Archive | January, 2012

Post 1700

Every 100 posts, I breathe a deep breath and try to catch up on where we have been.  It’s not always easy for me; I write about so many different issues, and I shift in response to changes in the markets. So, where have we been? Discussing finding jobs in the shrinking field of finance […]

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The Business Model of New Year’s Resolutions

An interesting thing happens every January. The gym is more full than normal (very frustrating for those of us who go year-round and get used to having the place to ourselves 11 months of the year). Places of worship see increases in attendance and donations. I’d imagine more blog posts are written, more journals are […]

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Pull Up Your Bootstraps and Work Harder

Both of my grandfathers were entrepreneurs, men who started and ran one or more small businesses to support their families. They didn’t create huge companies, but built lifestyle businesses that added value to themselves and the economy. One of my grandfathers owned a butcher shop after World War II. He was a hard-working, industrious man. […]

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@DavidSchawel Shrink the balance sheets then for true profit; sell AFS assets, & use proceeds to buy back debt. Makes BalSht cleaner also $$ Jan 13, 2012 Could protectionism, tariffs, & a VAT lead 2 inflation? RT @historysquared: $$ : Latest in the Ongoing Global Trade War http://t.co/QuwgmmxO Jan 13, 2012 The value of free […]

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Paraskevidekatriaphobics – Big Word for a Big Fear

Are you familiar with the word Paraskevidekatriaphobics? Thank goodness for “cut & paste” because I don’t think I could even type it correctly while looking directly at it! I don’t have it and I hope you don’t either. It’s the fear of Friday the 13th – not the movie – the day. I’m afraid of the […]

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Estate Portablity

About a year ago, Congress finally caught up the work they had postponed while campaigning and extended the estate tax deductions which had expired and reverted to 2001 levels. The new law gave each taxpayer a $5 million dollar exclusion (exemption) before the estate tax would kick in. If the deceased estate was under $5 […]

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