I have gone to many Superbowl parties where the guests enter a football box-pool. The entrants buy “boxes” in a 10 x 10 grid, consisting of 100 boxes (combinations) in total. The entrants write their name in the boxes they purchase. The numbers used in the grid are chosen at random so each participant has an equal chance of receiving a favorable combination or possibly one that had little chance of being a winner. Continue reading
Category Archives: About Cash Kushel
Which One of My Books Is My Favorite?
People ask “which one of my books is my favorite?’ As an author who had written three novels the answer was always easy. I have three sons and I love them equally. Since I also consider my three novels to be my children, the answer is just as clear. Just as my three sons are unique individuals, my three novels have totally different themes. So when it comes to picking among them, it is impossible. I can honestly say I hold each of them close to my heart. Continue reading
The Dilemma of Giving Away Free Books
With the birth of a child, the proud father often hands out cigars to commemorate the occasion. When an author’s new book is launched there are similar rites of passage. With my fourth book “Sense of Direction” debuting this month, I am struggling with the pressures of giving out free copies of my newest baby. Continue reading
Tax Considerations of Winning the Lottery
Imagine you win a large lottery jackpot. Untold and unexpected millions will cascade down upon you. You show up at a news conference and a reporter asks the question, “What are you going to do with your winnings?” Continue reading
Tax Implications of Same Sex Marriage
The recent Supreme Court decision in United States vs. Windsor is a real game changer for same sex couples who are legally married. This decision will confer on these couples the same rights, privileges, or detrimental treatment, that federal tax law currently imposes on heterosexual couples. Continue reading
Must Students Purchase Professor’s Textbooks?
What are the ethical considerations if a student is forced to purchase professor’s textbooks? Should a professor assign his own textbook and make it required reading? Should a student who is already paying tuition – line a professor’s pockets with additional royalty income? Continue reading
Tribute to Vince Flynn – A Writer’s Immortality
As a professor I’ve always believed the job contained an aura of immortality.
An educator touches the lives of their students and influences them in many ways. In my 33 years of teaching at two universities I’ve encountered many a student. Coupled with those I’ve interacted with in corporate training programs, I estimate the number exceeds 60,000. I did not experience a profound connection with all of them, but there are always a few in every class with whom a special bond is created. It has always been my contention that a professor can live on within their students. It affords them an aura of immortality. Continue reading
How I Got The Name Cash Kushel
People ask how I got the name Cash?
Its true that my parents proudly listed the name “Paul Kushel” on my birth certificate. Continue reading