It was the early 1980s and we—six children total, all teenagers or in our early 20s—were gathered at my mother and stepfather’s house for a family dinner.“But the economy is built on sand,” insisted one of my older brothers.
It is not uncommon for a friend, family member, neighbor or old classmate to reach out with a “can’t miss, you gotta get in on the ground floor” opportunity. These opportunities can range from being a part of a new business venture, a real estate opportunity or a type of loan to name just a few.
Filing taxes this year was a rude awakening for many people who got to the end of their 1040s only to find they were getting a smaller than expected refund or even had an outstanding tax liability. Cries of “But what about the tax cut?” and “I thought my taxes were supposed to go down this year!” rang out across the country as taxpayers who were used to refunds were blindsided by how changes in income tax laws and tax withholding formulas affected both how much they paid and the size of their refund.
Have you seen this headline? Stocks rise on US-China trade optimism. How about this one? Stocks fall on US-China trade pessimism. Markets go up: Trade Talks. Markets go down: TRADE WAR!
Just like most things in life, too much of a good thing can sometimes be bad for you. The good news is, you have been acknowledged as a leader and a contributor within your organization.