“Stock Market Hits New High” Have you noticed headlines like this lately? Since March of 2009, when the S&P 500 Index hit a low of 666, the market has more than tripled. And it keeps going higher. In fact, headlines like this have become so frequent that they are no longer remarkable. The [...]
Starbucks or Dunkin’?
A common expression is that “there are two kinds of people in the world...” There are Republicans and Democrats. Right-brained and left-brained. Yankees fans and Red Sox fans. And, of course, Starbucks people and Dunkin' Donuts people. In Boston, where Dunkin' was founded, this is a particularly [...]
Why Bill Gates does the dishes at his house – and you should too
A little bit of knowledge, as they say, can be a dangerous thing. Or, in my case, dangerous to one's marriage. First, some background: when I was in college, one of the first classes I took was Economics 101. And in that class, one of the first concepts we learned was something called “comparative [...]
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