Archive for May 2016

The Art of Intelligence Open to Interpretation

  Albert Einstein once said, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” People may have different views on that point. Would someone with an MBA from Harvard be considered more intelligent than a painter with an art degree? Certainly, it’s an open discussion. Regardless of who attends college or what profession they…

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The Value of Optimism

Anyone approaching the end of their working years can likely list more than a few occurrences in which they’ve experienced a stressful moment or handled a hectic ordeal. Although retiring may end the need to put out fires in the workplace, stress built up over the years does take its toll and, for some, may…

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Watching the Markets with Interest

  In March, the Federal Reserve decided to reign in its plan for raising rates this year, reducing the expected number of rate increases from four to two. The Federal Open Market Committee came away from its most recent meeting projecting an interest rate hike of .50 percent, down from the original projection of 1…

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The Complexity of Convenience

 Forty years ago, you couldn’t grocery shop on Sundays. In fact, you couldn’t really do much shopping on Sundays at all. This tradition was rooted in the religious doctrine that on Sundays, we rest. Some stores still observe the Sabbath, but most indulge the habits and demands of consumerism. Not to mention higher revenues. It…

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All Work, No Play Makes for a Long Day

  One of the great things about the United States is that your level of success is largely in your hands. Hard work and the right decisions can go a long way in ensuring your prosperity. However, when chasing the American dream, some forget that it’s important to maintain happiness along the way. Many workers…

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