Robots Vs. Humans – The Battle for the Future of Investing

Robots Vs. Humans – The Battle for the Future of Investing In the Terminator movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger does not play a robot.  He plays a terminator, which is something different. “I’m a cybernetic organism.  Living tissue over a metal endoskeleton” If you are not familiar with the Terminator movies, they take place in a dystopian… Read More

Economic Update – Fall 2018 Edition

Economic Update – Fall 2018 Edition Leaves are falling, the NFL season is in full swing, and stores are already decorating for Christmas.  It is hard to believe we are closing in on the end of the year.  This year has felt like it has flown by.  As I come up on my one year… Read More

When Will the Stock Market Finally Drop?

When Will the Stock Market Finally Drop?  The only true answer is that no one knows.  Use that to your advantage. As we approach the 10-year anniversary since the low in March 2009, this has become one of the longest runs in the stock market without a drop of at least 20%.  Historically, the market… Read More

Economic Update – Summer 2018 Edition

Economic Update – Summer 2018 Edition Summer in the Midwest this year has come with two flavors – either scorching heat or epic downpour.  There have not been many days in between.  The U.S. economy, meanwhile, continues to move ahead steadily.  Despite challenging weather, risks of trade wars, and tightening labor markets, corporate earnings are… Read More

Economic Update – Spring 2018 Edition

Economic Update – Spring 2018 Edition The early days of Spring are upon us and the overall economic gauge is much like the weather – things are starting to feel better.  The truth is, things have been improving since we started recovering from the depths of the financial crisis 10 years ago.  It’s just that… Read More

What Does the Fed Do Now?

What Does the Fed Do Now? Three Former Fed Officials Discussed the Future of Monetary Policy           On Tuesday, January 24, I attended a presentation of The Chicago Council of Global Affairs entitled “The Future of Monetary Policy”.  This was a discussion among Michael Moskow, former Chicago Fed President, Randall Kroszner,… Read More

7 Banking Tips for Young Millennials

7 Banking Tips for Young Millennials Once you start receiving your first paychecks after graduation, knowing how to spend or save your money wisely can be tough. While you may be able to do your banking with just a few taps on your phone, managing money well is much more complicated. Here are a few… Read More

How to Budget When You Have Seasonal Income

How to Budget When You Have Seasonal Income Rewarding careers don’t always come with a steady paycheck. For people who work in agriculture, construction, tax preparation, entertainment, landscaping or other types of freelance and seasonal businesses, income may vary wildly depending on the time of year. This uneven cash flow makes budgeting especially challenging, but it’s… Read More

How to Give Your Finances a Spring Cleaning

How to Give Your Finances a Spring Cleaning Ah, spring! It’s the season of renewal, when we can count on longer and brighter days, the return of baseball and the urge to get the house in order. That goes for many people’s financial houses as well. Spring is a good time to comb through your… Read More