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A Main Street Way to Help Obese People

Don McNay | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Don McNay

"Don't you know things can change Things'll go your way If you can hold on for one more day" -Wilson Phillips I'm 55 years old and morbidly obese. ...

Same Sex Marriage, Taxes and Winning the Lottery

Don McNay | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business
Don McNay

The first step that all seriously committed couples, same sex or heterosexual, should do is find a competent financial planner to help them plot out a well thought out strategy.

Obama and Holder's "Too Big to Jail" sticks it to Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 11.26.2013 | Business
Don McNay

I've been a fierce critic of Wall Street and especially the Wall Street bailouts. If you study my writing over the years, there is one bank that get...

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.

Youth Unemployment: Is It The Bad Economy Or Inability To Overcome Adversity?

Don McNay | Posted 10.18.2012 | Business
Don McNay

I wonder if young people understand how to deal with adversity. If young people have been sheltered from overcoming failure, they may not understand that adversity ultimately leads to opportunity.

Carl Kremer: The Coach You Want Your Child to Play For

Don McNay | Posted 04.30.2012 | Sports
Don McNay

Kremer projects Midwestern values of focusing on the team instead of the individual. He beats a cupcake team by fifty points, but praises the opponent's "hustle" or "fighting spirit." I've tried to get him to trash talk, but Carl is not going to let that happen.

Has Bank of America Pulled a Netflix?

Don McNay | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Three years after US taxpayers bailed Bank of America out by giving them part of the $700 billion bailout, they repaid Congress by slapping their customers in the face with a $5 a month fee for using a debit card. Bank of America may have sparked its "Netflix movement."

September 11 Anniversary: A Chance for Main Street to Reflect and Take Economic Action

Don McNay | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Until Washington gets the courage to trust the American people to handle hard and sobering decisions -- and develops a plan of action that does not favor one interest group over another -- real economic solutions are not going to come from Washington.

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.

LeBron and the Entourage

Don McNay | Posted 08.14.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

A real friend would tell a guy like LeBron James that he is really messing up his image and his brand. But his yes-men entourage never will. They don't want to get kicked off the gravy train.

What to Consider When Offered a Severance Package

Don McNay | Posted 07.28.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Economic decisions shouldn't be ignored. Some severance packages are lucrative and offered on a one time basis. Financial considerations are one part of the package, not the whole package.

A Different Look at Life Insurance

Don McNay | Posted 07.14.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Why give your family a lump sum and have them blow it? Most insurance policies have options to pay out over time, but few people use them. It limits them to the terms of the insurance company. Thus, I came up with a simple system.

Elvis and the Definition of Happiness

Don McNay | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Don McNay

"I believe the key to happiness is someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to." -Elvis Presley The King had it right. If...

Betting on a 2011 Kentucky Derby Winner

Don McNay | Posted 07.05.2011 | Sports
Don McNay

When making your Derby bet, forget all the high powered systems and strategies and give it your best guess.

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.

Big Town, Small Town, Big Time, Journalists From Boston University

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Boston University could not have produced two more different journalists than my friends Joe Nocera and Samantha Swindler.

The Opening Round in the Battle to Implement Health Care Reform

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

A recent battle in my home state of Kentucky gives a good preview of how the national battle to implement health care reform is going to go -- kicking and screaming.

Health Insurance for Children Under Age 19 in Kentucky

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

I'm doing research on a longer article about the first battles on implementing health care reform in Kentucky. A battle between well-entrenched healt...

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.

Have We Lost Our Common Sense?

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Corbin, Kentucky's Bob Terrell is a man rooted in small-town wisdom.

Byron Crawford, Bard of the Backroads

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Crawford's new book, Kentucky Footnotes, appears to be anthology of some his most interesting columns from his 29 years as an award-winning columnist. It's more than that.

Kentucky an Election "Sneak Preview"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don McNay

As Nate Silver and other election watchers have noted, the Kentucky Sixth Congressional District race between incumbent Democrat Ben Chandler and Rep...

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.

Eat, Pray, Love and the Economic Crisis

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Liz Gilbert said of Italy, "In a world of disorder and disaster and fraud, only artistic excellence is incorruptible." I have pondered her insight for weeks. I keep asking myself the essential question. Is the US headed the way of Italy?