Quarter in Charts – Q3 2020

COVID-19 Still Hits Hard “What a year this week has been.”  That was the response I got from a friend when I asked him how things were going. And it is probably what most of us have felt as we process COVID-19, the economy, elections, and the market on top of managing work, family, school,

5 Item Checklist For New Dentists

Swimming has specific markers that you can use to predict someone’s potential. For instance, if you were to judge a group of strangers from afar to see who had the most significant swimming promise, you would look for physical markers that set them apart before they even got in a pool. These markers would be

Quarter in Charts – Q2 2020

So, How Was Your Day? Your Quarter? Your Year? It’s hard to wrap my mind around the wildly different experiences we’ve all had over the last four months. For every quarantined person who has learned to bake sourdough, many more kids aren’t getting their school lunches. For anyone who has realized they can do their

Working From Home: Can I Deduct That?

This summer as I’ve flipped the April, May, and June pages in the 2020 paper calendar, filled with photos featuring kids’ and grandkids’ events from 2019, I’ve wondered what photos will fill my 2021 Shutterfly calendar: making sourdough bread, more photos of dogs than grandkids, and photos of finally finished jigsaw puzzles? Who thought we’d

Should I Refinance My Home?

In case you haven’t heard, mortgage rates are the lowest they have ever been. The chart below shows average mortgage rates over the past 49 years, from 1971 to 2020. Currently, the 30-year mortgage has an average rate of 3.17%. You can view the chart above and edit the timeline yourself in order to see

The Price Is Right, Or Is It?

The Price is Right has been running on TV for 48 years, can you believe it? Watching the show with my 84-year old Dad, after he moved from Chattanooga to Greensboro in 1992, is one of my favorite memories. We would roar with laughter at our correct guesses, and stare at the TV in wide-eyed