The presidential election and your money

At the time I wrote this article, the economy was performing both exceptionally and terribly at the same time. The technology industry is going through a massive evolution as worldwide implementation of increased stay at home measures means more computers, cybersecurity, web-based, cloud-based, and technological solutions are needed to do business safely. At the same …

Balancing your investments in times of turmoil

In these trying economic times, don’t be surprised to find yourself in a situation where you went from feeling confident about the economy, your income, your job and having major financial prospects for the future to all of a sudden being swallowed up by fear. There is some newfound financial uncertainty given the new realities …

The new IPO crop and the potential upcoming harvest

2019 has been an exceptional year for releasing new IPOs. In fact, not only has 2019 brought us some of the most exciting private companies we have seen in years, but more companies are expected to join the publicly traded marketplace. Through the first three quarters of 2018, there were 1,793 IPOs that raised $45.7 …

What is the gig economy anyway?

I always think about the market and the economy. For me, it’s fun to sit and ponder the future of our economic growth, the future of industry and what our country will look like in years to come. I can lose myself in futurist thinking like driverless cars, space travel and even the miniscule microscopic …

When will we see driverless cars?

Sitting in the backseat of a small, bright, cherry red Chevy Cruz, I fought back the feelings of unease and nausea. The endless stream of rapid fire stopping mixed with sudden jolts of speed left my stomach sloshing around today’s lunch. I lost count of all the times lanes were switched mindlessly without prior thought …

Prime Now test – ready for grocery delivery?

Amazon purchased Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in 2017. Since the purchase, changes at Whole Foods have reshaped the shopping experience once enjoyed by many at this largely organic, high-quality grocery store chain. Price cuts in the range of 50% on commonly purchased items like avocados, eggs, fish and fruit echo loudly as the competition …

Inflation and earning power

Quite often, many people get motivated to plan for retirement too late. They walk into our office a few years before retirement as the first real deep dive towards figuring out how they can retire. Those who are engineers come in with homemade spreadsheets to project their financial future. Successful salespeople stroll in spinning stories …