U.S. History Highlights from 1492-1850

A few years ago, I was in Oaxaca, Mexico. My friend and I visited the iconic church with twin steeples. The plaque said it was built in 1557. How could that be so? The first settlement in America was in Jamestown in 1607… that’s what my history instructors said or implied. Oh well, we in

2021-05-11T03:31:34+00:00March 18th, 2021|

With and For Others: A Community Service Primer

Guest Post by Leilani Reyes

When you’re growing up, two of the most difficult things to secure are community and purpose. Both of those things can be found through volunteering with causes and organizations you care about. Community service can be a great way to test the waters for future career paths, find your

2021-04-11T23:03:38+00:00March 12th, 2021|

Finances 103: Accounting Un-Complicated

The key issue of accounting is to provide a ‘snap-shot’ at a point in time of two items:

  1. How much do you have?
  2. How much are you making?

When I left home for school, I had to become aware of managing my expenses which were quite simple:

For example, let’s say I

2021-03-08T22:45:12+00:00March 8th, 2021|


I was asked to write about AOC, what a nice request.

Having been in the financial world most of my last 50 years, I was amazed to hear AOC talk to a group about incremental income tax rates. Their reason being that I tried to explain to lay people that if the highest tax

2021-03-03T00:23:01+00:00March 3rd, 2021|

Millennials vs. Biden

Guest Post by Leilani Reyes

Is it possible for Biden and Millennials to get along? Millennials and Gen-Zs turned out in record numbers at the polls last year, giving him that extra boost he needed to win the election. However there seems to be quite a bit of remaining discord and distance between them.


2021-04-11T23:03:50+00:00February 26th, 2021|

Finance 102: Investment

I first heard of investing from my Dad when I was in high school. I don’t recall any specifics except the idea that you can own a part of a company by buying stock in that company. It was about the time Alaska became a State and I had finished a term paper on

2021-02-16T19:56:23+00:00February 16th, 2021|
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