COMING OUT OF COVID-19 AND RETURNING TO “NORMAL” SHOULD BE A NON-STARTER – OUR KID’S AND GRANDKIDS’ LIVES DEPEND ON GETTING SOMEPLACE BETTER

  CHICAGO ONCE HAD THE COURAGE TO REBUILD    In 1871, the citizens of Chicago used a devastating crisis that left 300 dead, destroyed over 17,000 buildings, covering 3.5 square miles, and caused damage of over $200 million (nearly $4 billion today) to rebuild a much greater city.  A year before the great fire, Chicago was the fifth largest city in America. Just two decades after the fire, it was the second largest. ...

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WHEN FEAR RUNS HIGH, THE NEED FOR COURAGE MUST RUN HIGHER!

  THANK YOU TO ALL THE PEOPLE KEEPING AMERICA GOING!   A special thank you to all the men and women in health services who are staying on the job to protect us.  The men and women staffing and restocking grocery stories, drug stores and convenience stores.  And all the others going out every day to keep our economy going as close to normal as possible.  Thank you to those working in police, ...

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN DEMONSTRATES WHY EMERGENCY SAVINGS IS NOT A WANT BUT AN ESSENTIAL NEED!

The partial government shutdown, which began Dec. 22, 2018, has stretched well into 2019 and may continue for weeks or months given the two parties inability to negotiate and behave like middle grade children. About 420,000 "essential" employees are working without pay, while another 380,000 have been ordered to stay home. In some cases, the furloughs have forced government employees to tap into their savings, apply for unemployment, add to their ...

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LET’S MAKE 2019 YOUR YEAR!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and were able to spend time with friends and family. How do we make 2019 a successful financial and investment year? You control the most important variable that determines 2019 and tomorrow’s success- YOU! What are you doing to achieve success in 2019? Did you write those boring New Year Eve promises that 63% of us, including myself, get an F grade on ...

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IS IT TOO LATE TO BUY- FANG {FACEBOOK, AMAZON, NETFLIX, GOOGLE} STOCKS?

Last week reader’s question- is it too late to invest in FANG? My Response- {Keep reading}, DO YOUR RESEARCH, but it is not too late. Lets start by defining “FANG”. I believe Jim Cramer created this acronym. It stands for Facebook, Amazon (many ask why not Apple), Netflix and Google (which changed it’s name to Alphabet to emphasis the company is multi-dimensional). How often do you use the above four companies? ...

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WARREN BUFFETT, JEFF BEZOS, STEVE JOB- GREAT LEADERS YIELD GREAT INVESTMENTS!

Please click on below link to see a 60 second overview of this week's blog. Click backspace to return to the blog. https://biteable.com/watch/embed/leadership-1928968 LEADERSHIP on Biteable. When you consider buying a company’s stock, one of the key factors you MUST research, is company leadership, especially the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The competency of the CEO and his direct reports is the difference between making money on stocks and eating peanut butter sandwiches ...

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