Sooner or later we’ll find something that COVID and the preventative measures surrounding it didn’t impact, but it doesn’t seem likely anytime soon. On today’s list of things made rare & expensive by COVID? Rental cars. Like Peter mentioned earlier, theme parks are opening back up. So if you wanted to grab the family and…

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As life begins to get back to normal, I read where Disneyland will soon reopen, having been closed for about a year. Roller coaster rides should be easily found this summer. The last roller coaster I rode was with my son Chris at the Hotel New York New York in Las Vegas. It must have…

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Many of our younger clients continually ask Kyle, Rob, and me whether Social Security will still be around when they come of age. My standard answer is “yes” and I explain that older folks vote in high numbers so the politicians aren’t going to make major changes in a short time frame. Yes, they will…

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It looks like we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccination numbers are up, weekly case numbers are down… if we all play this right, we just might have a semi-normal 2022. And we’re starting to see an end to winter, too. While tomorrow is technically the first day of…

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If you would have told me thirty years ago that I would actively be seeking out a place to give me a shot—a shot with no guarantee of a lollipop or sheet of stickers as a reward, no less!—I would have called you crazy. And yet, here we are in the midst of a pandemic,…

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The shift in business practices that occurred with the COVID-19 shutdowns has seemingly impacted everything we do. Mom & Pop corner shops now do contactless payments. Even the oldest of run-down grocery stores now handles curbside pickups easily. And I think it’s safe to say we’re all a little more comfortable combing the Internet for…

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The vaccine scramble continues. What I’m hearing from our clients is that many already have at least one shot in the arm. Those who have not yet gotten the vaccine are working hard to get their shots as quickly as possible. I had my first shot a few weeks back and I’m looking forward to…

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Did you buy a new car last year? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. Car sales tanked last year by nearly 15% year-over-year last year. But, guess what? Dealership profits were UP by almost 50%. Why? A combination of factors that would make any Econ professor salivate. Briefly, the factors impacting the car market last…

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