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September 20th, 2020

What does finding yourself even mean? Finding yourself seems to be a difficult task.  People use the term in so many different ways that I don’t really understand it.  For me, it’s easier to understand a sports team’s identity.  A team embraces its identity, then works together to achieve a common goal.  The difference between…

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  1. The First Financial Mistake We Make

    Before talking about real estate as an investment I think an important question is to ask what we do regarding our own home.  Do we rent or own?  The decision needs to be based on your situation, not an imaginary timeline and certainly not only on convenience. If you are starting your career, before rushing…

  2. The Coffee Can

    Folgers coffee ran a campaign that really hit home for me and there was very little coffee involved in the commercial.  The family wrote something on a piece of tape, which they stuck to the coffee can.  The word on the tape was a product they desired, such as a new baseball glove, and the…

  3. Once in a Lifetime…

    Did you watch the SpaceX launch on May 30, 2020?  I did!  I know the world is hurting right now, but let’s take a moment to appreciate the magnitude of the launch.  According to pre-launch interviews, SpaceX had been working toward this moment for about 20 years and it’s really just the beginning.  Elon Musk,…

  4. Don’t Get Left Behind!

    My family moved to Pikeville in 1980.  My sisters were born in Florida.  Dad was told that in order to meet people in Pikeville they needed to bank at a certain bank, attend a certain church, and even vote for a certain political party.  I wasn’t born until 1982, so I can’t verify the story….

  5. The Popcorn Matters

    If we can find any positive in this pandemic it would be the outpouring of support for local businesses.  One of the first things I learned in college was that 90% of the USA Economy was small businesses.  Of course, the number is probably different now as that lecture was 20 years ago, but the…

  6. Investing Like a Tortoise

    Animals play a role when we talk about the stock market.  If you’re a bull, or “bullish,” then you believe the markets will rise.  A bear, or “bearish” investor, believes the market is going down.  With the current market reactions to the Coronavirus Pandemic, I’m reminded of a story involving two other animals.  Have you…

  7. Love and Money

    English was always my toughest subject in school. My struggle wasn’t really with the language, but with interpretation of what we read.  I always missed the subtle meanings of an author’s words that teachers loved putting on tests.  I would love to go back in time to ask classic authors (and artists) about our interpretations….

  8. A Matter of Time

    When I study wealthy entrepreneurs of our past and present they all have one thing in common:  They are experts in time management.  They understand it to be their most valuable asset as we have a limited supply of time in our lives.  Time management is learned well before their wealth is obtained. Hiring employees…

  9. The Entertainment Economy Continued

    Last month I claimed that we live in an entertainment economy.  Let’s expand on that as I think we need to be careful.  I’m writing to myself as well because I like to be entertained too.  As we try all of these experiences, we can start losing our value system regarding our money.  It’s easy…

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