Trump’s Tax Avoidance

Every once in a while, a breaking news story is on a topic that I actually understand. The September 27 New York Times article, “Long-Concealed Records Show Trump’s Chronic Losses And Years Of Tax Avoidance,” is one such story. Many reactions to it show...

Downsides of Working From Home

Watch this video on YouTube If you are working from home and feeling distracted, isolated, displaced, and less productive, you have a lot of company. In a recent survey, Morning Consult asked full-time workers working remotely about the downside of their new work...

PPP Loans and Public Shaming

Watch this video on YouTube On March 27, the US Congress approved a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill intended to inject money into the economy to help the millions of workers and small businesses devastated by COVID-19 closures. The CARES Act provided for $350 billion for...

Realities and Risks of Being a Landlord

Watch this video on YouTube In a recent column on ways to share an unneeded stimulus check, I suggested you could consider giving it to someone struggling to pay their rent. Initially, I added, “Doing so will benefit both the renter and the landlord.” Upon...

Should Security Deposits Be Illegal?

Watch this video on YouTube If lawmakers in several states and cities have their way, the traditional security deposit for housing rentals may become a relic of the past. If you’ve ever rented a house or apartment, you’ve almost certainly paid a security...

Entrepreneurial Mindset Can Hinder Wealth Building

Watch this video on YouTube “Help Wanted: Entrepreneur.” You have probably never seen an ad like this, because entrepreneurs are not hired. They hire themselves. Merriam-Webster defines an entrepreneur as “a person who starts a business and is...