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Financial Travel Agents

The travel industry has experienced major changes since the birth of the internet.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of travel agents is expected to decline by 12% to 72,000 by 2026.[1] Companies like Booking.com, Trivago, Expedia and Kayak have filled this void as individuals book and schedule their own trips without leaving their couch.

Can You Do Nothing?

It’s hard to do nothing. It’s hard to disconnect in a connected world. If you have children you’ve probably heard them say: “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do!” If you want to see how hard it is to do nothing, turn off everything around you and close your eyes for five minutes.  Welcome back. How’d you do?  

Think Different™.

Think Different was a successful advertising campaign launched by Apple in 1997, the same year they introduced us to the iPhone, a revolutionary product. The iPhone allowed us to think and act different by changing the way we communicate and access data. Companies like Uber have prospered because of it.

The Supermarket

The supermarket is a Venus flytrap for unsuspecting shoppers. If you’ve been shopping without a grocery list while hungry you know what I’m talking about!

Here Come the Millennials!

The millennials are coming, and they’re armed with dollars!  The last cohort born in the 20th century has now surpassed the Baby Boomers as the largest generation.  A generation once defined as moochers living off their parents while sleeping in the family basement has now entered adulthood.  The millennials were labeled as lazy slackers, but this is hardly the case.

Draft Picks

With the first pick in the NFL draft…

The kick off for the NFL draft is tonight and the lives of 253 young men will be forever changed. Fame and fortune awaits these newly minted professional athletes. 

3 Percent

Three is not a lonely number but it is a crowd and a bit odd.  The number three appears in stories like the Three Musketeers and the Three Little Pigs. The Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria sailed the ocean blue as a threesome.  Famous athletes who have worn the number include Babe Ruth, Dwayne Wade, Candice Parker, Russell Wilson, and Dale Earnhardt.

Trust the Process

The Philadelphia 76ers mantra has been “trust the process” after their GM, Sam Hinkie, was hired in 2013.  Mr. Hinkie said, “We talk a lot about process – not outcome – and try to consistently take all the best information you can and consistently make good decisions. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t, but you reevaluate them all.”

The West Wing

The White House is a symbol of hope, peace and freedom and The West Wing is where the power reigns.  It houses the Oval Office, the Cabinet and the Situation Room.   

Battling History

The Dow Jones Industrial average has fallen 10% from its January peak of 26,616 and volatility has returned in force. The Dow has experienced 28 days with moves of more than 1%: 14 up, 14 down.  In February, the market fell more than 4% twice. 

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