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Time to Spend

February 08, 2022

It is not often that I advise quick spending, but gift cards are an exception. During the holiday season the National Retail Federation estimates that consumers bought twenty-eight billion dollars worth of gift cards. Starbucks alone sold three billion dollars worth of cards. This is great for the retailer since consumers in effect made an …

Let's Talk: Emerging Technologies to Watch in 2022

February 02, 2022

When the telephone was invented in 1876, it took over 25 years for 10% of the population to use it. The rate at which we adopt technology has drastically increased since 1876. In addition, there is an exponential growth of emerging technologies each year.  How do we know which technologies are here to stay? The short answer is, we don’t. …

What's Next?

January 10, 2022

As we end 2021 and look to the future, most people are starting the new year with a big sigh of relief. We have endured hurricanes, political struggles and a pandemic played out in three acts. Hurricane season and election season are both over. We hope and expect that we are in the final act of the COVID tragedy. What happens next is the real …

Let's Talk: Technology Reshaping Our World

January 07, 2022

Technology reshaping our world is a tale as old as time.  Can you imagine a world without the internet? The internet, something we use each day, was first accessed publicly less than 30 years ago. Ordinary appliances you may take for granted, like a dishwasher, electric stove, refrigerator, and freezer, only just came about in the 20th …

2021 WAS A VERY TOUGH YEAR BUT 2022 WILL BE MUCH BETTER BY ALLAN KATZ

December 07, 2021

This article, written by Allan Katz, was originally published in the Kenner Star and can be found here. I’m a very optimistic, positive person but I’ve been struggling to find upbeat things to say about 2021 or the prospects for a better 2022. After all, 2021 was ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 14,000 died in …