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Giving To Charity on the Cheap

Ever wonder how you can make a difference even if you don’t have a lot of extra cash? Here are a few ways we give to charity that don’t require a fat checkbook: Kiva. Cascade Investment Advisors keeps funds on … Continue reading

What Slowdown?

While tariffs and threats about tariffs are being blamed for a slowdown in manufacturing indexes, job and earnings growth, lagging auto and home sales etc etc, it is entirely possible that weather is the real culprit. Stocks have swooned off … Continue reading

Why Did the Market Do That?

The media loves to ascribe a reason for every significant stock market move. Humans feel better if there is an answer to ‘why?’ How many times have you read something like, “Stocks fall on worries over trade”, or “Stocks down … Continue reading

Will We Ever Build Housing Like We Used To?

The US has been building far fewer single family homes in this economic cycle than we did from the 1960s to the early 2000s. Part of this is blamed on the Great Recession and its impact on millennial buyers. But … Continue reading

Smart Ways to Save Money

No matter how wealthy you are, it’s worth a little effort to save money on everyday items. Here’s a few ideas to try: If you carry credit card balances, look for a card that offers 0% APR for balance transfers … Continue reading