Posts by shurwest

18 New Year’s Resolution Ideas for 2018.

If year-after-year you find yourself making the same boring and unattained New Year’s Resolutions, we offer you some new goals you can try for 2018. Cheers, and Happy New Year!   1. Write a business plan. If you’ve been thinking about turning that hobby into a business for years, or have a dream that has never quite gotten off the ground, try writing your ideas into a business plan format. You may be surprised and energized! 2. Schedule all your medical checkups. If you always put off doctor visits, try scheduling your yearly physical and your two dentist visits at
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7 Financial Tips for the Holidays

The most “wonderful time of the year” isn’t always so wonderful if you overspend. And it can happen to the best of us. Retailers start plying the public with their Christmas wares pre-Halloween, for good reason. People spend more during the holiday season than any other time of year. And this year, according to the National Retail Federation, retailers expect consumers to spend an average of $967 per person. But all that spending comes at a cost. Even more than being uncertain about gift choices, running out of time or worrying about their health and waistline, 47% of people say
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Riding the Rockies: Economic and Market Impacts of Hurricane Harvey

Our “blog machine” is back up and running. As you know, I’ve referred to my blog in the past as “Riding the Rockies” but this morning, I’m going to refer to it as Riding the Wave since we’re talking about the impacts of Hurricane Harvey on the southern regional economy and on the nation.   First, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of what may emerge as the largest natural disaster in the history of the nation. Your “Alpha” team is watching this pretty carefully and there has been discussion about buying a motorized semi-rigid inflatable and
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