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Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

Nothing like a good idiom to shed light on a problem. Being penny wise and pound foolish is really saying that focusing on saving a small amount of money may prevent you from earning a large amount of money. “Seeing the forest for the trees” is another idiom with similar meaning. This refers to being [...]

By | 2019-05-20T09:58:48-04:00 May 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Impact of Interest

There are some who believe that financing is evil and that it’s foolish not to pay cash up front for all of your needs. Logically, you can understand this argument. In reality though, the demands and desires of life don’t fit neatly in to that box. So, how can you try to minimize interest charges [...]

By | 2019-04-18T10:52:24-04:00 April 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is debt consolidation a good idea?

The advertisements are everywhere. They’re on TV, satellite radio, mail, web browsing, and social media.  Lenders want you to bring your outstanding balances to them with the promise of a lower rate, which may or may not be true. It sounds like a good idea – make three or four different payments become one. But, [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:59:55-04:00 April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why are chain stores so big?

When you look at chain retail stores, those with more than a few locations spread out over different geographies, that sell “big-ticket” goods – jewelry, furniture, etc. – they have something in common you don’t typically think of. Yes, they can have similarities in advertising and marketing, purchasing, sales floor operation, and even online presence. [...]

By | 2019-02-18T14:55:59-04:00 January 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In business, it’s called SAAS. In everyday life, it’s called financing!

If you haven’t heard of the term software-as-a-service, or SAAS, I’m certain you have used a SAAS product either at work or home. Most businesses now employ SAAS applications for all types of business functions – from customer relationship management (heard of Salesforce.com?), to accounting (Quickbooks comes to mind), to graphic design (think Adobe). Even [...]

By | 2019-02-18T14:53:44-04:00 January 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments