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They said it couldn’t be done

By |May 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

... and yet, on this day in 1954, Roger Bannister achieved what everyone thought impossible. He became the first athlete to run a mile in under 4 minutes. Since then, over 1,400 other athletes have achieved the feat, and it’s even become the standard for male middle-distance runners. Today, the mile record sits at an incredible 3:43.13. Roger Bannister’s achievement serves as a perfect example that what many people [...]

Cinco de Panic

By |May 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

As people across the country raise their margarita glasses in celebration today, only 1 in 5 knows the real reason they’re celebrating. Cinco de Mayo doesn’t celebrate Mexico’s independence. It commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French army in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Something even less well-known? Today is the anniversary of a massive US market crash that started the Panic of 1893. 15,000 businesses closed, [...]

May The Fourth Be With You

By |May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

I doubt one can put a value on the impact Star Wars has had on the world. Disney has tried - purchasing the franchise for $4 billion back in 2012, but one could argue they got it for cheap. What began as a single movie in 1977 has exploded into a massively successful global phenomenon, inspiring theme parks, spinoff shows, movies, and even a holiday. Tomorrow is May 4th, [...]


By |May 1st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Happy May Day! Amazing the difference a year can make. This time last year, the phrase “mayday” was more synonymous with panic on Wall Street than it was with people celebrating the festival of spring. There was certainly far less positivity in the air, with lockdowns in full effect and uncertainty about the future at an all-time high. Fortunately, one could say the collective mood has shifted, and we [...]

Are you immortal?

By |April 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Life’s like a road that you travel on Where there’s one day here and the next day gone Sometimes you bend, sometimes you stand Sometimes you turn your back to the wind -Life Is A Highway, Tom Cochrane One of the most significant expenses you will encounter as you approach retirement age and beyond is healthcare. According to this article from Fidelity, the average couple will need $295,000 (in today’s [...]

Cheap rich people

By |April 29th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

When you think about the super-rich, you think of the typical ‘rich-person’ lifestyle most of the time. Mansions, fancy parties, ridiculously expensive vehicles, megayachts, vacations in 5-star locations, being waited on hand and foot… In essence, things the average person will never get to experience. True, many of the super wealthy do live this way, but there are some examples of frugality even among the top of the 1%. [...]

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