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Whiskey’s for Drinking, Water’s for Fighting

Generally attributed to Mark Twain, this is just as true to day as it was in the 1800s.  Consider California and its increasingly onerous restrictions on water usage. Water is an essential ingredient of life, and businesses require reliable and economic supplies of water in order to operate. California’s apparent inability to effectively manage its […]

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Assumptions: Fact or Fancy?

Merriam Webster defines assumption as follows:  “when planning, a fact or statement taken for granted.”  My major in college was economics, but if you had told me it would be my major as a college freshman I would have scoffed.  In my first economics class, Macro-Economics 101, I was disturbed that every formula contained one […]

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Assumptions: Fact or Fancy?

Merriam Webster defines assumption as follows:  “when planning, a fact or statement taken for granted.”  My major in college was economics, but if you had told me it would be my major as a college freshman I would have scoffed.  In my first economics class, Macro-Economics 101, I was disturbed that every formula contained one […]

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Several Companies to Raise Minimum Wages

In recent months, three large retailers including Wal-Mart, Target and T.J. Maxx have announced an increase in the minimum wage paid to their employees.  Other retailers who also pay above the minimum wage include The Gap, Costco, IKEA, REI and Whole Foods, to name a few.  For perspective, the current minimum wage is $7.25.  Wal-Mart, […]

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When the Fed restores interest rates to normal, how do we decide what “normal” is?

Since the financial crisis struck in 2008, central banks around the world have embarked upon what has become known as ZIRP, or, “zero interest rate policy.”  Largely, this means keeping interest rates as low as possible so as to protect borrowers and industries dependent upon borrowing (housing, auto’s, etc.) from insolvency.  Of course, a critical […]

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Retirement Planning Through the Decades

Steps to take during each decade of your life: In your 20s Your 20s are a time for figuring out who you are and what you want to do with your life.  Most people enter the workforce for the first time in their 20s.  They move out of their parents houses and are on their […]

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