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April 12, 2017 |

6 Things Which Block You From Joy In Your Job

What would it look like to truly align our strengths, passions, and capacity with our day-to-day work and life?

If all the latest research is correct, most of us are sleepwalking through life, doing work that doesn’t suit us … Read More

April 12, 2017 |

Cut Up Your Credit Cards? 3 Better Ideas For Getting Out of Debt

 

Dear Chuck,

Credit cards are killing me, and it feels like getting a handle on money is some kind of 12-step program. Where do I begin?

Feeling Overwhelmed.

Dear Overwhelmed,

Well, I have some good news and bad … Read More

April 12, 2017 |

Chart: Vetting Alphabet’s $4 Billion in “Other Bets”

Regardless of whether the policy remains in place today, one of Google’s most famous management philosophies has been the “20% rule”. Legend goes that especially in Google’s earlier days, employees were encouraged to spend 20% of their time working … Read More

April 11, 2017 |

Willful Ignorance in Wage Gap Discussion

With the official “Equal Pay Day” behind us, we have heard over and over that woman workers in America earn significantly less than men do. So much of the discussion embraces a willful ignorance of important facts and principles that … Read More

April 11, 2017 |

3 Ways to Grow as a Freelancer

More than ⅓ of our workforce are freelancers, according to the research firm Edelman Berland. That is 54 million Americans who have an independent approach to their employment.

A person who does freelance or contract work is defined as … Read More

April 11, 2017 |

Russian Witch Hunts Reveal the State’s Religious Nature

In order for an ancient tribe to successfully eat or purge a scapegoat, the community first had to scandalize their target with a lying accusation—that the victim was guilty of high crimes against the very social order of the … Read More

April 11, 2017 |

How Much Are Property Taxes in Each State? A Visual Answer

Even if you rent instead of own, property tax still is an important component of your housing cost. Your landlord will take the tax on his house – your home – into account to calculate your rent. So either way, … Read More

April 11, 2017 |

Growth MUST BE a National Security Priority

The left has recently attempted to make an argument against regulatory reform, stating that reducing regulation could put our nation’s security at risk. As a general rule, it is actually the opposite that is true. Excessive regulations kill growth and growth … Read More

April 10, 2017 |

Bannon Out, Bombing In

The drums of war are beating again. Since the Assad regime’s chemical weapon attack that killed over 70 in Syria, the interventionists are back to their old game: “we have to do something.”

Never mind what the effects of “something” … Read More

April 10, 2017 |

Shrinking Credit, Not a Good Sign for Business

Most business cycle models include the money supply as a leading indicator of the economy, meaning that changes in the money supply tend to precede and signal changes in the economy in the near future. The money supply year-to-year … Read More

April 10, 2017 |

Trade Doesn’t Prevent War

The China relationship of our dreams simply doesn’t exist.

Politicians who seek to continue allowing the nearly bankrupt federal government to continue spending on social programs that it can ill afford by borrowing from Beijing, and corporations that seek … Read More

April 10, 2017 |

When to Take Social Security Benefits

The consequences of the onset of Social Security benefits are enormous. Recent reports by Sandra Block, at Kiplinger.com and Viewpoints at Fidelity.com confirm this.

You are eligible for benefits if you’ve worked a minimum of 10 years in positions covered … Read More

April 10, 2017 |

Good and Bad Job Interview Questions

Job interviews are generally stressful occasions. Like a first date, you may only get the proverbial one chance to make a good first impression. Of course, dating is different because both parties are likely to feel the same tension.

I’ve … Read More

April 7, 2017 |

Climate Change Extremists Ignore Contrary Facts

For a number of years, the public has been told that man-made climate change had placed California in a long-range drought. However, as reported by the Mercury News it’s flooding that is now the problem facing residents of the Golden State. … Read More

April 7, 2017 |

Central Planners of Silicon Valley

It may seem strange, but there are people in Silicon Valley who have significant characteristics in common with Soviet dictators of the last century. Of course they don’t seem to have the tendency toward brutal repression and violence, but what … Read More

April 7, 2017 |

5 Steps to Prepare for Tax Day

Dear Chuck,

Once again, tax day is almost here, and even though it’s a little later than usual, on Tuesday, April 18, I’m still not ready. Any tips for me to avoid mistakes and make this as painless as … Read More

April 7, 2017 |

The Income Tax Pyramid Shows Half the Country Pays Almost Nothing

Thank God for the 1%. That much-maligned minority, the richest percent of Americans, pay 39.5% of all Federal Income Tax. That is one of the most eye-catching figures in a study released by the Tax Foundation earlier this month. To … Read More

April 6, 2017 |

From Deists to Computer Simulationists: Elon Musk Sparks a New-Old Debate

Elon Musk has been much in the news of late. From reusable rockets that promise to reduce the cost of space travel more than 200-fold and settle a million people on Mars, to his revolutionary electric car company that already … Read More

April 6, 2017 |

This Is Us

The TV drama “This Is Us” is the highest rated new series of the season among adults under 50. Could it be because the show reflects the original “Us” storyline?

“This Is Us” tells the story of the Pearson … Read More

April 6, 2017 |

Anti-Semitism and the U.S. Left

Anti-Semitism has become acceptable to the American Left.  It is occasionally masked as merely being sympathetic to the cause of the Palestinians, but that is only camouflage.

Anti-Semitic incidents rose in 2015 by 3%, according to the Anti-Defamation League. … Read More

April 6, 2017 |

Middlebury College: Where the True Faith is Kept

Parents, have you worked hard to bring up your children in Orthodox Liberalism?

Have you taught them the catechism as set forth in the editorials of the New York Times and defended at MoveOn.org, the Daily Kos, and the Huffington … Read More

April 6, 2017 |

5 Most Important Things to Remember About Filing Your Taxes This Year

The good news about filing taxes is that this year they’re not due until April 18th. You get 3 extra days!

If you want to avoid paying unnecessary taxes you’ll have to do some planning.

1. Keep track of qualified … Read More

April 5, 2017 |

Here’s One of the Smartest Things You Can Do With Your Tax Refund

Have you spent your tax refund yet? If not, you need to hear this story!

Fox5 Atlanta recently reported that Christina Knaack, a single mother of two little girls, received a large tax refund and prepaid her rent for the year. … Read More

April 5, 2017 |

Why I Respect Pence for Following the Billy Graham Rule

I have avoided until now commenting on the controversy about Mike Pence’s observance of the Billy Graham Rule against dining alone with women other than his wife. Although I myself do not observe the rule, I understand why some … Read More

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