There is no denying that this past year of 2009 has been tough economically for nearly everyone. In the U.S., 35 states were reported to have an unemployment rate of over 5% as reported for October on CNNMoney. That is a lot of people without jobs and income. My home state of California currently has an unemployment rate of 12.3% according to today's CNNMoney report - even … [Read more...]
What is it 30-somethings want?
It's been a few years since I was 30. My younger daughter just celebrated her 30th birthday this past Monday. I do recall, however, that at age 30 I wasn't thinking about retirement. In fact, at that age I believe I was working as a newspaper reporter and loving every minute of it. The reason I bring this up is because I overheard two conversations while at lunch the … [Read more...]
Business Stalled? A Killer Question
Halloween is a scary time of year. Ghosts, goblins, vampires and other creatures of the night stroll around making ugly faces and uttering growls and, like my dad used to do, they slap their shoe on the coffee table when you don't expect it scaring the bejezzus out of you. Actually it was pretty funny because we kids could always see it coming and mom never could and she … [Read more...]