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Holiday Reflections

December 27, 2022

12/27/2022 There’s nothing like single digit temperatures to get you in the holiday spirit! I’ve never been to the North Pole, but as a Southerner, I imagine it feels like this. The cold slows me down, draws me in, and…

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Fed Up With the Taylor Rule?

December 19, 2022

12/19/2022 As we approach the New Year, it is customary to wish others happiness, peace, and prosperity. My wonky wish for us all is that we do not receive first-hand experience of the Taylor Rule. What is the Taylor Rule?…

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2022 Year-End Checklist

December 12, 2022

12/12/2022 The holiday season is in full swing, which means most of us are concerned with buying gifts and preparing to host family. If you can spare some time, however, it can be a very important time to think about…

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The Rule of 4%

December 5, 2022

  12/5/2022 Have you ever heard of the 4% Rule? The idea behind this old-fashioned concept was that you could afford to spend approximately 4% of the value of your portfolio each year and never run out of money. This…

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‘Tis The Shopping Season

November 28, 2022

11/28/2022 The holiday season is well underway. Turkey feasts are over, and twinkling lights are being hung. The chill in the air reminds us that it is almost time for hot chocolate and carolers. The start of the holiday season…

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An Inflated Turkey

November 21, 2022

11/21/2022 This year the turkey balloon at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will not be the only turkey that is inflated. Grocery bills for Thanksgiving dinner around the country are expected to be up 20% from last year, according to…

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Crisis in the Cryptosphere

November 14, 2022

11/14/2022 Bitcoin was created in 2009. By 2021 the global market of cryptocurrencies was valued at nearly $3 trillion. During that 12-year period crypto demonstrated extraordinary volatility. Over the past year alone the value of the global cryptocurrencies market has…

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Robots Out West

November 7, 2022

11/7/2022 To help take your mind off this week’s election, please allow me to introduce Henry. You might have met him already. My first experience with this robot was last weekend at a hotel in San Francisco. While in the…

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Season of Giving

October 31, 2022

10/31/2022 This is an opportune time to reflect on our charitable giving because the Season of Giving is almost upon us. With over one million non-profits in the United States, and 35,000 located in Atlanta alone, there are many worthy…

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Doctored Up

October 24, 2022

10/21/2022 When I was growing up, food was not wasted. If food was on your plate, you were told, “you better clean your plate.” Any food that was prepared but not served was kept as “leftovers.” My mother was a…

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