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Commentary July, 2020

2020-07-20T13:18:22+00:00

One (of many) things I’ve learned from the compulsory homeschooling forced upon us by the quarantine is that homeschooling is difficult. Setting aside the environmental and psychological aspects (the role of “parent/teacher” is wildly unpopular in our house for all parties) some subjects, such as English, are quite challenging.

Commentary July, 20202020-07-20T13:18:22+00:00

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams

2020-07-08T19:32:31+00:00

Contact tracing involves identifying people who have been contact with individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 (or other infectious diseases). Contact tracing is an important part in moving forward as more businesses and recreation sites reopen.

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Scams2020-07-08T19:32:31+00:00

Commentary May 11, 2020

2020-07-08T19:21:10+00:00

One (of many) things I’ve learned from the compulsory homeschooling forced upon us by the quarantine is that homeschooling is difficult. Setting aside the environmental and psychological aspects (the role of “parent/teacher” is wildly unpopular in our house for all parties) some subjects, such as English, are quite challenging.

Commentary May 11, 20202020-07-08T19:21:10+00:00

Ten Recent Changes That Could Help You in 2020

2020-07-08T19:21:10+00:00

News is coming fast and furious these days—so much so, it’s difficult to remember the morning news in the evening (much less what happened yesterday or last week). Day-to-day planning has taken priority over long-term financial planning, and it’s getting easier to lose sight of the forest through the trees.

Ten Recent Changes That Could Help You in 20202020-07-08T19:21:10+00:00

Q1 2020 Commentary April 6, 2020

2020-05-07T14:28:28+00:00

Lost among the shocking headlines we saw last quarter was the passing of country music legend Kenny Rogers. For those of a younger generation, he wasn’t just the man who made “a pretty strong bird” on a legendary Seinfeld episode. I remember my grandparents listening to his albums on the record player when I was little. One of my friends owned this thing, which played The Gambler, and was used any time someone at our weekly poker game was taking too long to make a decision (I may need one of these for my office).

Q1 2020 Commentary April 6, 20202020-05-07T14:28:28+00:00

Update March 20, 2020

2020-05-12T16:30:12+00:00

The markets remain volatile—slightly up one day, down the next, rinse, wash repeat—and frankly, we expect this to continue until news surrounding the Coronavirus stabilizes. There are many predictions and opinions about when that could happen, but we are not virologists or pandemic experts. We do believe with more testing will come more cases which means to us, any true normalcy in the markets and life, is probably at least a few weeks away.

Update March 20, 20202020-05-12T16:30:12+00:00

Quick Take March 17, 2020

2020-05-12T16:34:25+00:00

The markets have recently reminded all that volatility is always right around the corner. Volatility, sudden corrections, uncertainty—all part of the price we pay to participate. Context, however, is what’s missing from most things today. We are so fixated on right now—we forget where we were, and lose sight of where we want to go. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the stock market. We need look no further than the “Fear and Greed Index” to see how quickly things change.

Quick Take March 17, 20202020-05-12T16:34:25+00:00

Quick Take March – 2020

2020-05-07T14:28:28+00:00

Narratives are powerful. Since the days of our earliest ancestors, storytelling has been a consistent means of communicating these narratives, be they uplifting or apocalyptic. In the age of cinema, narratives of the apocalyptic kind have become popular, and one of the staples for Hollywood has been to play out a scenario of a modern-day plague: Outbreak, Contagion, Seven Monkeys, etc.

Quick Take March – 20202020-05-07T14:28:28+00:00