Author: Kwaisi France

social security

Paper Chase: Maximizing Social Security

It was a very disappointing jobs report with only 142,000 jobs created. This was well below expectations of 200,000 jobs created. Previous months were also revised lower meaning this was not an isolated event.   The unemployment rate remained at 5.1%. Auto sales are at annual sales rate of 18.2%...

leasing

Paper Chase: Leasing A Car

August new home sales were up 5.7% exceeding analysts estimates. The economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.7% in the second quarter. It was not expected to grow at that rate for the 3rd quarter. GDP is closely watched as it is the broadest measure of the economy.  ...

work

Paper Chase: Why Do We Work?

The Fed has decided to keep rates near zero. An increase was expected, but a weak global economy and low inflation were cited as reasons for keeping rates low. A hike is still expected near the end of the year.   Retail sales rose .2% percent in August, the 6th...

Bigot

A Primer For Bigots On Social Media In 2015

Geris Roth posted a picture of his coworker’s child on his facebook page which then prompted racist conversations about the child. It’s a teachable moment on how not to use social media. The story is told in the video below.     Modern Communication They both enable this type of...

week 4

I Got You: NFL Week 4 Investment

8-14 last week brought us back down to earth at 23-21 for the season. Remember, it only takes 52.4% winners to break even in sports investing at the standard 11 to 10 odds (that’s 11 wins and 10 losses, which is 52.4%). That is, 52.4% is the cutoff for earning...

interview

My Interview With Donald Trump

I recently got a chance to ask a question on entitlements to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, one of many issues that he has yet to explain his position on with any depth at our alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania.   Me: Thank you for sitting down with me  ...

Carson

The U.S. Constitution Must Be Different From Ben Carson’s

On NBC’s Meet The Press, GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson was asked whether a president’s faith should matter.   “If it’s inconsistent with the values of America, then of course it should matter,” he said. “But if it fits within the realm of America and consistent with the Constitution, no...

Jadon

The Breeze: Who Is Jadon Woodard?

Our conversation with the 2015 Jack’n For Beats national champion Jadon Woodard. On his way to record with DJ Khaled after winning the $10,000 dollar cash prize, he shares with us his strategy for seizing the moment with some advice for fellow rappers.     Jadon Woodard People saying you’re...