March 23rd, 2021

Will Social Security run out? Let’s go ahead and address that elephant in the room.  Will Social Security run out?  There are tons of articles on this subject and with good reason.  There are issues with the system itself and limits to the funds where our Social Security checks come from.  Many of the articles…

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  1. 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….

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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….

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. The Entertainment Economy

    We’ve all heard that the American economy is the greatest in the world.  While that may be true, it’s important to understand the type of economy in which we live.  Like other countries centuries ago, we started as an agricultural economy.  The Industrial Revolution then gave us many technological advances which we take for granted…

  8. Dressing For Success

    I have always disliked the saying, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”  Finance is an industry known for suits, which I am unable to wear because of my disability.  It is difficult for someone to dress me in everything that makes a suit, especially after expending the effort needed to…

  9. The Food Conspiracy

    For years a statement has been on social media criticizing fast food restaurants for pricing their salads higher than their burgers.  The statement implied these restaurants only wanted the wealthy to be healthy; leaving the middle class to fight obesity alone.  Initially, I agreed because I compared it to healthcare costs.  If a product relates…

  10. The Education Investment

    Congratulations to the USA Women for winning their 4th World Cup!  As in all sports we have to remember that athletic careers are usually short.  Recently, I read Tim Howard’s biography, The Keeper, as I’m partial to goalies after playing the position in wheelchair hockey.  In the book, Howard explained how his career was “front-loaded,”…

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