The Morning View: October 2, 2020

The Morning View: October 2, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, the economy added 661,000 jobs in September, less than forecasts. The Leisure / Hospitality and Retail Trade industries had increases in the month, while Government jobs were weak....

The Morning View: October 2, 2020

BY: MARSHALL BARTLETT Senior Vice President / Portfolio Manager Announced this morning, the economy added 661,000 jobs in September, less than forecasts. The Leisure / Hospitality and Retail Trade industries had increases in the month, while Government jobs were weak....

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Decision making: too hot, too cold or just right?

Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Question: I was on the fast track in a big corporate job in Chicago, but once I got a taste of what that life was going to be like, I realize I don’t want to live like that....

Today’s choices shape tomorrow’s opportunities

Today’s choices shape tomorrow’s opportunities

By Byron Moore, posted October 13, 2016 The following segment first aired on KEDM 90.3. John Mauldin once wrote, “…the choices we make today are constrained by the choices we made in the past, and the choices we make in the future will be limited by the choices we...

Crisis – will it crater you or create you?

Crisis – will it crater you or create you?

Originally published in the News Star and the Shreveport Times on Sunday, October 9, 2016. Question: I was just recently fired from a job I loved. I won’t go into it, but I honestly feel my firing was wrong. I’m not going to try to fight it – it wouldn’t be worth it...

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Time management is a myth, pt. 2

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