Economy

There are signs the economy is recovering.  Restaurants and malls are busier as evidenced by parking and seating woes. An unsolicited email from a headhunter came last week so job opportunities are picking up. At the same time foreclosures are up and the national unemployment rate is unchanged.  How can we know what’s going on […]

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Many people are downsizing their housing whether due to the economy or changing family size.  We were part of that trend a few years ago when we sold our 4 bedroom single family home for a 3 bedroom condo. There is a silver lining to the trend.  It’s spurred several business opportunities related to living […]

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We should all know the importance of eating breakfast for health and performance reasons. It may now be the most important meal of the day for restaurants as well. Mr. Boomer and I have long preferred to spend a large percentage of our dining out dollars for breakfast. It’s less expensive and we can have […]

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I recently read that General Motors couldn’t find a buyer for Hummer so they’re shutting it down next year. Although I’ve always thought these vehicles were over the top it’s always a little sad when a product bites the dust (sadder with Saturn than Hummer). The gist of the article was that the Hummer signified […]

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Unemployment is holding steady or starting to nudge downward depending where you live. My company happens to have a few openings this quarter due to growth and turnover.  When recently discussing internal recruitment efforts I learned that we typically advertise on one venue…Craigslist. This may not be news to some (or even most) of you, […]

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