On the morning after DART’s 13th Annual Radiothon, Chairperson Pam Dance and I shared our feelings of gratitude.
First, the severe thunderstorms predicted the day before did not arrive until we and all of our volunteers were safely at home. We had been told to anticipate hail, straight line winds, even possible tornadoes, and yet our speakers, our volunteers and our supporters were able to share, spread the word and raise funds in warm sunlight.
Well, it was the choice between the National Basketball Association’s annual All-Star game or the 84th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night, and without a doubt in my mind, I went with the Academy Awards.
While sports are my favorite thing in the world, I cannot bring myself to watch any professional sports’ all-star game. Between the ridiculously over-hyped competitiveness of the game and the complete lack of defense, I really just don’t understand why I am supposed to care.
Let’s take Sunday night’s All-Star game in the NBA for starters. Now I didn’t watch the game, but I did see the highlights. I can honestly say one thing after watching them, too. I thought the dunk contest was Saturday night.
Today, women are playing an ever-increasing role in making important financial decisions — whether for themselves or for their families.
While many of the basic rules of investing hold true for all investors, some life events will affect women differently than they will men, and these can also have an impact on investment decisions. Following are a few areas of special consideration for women investors:
• Longer life expectancy — People in general are living longer these days, and conventional wisdom will tell you that women tend to outlive men.
It is the scariest thing I have read in a long time. Unfortunately, it is hard to argue with much of the message it contains. The “it” is a recent Associated Press interview with David Stockman, Ronald Reagan’s “whiz kid” budget director. Stockman, now 65, made headlines back then by pushing first for what was at the time the largest tax cut in history and then later resigning to protest excessive levels of deficit spending.