Category Archives: Newsbites

For small bits of news, quotations, odd videos, and flimflam.

prognostications of journalists + tax brakes?

reposted from my other blog! prognostications of journalists + tax brakes? Does anyone think that it’s a good idea to follow the prognostications of journalists and their interpretations of what’s going on in the U.S. Economy? I sold my Dow stocks yesterday. I doubt we’ll see a new high point this year. This is a secular bear market… Read More »

The Four Sins of Running Our Business

I’ve been reading the 10 stupid mistakes made by newly self-employed. It’s a good list that all business people should look at! I think our business has made several of them at least recently. There are four that are worth looking at in my context. Click on them to read about them in context at Steve’s website. 1.… Read More »

Running Our Business

We’ve been running a business (a language school) for over 6 years, and it’s grown from a very small base into a much larger concern than originally it was. Naturally, in business life, there are the ups and downs of the operation and the cycle of business. We’ve become aware of this. Yesterday, though we noticed that the… Read More »

The Daily Latte

How the money goes…? Yes, those $3 a day habits do really add up! Let’s see: $3*365 = $1095 per year. That doesn’t include the overpriced confections, cakes or cookies. So you could really save quite a lot of money this way! I used to enjoy going to *$ onholiday in the UK. The sandwiches were fresh and… Read More »

How will the U.S. afford it all?

In this letter presented by John Maudlin “Thoughts From The Frontline”, Bill Gross takes a look at the future of the US boomer generation as consumers. He considers some startling, though rather obvious, conclusions: “it will be up to younger generations to do the Lord’s work and there aren’t enough of them to provide health care, a comfortable… Read More »

Business Management

I have a very stubborn friend that reckons his biz idea – lets call it X – is a sure thing he has little biz sense but is super keen, he has done no research on investment amount, demographics, market size, pricing etc etc. he simply thinks its a good idea I have three or four things to say… Read More »