A wonderful thing has happened to fathers since the day of the "man in the gray flannel suit." That was in the 1950s and 1960s when kids were expected to be quiet, not bother Dad, and stay out of the way. It wasn't true of all dads, but it was for many. Their work was their primary interest and family came in a distant second. It took a couple of decades for things to … [Read more...] about Happy Father’s Day! Today’s dads are present and caring
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Diversify. Diversify. Diversify. Study investing and "diversification" ranks among the most common terms tossed around. Indeed, the first bit of advice many professional investors offer newbies is to diversify their investment portfolio. So what makes diversification such an important concept? Let's dig in. First, diversification means spreading your investments across … [Read more...] about Here’s why diversification is important in investing
When did humans first look at a bowl of leaves and decide that it would taste better with some vinaigrette?It's impossible to pinpoint where and when someone first came up with salad, but according to the Oxford Dictionary of Food and Drink in America, a dish we might recognize as a garden salad became popular during the Roman Empire, when people ate piles of leafy raw … [Read more...] about A salad fit for an emperor
In George Washington's Rules of Civility & Conversation by George Washington (Little Books of Wisdom Series, Applewood Books, 30 pages), our founding father gives 110 rules of civility, many of which are still applicable today. They include:Rule 1: Every action done in company ought to be done with some sign of respect to those that are present.Rule 22: Shew not … [Read more...] about George Washington’s rules of civility
If you happen to read the Wall Street Journal or other finance journalism, you've probably seen stories about companies buying back their own stock. Curious why organizations would buy their own shares? Turns out, buybacks offer a variety of benefits for both companies and shareholders. Stock buybacks have increased substantially in recent years, both in terms of the … [Read more...] about What are stock buybacks and why do companies use them?