• Cruising the Panama Canal

    Cruising the Panama Canal

    Just having returned from a cruise through the Panama Canal, I can truly say that it was at once not what I expected and, at the same time, even more than expected.  There is a history and a mystery to the Panama Canal which makes it an adventure unlike any other you may never experience. […]

  • Staging Your Home

    Staging Your Home

    Of all the things you can do to help sell your home, staging might be the most important of all.  Of course price and location are very important, too.  We don’t want to diminish the importance of either of these selling points. It is also true, however, that the media has changed the rules. As […]

  • Vets and Entrepreneurship

    Vets and Entrepreneurship

    Today is Veteran’s Day here in the United States.  This day was set aside to all those living and past that sacrificed everything to preserve our freedoms. Forbes magazine published a holiday-themed article today called “Vetrepreneurship” by Mark Rockefeller which profiled 25 start-up companies that were recently launched by veteran service personnel.  From tech to […]

  • The Benefits of Solar

    The Benefits of Solar

    Solar power is growing rapidly as a sustainable energy source. What is the cost of solar panels? And what are the benefits, or income from solar panels? It is important to weigh the costs and benefits. And when do solar panels become profitable, or what is the payback period for solar panels? Solar panels: costs, […]

  • Brexit and the U.S. Economic Outlook

    Brexit and the U.S. Economic Outlook

    The outlook for the US economy and the upside on the stock markets after new US numbers The US jobs figures for June are the strongest since October 2015. Both the US dollar and European stock markets strengthened after the announcement. However, SEB’s Chief Economist Robert Bergqvist doubts that job statistics are enough to get […]