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Will debt spoil too many retirements?

on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. Posted in Opinions

The key points of retirement planning are easily stated. Start saving and investing early in life. Save and invest consistently. Avoid drawing down your savings along the way. Another possible point for that list: pay off as much debt as you can before

Some of my favorite quotes

on Wednesday, 18 October 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I’d like to share a few of may favorite quotes which I have been collecting, as I come across them.

Quotes from the wise

on Tuesday, 10 October 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are some quotes worth quoting:

We can always be sure of death and taxes

on Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

There’s an old saying attributed to Benjamin Franklin: “...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

Did they really say that?

on Tuesday, 26 September 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

You’ve heard the expression “egg on your face.” Consider these rejections and comments on talent, business ideas and inventions:

Cybercurrencies: A risky choice

on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Bitcoin. Ethereum. Litecoin. Ripple. These are just four of the cybercurrencies attracting opportunistic investors today. Are they the next big thing? Or the next big bust? The answer to that question may vary per day, week, month, or year.

A lot of fun with a little trivia

on Tuesday, 05 September 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was penned by beloved children’s author Shel Silverstein.

Should you apply for Social Security now or later?

on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Now or later? When it comes to the question of Social Security income, the choice looms large. Should you apply now to get earlier payments? Or wait for a few years to get larger checks?

Not so ordinary town names

on Tuesday, 06 June 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Across our nation and even in our own state, are some interesting, and unusual, names of cities and towns. The stories behind these names would probably make an entertaining book.

Excuses not to diet and exercise

on Wednesday, 18 January 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

It is that time of year when many Americans are trying to keep their New Year’s Resolutions. Included in the Top 10 list of most popular resolutions is to lose weight and exercise more.

Do our attitudes about money help or hurt us?

on Wednesday, 11 January 2017. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Our relationship with money is complex and emotional. When we pay a bill, go to the mall, trade in a car for a new one, hunt for a home or apartment, or pass someone seemingly poor or rich on the street, we feel things and harbor certain perceptions.

Thank you William Shakespeare

on Wednesday, 11 January 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

William Shakespeare gave us more than plays, sonnets and poems. The Bard contributed thousands of phrases, sayings, proverbs and idioms to the English language – more than any other individual. Most are still used today.

Life in America, 100 years ago

on Wednesday, 04 January 2017. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As we look forward to 2017 let’s take a glimpse of life in America 100 years ago.

The intriguing post-election rally

on Wednesday, 28 December 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

Wall Street likes certainty. When startling financial, political, or societal events occur, volatility usually follows, and the major indices may fall. In late October, the Dow Jones Industrial Average went on a multi-day losing streak as Donald Trump

Looking back 100 years to 1917

on Wednesday, 28 December 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

As we quickly approach the new year 2017, here are some historical events from 1917:
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