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At Column No. 500, a Look Back at Lessons Learned

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When my first Wealth Matters column ran in December 2008, I wrote that I wanted to examine the strategies the wealthy used to manage their money and their lives in a way that people with far less money could learn from. Having spent the last week going through 499 columns in preparation for No. 500, I found that I had more or less stayed true to that objective.

Giving Like Michael Bloomberg: ‘Find One Small Thing’

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“I’m a practical person,” Mr. Bloomberg said in an interview at Bloomberg Philanthropies. “If we’ve got a problem, let’s do something. I want to find one small thing.” Last year, he gave $510 million to more than 1,000 organizations in six areas. Over his lifetime, he has given $4.3 billion.

How the Year 2000 Turned My Life Upside Down

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All those Y2K predictions had me scared about what would befall the world when 1999 became 2000. But it turned out that something more disruptive than my computer clock going haywire or a stock bubble bursting happened to me during those months.

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