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Yogurt, Apples and Banana Splits

May 10, 2013

  The first TCBY Yogurt store I ever saw was in a shopping center on Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock.  It was on my way home after work and can remember the line of customers flowing out the front door and down the sidewalk.  “What...

Andy Hardy's Home Mortgage

February 26, 2013

For some reason I am fascinated by the way things used to be in contrast to how things are today.  When was the last time you watched an Andy Hardy movie?  Life in the 1940s seems so simple and less stressful.  I don’t know for...

The Perils of Extrapolation

February 7, 2013

Several years ago, I spoke to a group in Jonesboro on “Five Financial Mistakes Smart People Make”.   One of the points I made was the mistake of extrapolating current trends into long-term trends.  An example I gave related...

Advisors Talking To Advisors

December 14, 2012

Advisors and the Emotional Burden Carl Richards, 10/18/2011, Morningstar.com "It will come as no surprise to you, but giving financial advice to real people can be emotionally trying. Real people aren't customers to be segmented. Real...

Technology and Grandchildren

November 21, 2012

Do you remember when you talked to your kids in baby talk?  You know, "Goo, goo" and "Gaa Gaa" while making faces and smiling like a Chessir cat.  Grandparents are even worse.  They have a PhD in grandbaby communication. ...

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