Tag Archives: finance

School Finance from a Parent’s Perspective

I went to a public meeting of the Finance Committee for our local school district this week.  The news, as anyone could have imagined, is not good.  Here’s the problem in a nutshell: -Property values have dropped, and as a … Continue reading

economics, education, explanations, finance , , , ,

Be Prepared

Everyone has heard this age-old Boy Scout motto. Our mothers preached it, and I preach it to me kids. Whether we say “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” or the more eloquent spin from Paul Newman … Continue reading

Uncategorized , ,

Supply, Demand and Higher Ed

For a few years, I’ve been part of an Alumni interview committee for my undergraduate university.  The kids often seem like they have built an impressive resume and seem much more qualified than I think I was at that age.  … Continue reading

Uncategorized , , , , ,

10 Things Wish I Knew More About

I don’t know about you, but as I get older,  there’s more stuff, every year, on my list of things I wish I knew more about.  Sometimes, it’s a course I wish I had taken in school, or some area … Continue reading

Uncategorized , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Sign of the Times- Will Naming Rights be a thing of the past?

I woke up this morning to see that Washington Mutual, aka WaMu took a dive and entered into receivership.  While this was foreseen as a real possibility for quite some  time, one thought occurred to me- with all of the … Continue reading

Uncategorized , , , , , , ,