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Double Duty Diversified Income

by Kasen Wysong on January 19, 2021.

It’s trivia time at Vicinity! Which of the following headlines from the past year are real? Aliens in hiding until mankind is ready, says ex-Israeli space head Invasive wasps are posing a serious threat to passenger planes, study says Makers of grow-your-own human steaks say meal kit is not ‘technically’ cannibalism Growing anxiety has been...

We’ve Got a Message for Warren Buffet

by John Crawford on December 29, 2020.

“It’s an economic war.” Warren Buffet delivered this mic drop moment on his recent CNBC interview with Goldman Sachs’ CEO, David Solomon. During the interview, Buffet had a specific request to lawmakers: extend the Paycheck Protection Program.

Just Ask

by John Crawford on October 27, 2020.

Instead of worrying about your intellectual status, adopt the approach of asking a lot of questions. And while the only dumb question might be the one you don’t ask, asking the right questions about your investments can make things a little easier.

“Going local” is more than buying a cup of coffee

by Kasen Wysong on August 18, 2020.

I’m the type who turns buying apples into an arduous process. I’ll skeptically compare the fifty-cent difference between apples, assuming the proper scrutiny stance: arms folded, a slight lean to the torso, and eyes narrowed.  Once I’ve established the type and price of the apples I want to purchase, I’ll thoroughly inspect each item. The...

How do I invest in small businesses?

by Kasen Wysong on July 28, 2020.

Let’s be honest for a moment. When we eat out, 99% of us (disclaimer: fake stat we made up) don’t go beyond leaving a standard tip if we were impressed with our meal and service. And for places like auto shops, there’s a slim chance anyone leaves a tip at all. Say their service or...

Leading in Trust, Underdog in Finance

by John Crawford on May 26, 2020.

“Now I am going to read you a list of institutions in American society. Please tell me how much confidence you, yourself, have in each one — a great deal, quite a lot, some or very little?” Ok, close your eyes. Pretend you didn’t just see the exhibit at the top of this blog. How...

On Local Stimulus and You

by John Crawford on May 20, 2020.

Main Street is reeling and the pressure on small and medium-sized businesses (“SMBs”) is not going to let up anytime soon. One study has shown that “a combined 63 percent [of SMBs]  have either zero cash reserves (32.4 percent) or enough cash for a short-duration event (30.7 percent).”[i] There will be no quick fix, but...