News Media…Read This Now!

Read the paper…listen to the news lately? The headlines are enough to make you want to crawl back into bed and bury yourself under the blankets.The economic forecast is bleak and miserable…According to the news media, we are heading for something worse...

A Plea From The Little Guy

An Open Letter To Our Political Leaders:Can you please help me? I am not a financial institution, or a manufacturer of automobiles or a big national chain of stores. I am just the guy on the street. But I’m hurting really badly right now. My boss just cut my...

Saying Thank-you Is What’s Important

During these hard economic times businesses are having to cut back on company parties in an effort to cut costs. The big bashes are being replaced by potluck dinners or holiday lunch at the all you can eat buffet. It may seem like I’m harping on this subject but...

Are They Fooling Us?…Not Really

The other day while grocery shopping I did my usual comparative pricing and discovered a store brand of tuna fish that was considerably less expensive than the more popular brands. With all the recent price hikes, I was pleased to have saved some money. What I...

Moving To The "Big City"

My children mean the world to me. My dream would be for all of them to live nearby so that I could be a big part of their lives. But that is not reality…We live in a small mountain town and the jobs in many fields are either non-existent or the pay is so...

Good Times Are Just Down The Road

Today I met a young man who moved to our area from Mexico . He works 7 days a week as a painter…He is grateful for the work, considering himself fortunate to be employed during these difficult economic times. In a few weeks his wife will be giving birth to their...

The Big News Of The Day

Everyone is hanging on to the edge of their seats waiting to see what happens after the House of Representatives rejected the Bailout Bill today. People are walking around in panic mode because the media is painting such a dismal scenario. As I said the other day,...

Learning To Do Without

Yesterday, I spoke to a family member who was sharing stories of wealthy Floridians who have lost their shirts in the real estate market and are ready to throw in the towel. Their lavish lifestyles have come to a screeching halt as they try to figure out whether...