April 29, 2019

April 29, 2019

The Markets It wasn’t an ‘Avengers End Game’ spoiler, but there was big news last week. Economic growth in the United States was strong during the first quarter. The Bureau Of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced gross domestic product (GDP), which is the value of all...
April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019

The Markets And the answer is… A Jeopardy! contestant captured the nation’s attention last week by setting multiple records for the most money earned in a single episode. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index has been setting some records, too. Michael Mackenzie of...
When Life Gives You Lemons…

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Recently we met with a gentleman (we will call him Arthur) who was looking for some help with his approaching retirement.  This is not anything new to us.  It is exciting for us to see a person approaching this milestone, but they may be approaching it with...
April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019

The Markets Investors took an intermission. The curtain appeared to close on the first act of 2019 last week – and what an impressive act it was. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index delivered some dramatic returns and is less than 1 percent away from a new all-time...
April 8, 2019

April 8, 2019

The Markets The first quarter of 2019 brought a welcome reversal. Last year, Barron’s published a group of market strategists’ expectations for 2019 performance. The article came out in mid-December, before the steep year-end stock market decline. At that time, all of...
Kindness 2.0

Kindness 2.0

You may remember my blog from March 2018 A Man, A Motorcycle, and his Mission.  It was a post about this crazy guy (Leon Logothetis) who made it his mission to travel around the planet on his WWII motorcycle relying entirely on the kindness of strangers.  It...