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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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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This week, I’m going to give you guys a little inside look as to how marketing works at companies like ours. Every day, I—and other people in positions like mine—get dozens of emails and pitches from companies that exist solely to produce (and push) a variety of sales materials. And this week, I got pitched…

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Since the first of the year we have heard from a nice number of clients, many with questions about how taxes will change under the new administration. Only time will tell, but there are many potential changes to the tax code that could be coming down the pike. We will explore some of those in…

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My granddad used to tell me my generation was soft, and I would argue. But today I noticed that the NFL had an official yogurt-based smoothie, so yeah… maybe he had a point. (It’s Dannon, by the way.) It’s the week of the big game, which is what I have to call it because any reference to…

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I think the last time we talked about pandemic-related shortages, we were running out of beer cans. Thankfully, as my neighbor can attest, we are no longer running low on beer cans. Or beer. No, we are now apparently out of chips. Microchips to be exact. We are under a lengthy (and lengthening!) microprocessor shortage.…

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2020 was a crazy year on many fronts with the stock market no exception.  As we turn the page, what’s in store for 2021?  According to Mark DiOrio, Brookstone’s Chief Investment Officer, look for the markets to do well at least into the third quarter.  Economists believe that we are still in a secular or…

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I’m not sure how many folks out there are familiar with Adobe. Not adobe, the mud bricks used for millennia. I’m talking about Adobe. They’re a software company known mostly for the .pdf file format, the Adobe Reader program that’s required to read .pdf files (that somehow installs something else every time it updates), and…

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Tomorrow marks a very important date that no one reading this likely cares about: Alabama plays Tennessee. For the 103rd time. The game is historically played on the third Saturday in October and, in fact, the rivalry game is known as “The Third Saturday in October”. Alabama has dominated the series as of late (which…

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