In this month’s My City Magazine article, Joel LaGore states, “As Americans, we invest in many things throughout our lives. We start out investing our time and energy in our personal education. Attending grade school, followed by high-school, some even choosing to further their education in college, is all part of the educational investment that keeps America and ourselves on the cutting edge of innovation. We make this investment in ourselves because we all believe it will yield a better version of our future selves. Some then choose to invest their energy and time into a spouse. We do this again for a similar reason, that our path together holds for a brighter future than our paths apart. It is this constant belief for a better future that helps us shape our decision-making.” Want to read more? Check out the entire article at this link.
In this My City Magazine Wellness Magazine January 2020 edition, Joel LaGore says, “teaching our kids to ‘dream big’ and ‘reach for the stars’ has been ingrained in our culture to a point where a college undergraduate degree is almost as prevalent as the high school diploma of years past. While the isn’t a bad thing, it has emboldened educational institutions to increase tuition and fees at a very high and almost linear rate over the last 30 years… but don’t panic!” Read Joel’s advice on how to save for your child’s education by clicking here.
I recently heard a speaker say, “if you want to see what you truly value in life, pull out your calendar and your bank statement.” As the holiday season is a time for giving, I encourage reflection on the opportunities we have to share our blessings with others.
Find out eight ways you can give back this Christmas Season: Click here to read them all.
“In a nation with so much excess, so much opportunity and so much wealth, we have much for which to be thankful… [But] in my opinion, our world is becoming so ‘self’ focused, that it is driving us to the brink of insanity. When we continually buy into corporate marketing schemes and are always thinking about what ‘we’ want, and what ‘we’ need to make ourselves happy, we lose the ability to see what we already have.”
Read “An Attitude of Gratitude” by OLV’s Joel LaGore, in this month’s My City Magazine article here.
I am excited to see that people are starting to make wiser decisions when it comes to their finances; but when we look at other developed countries, we start to see the greater picture of our spending relative to some of our global neighbors. Read the full article details by clicking here.
In the words of the great Aerosmith, “Talk about things that nobody cares,” is precisely related to the title of this article and very aptly named after the band’s 1975 Top 40 hit, “Sweet Emotion.”
In mid-August, a well-known economic indicator surfaced that historically has predicted a future economic downturn. This indicator is known as the dreaded “inverted yield curve.” Read more about “Sweet Emotion” by clicking here.
The strong economic undercurrent is starting to be felt in the pockets of Main Street America! Read more of Joel’s article here: “ask for that raise!”
Infrastructure, healthcare, Welfare reform, all need to be addressed and I’m excited for solutions to be presented: http://www.mycitymag.com/a-slippery-slope/
In December 2017, President Trump and his republican-held Congress passed a sweeping corporate tax reform bill lowering the corporate tax rate from 35% to just 21%*. This is a permanent decrease of corporate taxation that will remain in place until both houses of Congress pass a bill to increase it. To read more about this, check out Joel’s full article here: http://www.mycitymag.com/taking-full-advantage-of-possible-tax-free-growth/
In 2008 our country’s entire banking and financial system came to a screeching halt as we realized that the exotic debt instruments that had been created to finance the housing bubble, were possibly, a little too exotic. These Collateralized Debt Obligations, were packaged up and sold to large banking institutions as “Sure Things”, and in the end, caused the bankruptcy of multiple different financial firms. Well, happy 10 year anniversary! To read more, click here: http://www.mycitymag.com/happy-anniversary-financial-crisis/