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Taxes, government and the 1 percent

Here we go again. The 2016 election season is unofficially underway. Most Democrats seem to be holding off on announcing a run until a certain Clinton makes an official decision. Republicans are stumbling all over each other as they put their toes in the money-raising waters. The number of Republicans on some lists is staggering; there are new names and repeat performers.

February 24, 2015

Balancing your information technology

I love information technology! The impact it has had on our personal and professional lives over the last few decades is undeniable. Never have we had such a plethora of information available to us at any given moment.

February 23, 2015

The charade of affordable housing

The unaffordability of “affordable housing” has been much in the news recently. One report states, “Most people probably have no chance at buying...” i.e., an affordable home in San Diego, with 40,000 people on the waiting list.

February 23, 2015

16-month update on my Chevrolet Volt

It’s now been 16 months since I leased my Chevy Volt. I’ve driven just less than 10,000 miles. This is the third report since I acquired a 2014 model in October 2013. Previous reviews were written in January 2014 after 60 days and in June 2014 after eight months.

February 23, 2015

Stocks are risky when investors don't do their research

A longtime client recently sent me an article from the Wall Street Journal written by Morgan Housel, “Why Bear Markets Are an Inevitable.”

February 20, 2015

We all share Latin passion

Here in Monterrey, Mexico, we held our periodic conference of Latin American distributors. It is a time of sharing ideas, lessons learned and ways to work together across national boundaries. It’s about making fun of ourselves and having fun in general.

February 20, 2015

Career choices for the Class of 2015

In just a few months, members of the Class of 2015 will receive their high school diplomas. Some will continue their education at colleges and universities, but after six years, only 56 percent will graduate with a two- or four-year degree, according to a report by the National Student Clearinghouse, a nonprofit research organization. Many will be left with huge loans, struggling to find a job.

February 20, 2015

Colonial life on Chesapeake Bay

The Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland was settled only a few years after the establishment of the Virginia colony at Jamestown in 1607. Because of this region’s isolation from the mainland until bridges and tunnels were built in the mid-20th century, the land still retains a colonial environment.

February 19, 2015
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