12.24.2014 | by Kenny Steinberg
It wasn't even Thanksgiving yet. I turned on my radio just at the beginning of John Lennon’s iconic holiday song. There are no introductory chords or solos, just John, in his straightforward
way, not wasting any time, starting “And so this is Christmas, and what have you done?”
Just in that one sentence are two good reasons why I love listening to John Lennon. One is his directness when he needs to get his point across, and the other is his social conscience.
And every time I hear that one phrase, I start thinking: just what have I done?
Not nearly enough, I’m afraid. There is still war, famine, and disease. I know, I can’t end these things by myself. But there are others out there trying and giving the ultimate
And our clients: so many of them are struggling just to make it day-to-day. They have health problems, job problems, family issues, houses that are falling down or being foreclosed on, and
sometimes, no house to go to.
12.23.2014 | by Kenny Steinberg
The article was tucked into a corner of a recent edition of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Page 6, just five paragraphs. But it was screaming at me: “Man found guilty of bankruptcy fraud”. No capital
letters, just the statement. And I was curious.
Here is what happened, according to the article, a local businessman failed to tell the Bankruptcy Court that he owned several dozen antique weapons as well as a vacation home. Not enough, he
also didn't mention his vintage pre-World War II Ford, some snowmobiles, and income he had accumulated from the sale of some of his assets. The federal jury assigned to his case convicted him. He hasn't been sentenced yet, but I would guess that he will find it difficult to stay out of jail.