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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.

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.

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.

Nursing Angels and an Update to 'Its a Wonderful Life'

Don McNay | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

I've spent my life chasing fame and glory, trying to achieve great things. I've never been one to stop and smell the roses. This forced me to. I've been stunned by the outpouring of love, prayers and support.

Remembering People on the Other Side of the Economic Table

Don McNay | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
Don McNay

As dad was dishing out food to homeless people, he was approached by a nun "What do you do for a living?" "I'm a gambler," replied my father. "Joe, this is the first time we ever had a gambler on THIS side of the table." Problem gambling has pushed a lot of people into poverty.

Jimmy V, Elizabeth, Aretha & The Economics of Cancer

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

We have become a nation where our leaders can throw billions at places like Goldman Sachs, which does nothing to touch the lives of average Americans, but underfund the war against cancer, which touches almost every family.

Gambling in Greater Cincinnati and Lotteries (VIDEO)

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

The video talks about the history of gambling in Greater Cincinnati and the author's connection to the subject. It also talks about the death of a Lakeland, Florida lottery winner, Abraham Shakespeare.

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Gary Rivlan notes in his book, Broke USA, "the working poor have become big business." You wouldn't think that poor people would be a growth market, but businesses make big money off people who live paycheck to paycheck.

Playing the Hand that Life Deals You

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

I've dealt with hundreds of parents of special needs children. They take the hand that is dealt to them. And usually turn that hand into aces.

Son of a Gambler's Guide to Holiday Books

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

It's a lesson to me, the ablers and the beggars and the thieves -The Grateful Dead If you read my book, Son of a Son of a Gambler, you'll know that...