Watching out for risk

Watching out for risk

Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly assessing and moderating risk: When and how would it be safest to cross this busy street? Is this company’s website secure enough for me to hand over my credit card information? Should I purchase this produce from the...
Breaking out: It can be bad or good

Breaking out: It can be bad or good

This weekend a private high school in Miami staged its prom, and the theme was “Welcome to the jungle.” No story there, right? But there was, as the school administration, seeking to make it an event, invited not only the students but what looked like a portion of the...
Volcanoes and investments can both erupt

Volcanoes and investments can both erupt

I can still feel the heat radiating through the thin soles of my tennis shoes. The surface we were traversing was difficult, and the “rocks” around us were sharp and dangerous, looking like the waves of a tumultuous sea caught and frozen in stop motion. A glow seemed...
The importance of being “money smart”

The importance of being “money smart”

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month? And that this week is Money Smart Week? Financial Literacy Month was designated officially by the United States Senate in 2004, via Resolution 316, during the administration of George W. Bush. (Interestingly,...
A “red line” for your investments

A “red line” for your investments

Syria is back in the news, and that brings talk of the “red line” back into the national conversation. It was in the summer of 2013 that U.S. President Obama tossed out the phrase in reference to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons on its own citizens....