1. 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…

  2. 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….

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. In God We Trust

    It seems today there is always a protest about something on television.  I try to keep an open mind to see all perspectives and, while I agree with some protests, there are others I just don’t understand.  One thing I know for sure is that we’re extremely fortunate to live in the United States.  Sure,…

  7. Risk Avoidance

    Recently, I purchased a Nintendo Switch.  By no means am I a “gamer,” but I do enjoy playing games.  It’s actually great exercise for my fingers, which is a bonus because I’m always looking for creative ways to do physical therapy.  At $299, some may think it no big deal, but for me it was…

  8. The Tough Decision…Let’s Go Canes!

    When working with clients on cash flow management, we talk about making the tough decision.  I bring in the concept of Opportunity Cost, used by businesses to justify expenses today by showing the value they may bring tomorrow.  Simply, you’re comparing what you’re giving up (money) with what you’re gaining (maybe entertainment).  If the value…

  9. Playing Not to Lose

    I have always been competitive, which led to life-long love of sports.  I enjoy watching athletes develop into amazing teams.  Of course, coaches and front office staff have to manage expectations of players and fans, but every athlete has the internal desire to be the best and to win.  That fire inside helps athletes achieve…

  10. The Greatest Gift

    I wrote on this subject for my Buzz Around Wayne County article, but I wanted to add to it because I am only allowed 250 words with the paper.  You can see the original article on my social media pages.  The Holiday Season brings a great question: Instead of buying every object our children want…

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