Strategies

Which Stock Is the Next Chipotle?

Which Stock Is the Next Chipotle?

Shares of Chipotle (CMG) have rallied more than 70% this year. Don’t feel bad if you missed it, you’re not alone. After all, shares of the burrito joint got hammered a few years ago. In general terms, it’s typically not good for business to have your company name and the phrase “E. Coli outbreak” in […]

Three Stocks With 10% Plus Yields

Three Stocks With 10% Plus Yields

The stock market has racked up high returns for the first half of 2019. The second-quarter corporate earnings reports so far have not been stellar. So far it’s tough to envision a scenario where the major stock indexes tack on another 10% to 15% in gains for the second half of the year. I think […]

Best of Dennis – Can Americans Really Depend on Social Security?

Best of Dennis – Can Americans Really Depend on Social Security?

Dennis is recovering from his chemo/radiation treatment and hopes to be back writing soon. This article appeared on January 12, 2017. Can Americans Really Depend on Social Security? In 1935 the government passed Social Security into law setting up a government-managed retirement plan for the majority of US workers. To fund the plan, they passed the Federal Insurance […]

The Most Important Job Of Parenting No One Discusses

The Most Important Job Of Parenting No One Discusses

Just before my 79th birthday, I discovered I have cancer. There is an agonizing period where medical professionals determine the type of cancer, has it spread and what options are available. Your mind goes wild while waiting for test results and the big meeting to discuss a treatment plan. During that time, I was contacted by […]

The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States of America with a vintage flag

Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

I hope everyone is enjoying their 4th of July. My webmaster sent me a link to a cool website that offers some history about the Declaration of Independence as well as the full text. As I read it, I realized the message from our founding fathers is more profound than anything I planned on writing. I encourage […]

The Three-Headed Investment Bandit

The Three-Headed Investment Bandit

There is a three-headed investment bandit lurking in the weeds looking to steal your wealth. Savvy investors must deal with them – all at the same time. First up is the safety bandit. If you invest in stocks and bonds, they can default or go down in value, robbing wealth from your nest egg. Second […]

A bow and arrow with words Target the Need to illustrate serving what a customer truly wants and desires and reaching a marketing goal for a business

Find A Need And Fill It

Northwestern University sits on the shores of Lake Michigan. It’s a beautiful campus, particularly when the leaves are turning golden. I left work and drove to night school to begin the fall semester. I thought to myself, ‘I want to be an accountant, why is a marketing course required?’ Marketing 101, here I come. Professor […]