Monday, March 3, 2014

Michael Jordan And The Good Life

We woke up to -1 and snow in the forecast today. St. Patrick's Day is exactly 2 weeks away and the Milwaukee Brewers home opener is exactly 4 weeks away. Good thing they have a dome to play in. We'll have to brave the elements to chase the shamrocks!

Congrats to all the Oscar winners last night. Ellen DeGeneres did a bang up job once again. She's been an astounding Oscar host every time they've handed her the reigns.

Jimmy Buffett announced a June 28th concert stop in Chicago. He's also playing in Paris, France at the end of September. No information yet on an Alpine Valley date. Stay tuned for updates.

Buffett is also opening a new resort this summer. It's called Margaritaville Island Hotel located in the majestic Smoky Mountains. That's sounding intriguing at the moment. Well, at this very moment anything further south sounds tempting but I'm going to gather some more information on this resort.

The DOW was down over 250 points today before making a modest recovery. Investors are a bit cautious with the Ukraine situation. Some select tech stocks finished in the green today. There's always a few winners even on a bad day.

Most athletes take a significant income drop once they retire. Not Michael Jordan though as it's been reported that he made $90 million in 2013. No wonder he can afford to sit on an empty $30 million mansion in Highland Park, Il.

Besides owning the Charlotte Bobcats he has a large vested interest with his shoe line in conjunction with Nike. He's a top notch golfer with a model wife and can still play competitive basketball with anybody on his team. If only we could all retire like that. Heck, I'd just take the golf part. I've already got the best girlfriend in the world!


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