Word of the week: Re-investments

I have a few shares of stock that was given to me by a company I work for.  I do not contribute any additional money to this account, but it does pay a small dividend, only 6 cents a share.  (For a explanation of dividends, click here to read a previous post).  I haven’t decided…

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Awarding Top Achievers – part 2

What fun.  I was able to spend a good part of a workday with General Managers who are doing a fantastic job.  Their hard work is visible in many aspects through the growth of their business.  They work for a company that has been able to maintain market share and remodel many of their units…

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Word of the week: Contrarian

Definition of contrarian: to be contrary, opposing, disagreeable, not of the norm.     I have been a “contrarian” for years.  I’ve always rooted for the underdog, cheering for the less popular to reach stardom, for the less fortunate to gain success.  When I was in my younger years I would promote songs you didn’t hear…

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Awarding Top Achievers – part 1

Tomorrow I will be speaking to a group of managers and presenting awards to those who have achieved the highest results from the previous year.  Traditionally, I would be using this time to speak about the ways these managers can improve their financial performance according to the company’s guidelines.  But the performance of last year…

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Did we see the bottom?

On March 10th I facilitated Lesson #10 of Financial Peace University, a course that teaches individuals and couples how to manage their money.  In this lesson we learn about mutual funds – their benefits and their risks.  The instructor, Dave Ramsey teaching on DVD, states a statistic that the stock market has achieved an average…

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