The Two Weakest Links for Jobs

It’s been a year since we discussed the two weakest links for jobs in the US labor market which are Residential Construction and Government.  With continued improving employment figures, we thought it would be a good time to revisit these…

Economic Wildcards – Outlook Update

Two wildcards continue to cause us to be somewhat cautious- Europe and US politics.  In Europe, it appears more and more likely that the European Union’s austerity drive is continuing to depress the weaker nations and thus actually make their…

Hedge Funds and the Lure of Exclusivity

Everyone wants to feel special, and unfortunately there are those who take advantage of that desire in order to sell questionable products and services.  The psychology is based on what is called the Scarcity Principle, and we are subject to…

Checking Up On Your Charities

Today I was contacted by Woman 2 Woman Breast Cancer Foundation seeking a contribution.  They had a compelling message, which is listed on their website.  It says that they provide financial assistance to breast cancer patients who are struggling financially….

Incentives for Wellness

As we pointed out in out our post on the cost of health care, getting healthcare costs under control is by far the number one thing we need to do for the long term fiscal health of our nation. The…