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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...

Protect Business, Employees Against Embezzlement

Watch this video on YouTube After reading last week’s column on embezzling, KFG operations manager Beth Kangootui shared the following story: “‘Our accountant is leaving and we think you have the ability to learn bookkeeping. Do you want the...

Embezzlement Has High Financial, Emotional Costs

Watch this video on YouTube As a fan of our local ECHL hockey team, the Rapid City Rush, I was sorry to learn recently that the team’s new owners had uncovered evidence of some $500,000 worth of embezzlement over the past several years. Other embezzlement...

Business Ownership No Self-Indulgent Path to Success

Watch this video on YouTube “Most of my friends assume that business owners spend their money and time on cocaine and hookers.” This jaw-dropping quote came from a young man I was talking with recently about money, investing, and running a business. I was...

Inequity of Federal Minimum Wage

Watch this video on YouTube The House of Representatives recently voted to nearly double the national minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $15. Democrats are rejoicing that this change, if passed by the Senate, will lift 1.3 million people out of poverty. Republicans...