Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction
Mon, 08/31/15 | 6 Comments

Last Monday morning, I was feeling absolutely sick to my stomach.
The Dow had just opened the day 1,000 points below where it had closed the previous Friday. And this was after it had lost an …

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Tis the Season of Purchases: The 5 Best Retailer Return Policies
December 5, 2010 | 12 Comments
Tis the Season of Purchases: The 5 Best Retailer Return Policies

Strategically, I’ve started to do a good portion of my shopping at retailers with the strongest return policies. I am a FIRM believer that these retailers successes are in no small part to how customer-centric …

Corporate Profits at All-Time High. Unemployment at 9%. What does this Mean?
November 29, 2010 | 8 Comments
Corporate Profits at All-Time High. Unemployment at 9%. What does this Mean?

Profits Up. Unemployment Rate? Still Up.
Corporate profits in Q3 of 2010 reached an all-time high at an annually adjusted rate of $1.659 trillion. Try telling that to the unemployed.
The U.S. unemployment rate was at 9.0% …

3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours
November 22, 2010 | 8 Comments
3 Steps to Pull Away from the Rat Race & Work Fewer Hours

The Rat Race
You work more hours, you make more money. Sometimes more money than you’ll ever need. Without purpose. That is the rat race.
Whether you garner an hourly wage and see a direct monetary impact …

2011 Flexible Spending Account Changes to Consider for Open Enrollment
November 18, 2010 | 2 Comments
2011 Flexible Spending Account Changes to Consider for Open Enrollment

This time of year, most employers offer ‘open enrollment‘ (aka annual enrollment). It is a period of time where you can change your benefit elections.
And it is usually the only time during the year that …

The TRUE Cost of Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water (& Comparative Purity & Taste Test Results)
November 16, 2010 | 28 Comments
The TRUE Cost of Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water (& Comparative Purity & Taste Test Results)

The Cost of Bottled Water
Let’s assume that bottled water costs $1 per bottle. Maybe less if you buy it in bulk. That’s not that much, right? And water is good for you, an essential component …

Quantitative Easing Definition & How it Impacts you
November 15, 2010 | 3 Comments
Quantitative Easing Definition & How it Impacts you

Quantitative easing has become somewhat of a infamous economic term as of late. If you pay attention to economic and financial news, you’ve probably heard the term thrown around quite a bit lately. It’s a …


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