Tag Archives: Business and Economy

Avoid The Business Ditch: Understanding Financial Performance Indicators

Do you know how hot your company’s financial engine is running? Countless executives operate with little or no understanding of their company financial performance. Sometimes they survive or thrive in spite of their lack of knowledge. Other times financial blindness … Continue reading

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How is your Business Borrowing Fitness?

The business borrowing process looks like an Olympic bar bell.  One end is heavily weighted with borrowing preparation and the other end with servicing the loan after closing.  Lift these correctly and you will have a successful borrowing experience.  Lift … Continue reading

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Housing Takes an Uppercut! Will it get off the Canvas this Time?

Is the residential real estate market taking a knockout blow? WSJ.com reported that borrowing conditions have tightened at this stage of the real estate cycle.  Economists are worried that the housing market might turn down again because of tight borrowing … Continue reading

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Dennis Miller’s Comedy of Errors

I’m a winner! Last Friday was a great day.  My wife and I spontaneously went to a local morning radio station remote broadcast.  We entered a couple of raffles they were holding and within 20 minutes they called my name … Continue reading

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Sam Adams, George Wythe and Francis Lewis: Colonial Leaders with Something to Say about America’s Financial Trust Deficit

Imagine what the founding fathers of the United States would say about the tyranny and bondage of excessive debt on Americans and American business today! The Wall Street Journal had an interesting article about the “trust deficit’ that is widening … Continue reading

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Are you a Borrowing Gladiator? How to Survive the Lion’s Den of Debt

    You’ve heard of the seven deadly sins, right?  How about the four P’s of marketing?  Many business and consumer borrowers make five serious mistakes before, during or after borrowing money.  Be a winner in the borrowing arena by … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons to Pass on a New Mortgage

The last post looked at some common beliefs about mortgages.  This week I read a great article by Brett Arends’ in the Wall Street Journal, 10 Reasons to Buy a Home, that fits nicely into our series on home ownership and … Continue reading

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