No Risk of Recovery

Eleven years after the 2008 financial crisis the economic recovery remains the weakest of the Post-World War II era. Economists have reached a common conclusion: In terms of average annual growth, the current expansion is by far the weakest of any since 1949, a position bolstered by some of the latest U.S. Department of Commerce’s GDP data. A Brookings Institute study revealed some…

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There be Dragons

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten ― Neil Gaiman In the 1400s it was common practice for cartographers (mapmakers) to include images of mythical demons as a means of marking dangerous or unexplored territories with a stern warning: the unknown can be a…

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Don’t Blame the Hammer

This will come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog but each and everyone of us will one day find ourselves taking our first steps into retirement. When that day comes, your financial support will have to come from other sources, rather than from your business or your job. Unfortunately, a growing number of Americans today are losing…

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Doing Nothing can be Risky Business

‘Change is inevitable. Progress is optional’ – Tony Robbins We all have choices to make in life, and doing nothing is a choice no matter if it’s ignoring the rotting board on back porch or choosing not to improve your job skills in an increasingly competitive workplace. The do nothing approach may be OK for some, but for many of us the thought…

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