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Looking Good in the Neighborhood

With the exponential increase in virtual meetings using videoconferencing software, a new problem has emerged… How do you look and sound your very best on-camera online? Most of us have zero experience or expertise in using video cameras. But now, as you click from meeting to meeting throughout the day, it’s clear that even [...]

By |2020-06-10T22:35:21+00:00June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When a virus comes along, you must whip it

I’m a sucker for goofy music and musicians – and one of my favorite weirdo bands from the 1980s was Devo. With their oddball hats, one-piece jumpsuits, and practically catatonic lyrics, they achieved national fame after an appearance on Saturday Night Live. Performing one week after the Rolling Stones did their thing, Devo wowed [...]

By |2020-06-10T22:37:00+00:00June 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“Would you like fries with that?”

Well, it had to happen sometime… Fast food restaurants have long been known as the place your high-school kid got his / her first job flipping burgers. They may have changed forever. Miso Robotics has introduced “Flippy,” the self-proclaimed “world’s first autonomous robotic kitchen assistant.” Current customers include the LA Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and [...]

By |2020-06-10T22:38:23+00:00June 16th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boring? Not Eggs-actly…

A recent video on TikTok went viral, gathering over 24,000 likes and 2,000 comments. Now, that’s not necessarily news – happens all the time. But this video dealt with what many might consider a mundane, even BORING question: Why do Americans refrigerate their eggs when Europeans don’t? The answer has to do with two [...]

By |2020-06-10T22:41:46+00:00June 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

King Kong dinner party

We’ve all been eating in a lot more lately – some homecooked, some takeout. Social distancing and lockdown has led to a lessening of social graces in regards to dining at home. It’s just natural to relax a bit more when you’re not in the company of co-workers and strangers out and about. But [...]

By |2020-06-10T22:44:10+00:00June 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The perfect COVID-19 dining experience

Okay. This is a crazy idea. Many restaurants are having a difficult time right now, due to COVID-19. Most are closed but a few are staying afloat from drive-through or carryout orders. However, one Swedish restaurant has a unique approach toward offering a safe dining experience. Called Bord för en (literally “Table for one”), these culinary [...]

By |2020-06-10T22:45:05+00:00June 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ep 156: Choosing Between A Traditional Or Roth IRA

Today's Puzzle: Maybe you know you need to contribute somewhere or you’ve always contributed to a traditional IRA but have been wondering about the Roth. Nikki explains the similarities and differences between the two and explains the long-term benefits. (Click the featured times below to jump forward in the episode) The Solution: [...]

By |2020-06-11T01:32:47+00:00June 11th, 2020|Podcasts|0 Comments

Crashes and cover-ups

Let’s cue the music from “The X Files.” A friend of mine told me about a Netflix series he watched, “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” The series focuses on various cases where people either witnessed or were researching unidentified flying object sightings. Cover-ups are a big theme with the show because (obviously), those in [...]

By |2020-06-10T21:59:59+00:00June 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Resilience pays off

In today’s world, resilience isn’t appreciated nearly enough. I may be stepping on some toes here, but from where I’m sitting, I see more people looking for someone to save them instead of saving themselves. For instance, I have another Depression-era story to share: A 77-year-old man tells the story of his father and [...]

By |2020-06-10T21:57:24+00:00June 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The taxman always cometh…

Here are the best tried-and-failed excuses a few businesses gave for not paying their taxes on time. My pet goldfish died. A self-employed builder Our business doesn’t really do anything. A financial services firm I’ve been too busy submitting my clients’ tax returns. An accountant When it comes to taxes, we know the drill. It’s a given you need to [...]

By |2020-05-22T02:03:23+00:00June 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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