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Everyone knows that the coronavirus has changed how we live, work, and play. As a result, people are spending more money and time on the internet than ever before. In fact, some experts estimate that Americans are spending 30% more money online1. Meanwhile, social media, teleconferencing, telehealth, and mobile payment services are playing an increasingly important role in our daily lives. Many of us are even doing our grocery shopping online!
The internet makes it easier to do more things from home than we ever thought possible. But with this added convenience comes an added risk…Read More
Patriotism. The American Dream. Freedom. Independence.
In 1777, my ancestor, Abraham Scharf, joined the York Militia. He was the first person in a long-line of my family that has served in the military. My Grandfather, Great Uncle, Father, and Uncle all served in the Navy. My Sister and I were in the Army. Currently, my niece, Nadia, is in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, training to be a Firefighter in the Army. We are so excited for her, taking this huge step of commitment in her life. We have a number of great clients who are Veterans of all branches of military. Heroes such as these are why we have the freedoms we enjoy in these great United States.
So you can imagine my disgust when I saw the articles last summer indicating that patriotism in the USA was at its lowest level ever…Read More
My Choice, My Voice
There’s a great song by Pam Rose called “My Life”. I’ve listened to it hundreds of times. This song has motivated me and kept me grounded throughout my career. It’s great to listen to after a long day or just to get your mind back in line with the bigger purpose of your life. But the message of this song couldn’t be any clearer…Read More
Labor Day – The True Meaning
First off, happy Labor Day! We hope you have a nice, long weekend with family and friends.
As you know, Labor Day is officially about celebrating the labor movement and the contributions made by laborers to our nation’s history. Unofficially, it’s become a day for fun in the sun. A day for barbecues and beach parties, picnics and parades.
As we began planning our own family celebrations, we started thinking about the connection between both the official and the unofficial sides of the holiday…Read More
Making Fantastic Lemonade from Covid’s Lemons
You are living through, and surviving, one of the most tumultuous times in World History. Your schedule has been upended. The amount of change you are experiencing in your life is most likely at it’s peak. Many of you, or someone you know, has likely experienced a huge career impact.
Vacations have been uprooted and re-booked some time in the future. The way kids experience school is completely changing. We have no sports. You get the gist. It’s easy to focus on the negative. Let’s spin this puppy around and find the upside…Read More
When the S&P 500 is Really the S&P 5
One of the most perplexing aspects of our investment world is how market summaries you generally see on television and websites can mislead us about the health of the stock market. Today is an extreme case in point. Chances are, you have seen headlines telling us that the Nasdaq Composite index is up about 17% for the year, testing new highs every other day or so. The S&P 500 index is almost flat so far this year, but is not far from its late February high. The markets are moving ahead smoothly, or even robustly, right?
As it turns out, most of the gains are concentrated in a very narrow band of companies…Read More