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    Some Thoughts on Interest Rates

    I have been tracking interest rates for about 40 years. When I was finishing my accounting degree in the early 1980’s we were experiencing interest rates in the 18 to 20% range for purchasing homes. A very difficult time for…

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    It Takes a Village

    Let’s suppose for a moment that our high schools are producing 50% of their students to pursue a 4 year college degree. Most of the curriculum is set up to support those students pursuing the now traditional 4 year college…

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    Making the Trades Hip

    I often ask myself, “Why do young people work in food trucks, microbreweries but not in the trades?” I think hipness has something to do with it. Working with your hands making something with pride is hip. We need to…

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