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Um, don’t drink the Kool-Aid

By |October 26th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ever heard of the expression “drinking the Kool-Aid”? I’ll bet you have at least at some point in your life.   But, what you might not know is where the expression originated - and, do I have a story for you (it’s not a happy one, so get ready for that).   The expression refers to someone who believes in something that has the potential to cause great harm, and it [...]

Turn off the lights!

By |October 25th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

How many of us remember our dads barking at us to be quicker in the shower or shut off the lights when leaving a room?  “Darnit, don’t you know that money doesn’t grow on trees?!” It may have been difficult to understand the need for saving when we were kids, but I’m sure by now you know the importance of pinching a penny at home.  The good news is [...]

Dude, where’s my 401K?

By |October 23rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

If you’ve taken advantage of your employer’s 401K program to get a leg up on retirement savings, you can be confident that you’ve made a great choice in taking part in the program. But, what happens to your 401K payments if that company no longer employs you? What happens to the money you have had deducted from your pay all this time? Typically, you would request a “rollover,” when [...]

Roth VS. 401k

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

No, I don't mean David Lee Roth fighting 401,000 people, but that would definitely be the fight of the century.   What I'm talking about is the difference between two very distinct retirement savings accounts.  You've probably heard those names before, and if you don't know what they mean, here's the skinny: A 401k is an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan.   In short, your employer automatically deducts a small amount from [...]

Where have all the workers gone?

By |October 18th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

It’s probably not a surprise to you that the-thing-that-shall-not-be-named has turned yet another part of our lives inside out. But, you don’t have to be too concerned - unless you like dining out or own a restaurant. For many reasons, restaurants had difficulty getting employees to do what they do best: cook food and serve their customers! There are a few reasons for this: Fear of getting ill. People [...]

Much ado about nothing!

By |October 16th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

I’m very tempted to let bygones be bygones, but the fascinating topic I’m discussing today has made me run amok!  Some of the most intriguing words in the English language are what linguists call ‘fossil words,’ so named because they are artifacts from another era and survive only in isolated usage. Broadly obsolete, these words remain in current use due to their presence within an idiom.  Many of these [...]

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