correlation between the drop in unions and the drop in defined benefits plans? It certainly seems like it. As defined benefit plans are going away, so is the safety net for older Americans. Most bankruptcy filers are under age 54, but there is a steady rise in bankruptcies of people over age 55.

How Facebook Can Get You Terminated and Keep You Terminated

Don McNay | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Don McNay

If your employer can prove that you spend 63 percent of your time on social media, it doesn't make any difference how productive you are during the other 37 percent of the day. Judges, juries and arbitrators are going to look unfavorably on your cause.

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.

Injured People and the One Percent

Don McNay | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Don McNay

Before I took the time to really study the legislation I called it Obamacare. I encouraged my Democratic Congressman to vote against it, which he did. Now I am calling it health care reform.

Small Town Publisher With Big Time Impact

Don McNay | Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

Countless people have told me their personal stories about something Al did to make a difference in their lives. Al doesn't discriminate. I've had multimillionaires, manual laborers and journalists all tell me their stories about how Dr. Smith touched their lives.

Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 09.28.2011 | Business
Don McNay

"Financial reform" is a boon for people in the payday loan business. When people fall out of the world of traditional banking, they are still going to need bank-like services. Payday lenders will be in position to fill the gap.

College Graduation: A Very Special Mother's Day Gift

Don McNay | Posted 07.04.2011 | College
Don McNay

Sunday, May 8 is Mother's Day this year. It is also graduation day at Northern Kentucky University. I'll be at Northern, watching my nephew, Nick McNay, go through the graduation procession.

Ashley Judd and the Quest for Perfection

Don McNay | Posted 06.23.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Ashley Judd appears to have a perfect life, and being the sibling of a perfect child can be tough. Just like Wynonna, I have a problem with food.

Are You Working Towards Your Dream?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

As a structured settlement consultant, I ask every person the same question. "Forget about what is going on today. If you won the lottery, what would you spend the money on?"

A Sensible Way to Deal with Addiction

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

One Pill Makes You Larger One Pill Makes You Small And the ones that mother gives you Don't do anything at all - Jefferson Airplane My first expos...

A Beginner's Guide to Stopping Payday Lenders

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

When people wanting to get rid of payday lending get organized and vote out a couple of payday lending supporters, the rest of the legislatures will take them seriously.

Bill Collectors Communicating With the Dead

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The Wall Street Journal posted a story about Portfolio Recovery Associates, one of the nation's largest debt collectors, using the signature of a woman named Martha Kunkle, who died in 1995.

A 60 Second Explaination of Immediate Annuities

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

2010-12-22-pizzamoney.jpgYour relationship with your money compares to a dieters relationship to food.

Wealth Without Wall Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

If you trace the history of almost any national company, you'll find that somewhere along the way a story in a publication put that company in the spotlight.

All the Devils Are Here: Best Business Book of the Year

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

McLean and Nocera don't give us an idea as to where to look for angels. But the book is comprehensive, and I feel certain that all the devils are here.

Josh Hamilton, Pete Rose and the Power of Redemption

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. John Newton Before he played in his first major league baseball game in 2007, I w...

Third World America: Is Living a Normal Life a Political Statement?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

America is going through economic chaos. But a lot of other things are going on, too. There aren't enough of us living normal, stable lives.