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Articles:

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Mr. Barrett, tear down this wall!

Published May 17, 2013

I love Milwaukee. As a kid living in rural communities, I couldn't wait to one day move to the big city. Summer festivals, Brewers games and Lake Michigan seemed to call my name at an early age. After graduating from college, there was little doubt where I would end up starting a life. That being said, the realities of living in the big city drew a stark comparison to the expectations I had built up in my own mind.

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Rollercoaster ride of assessments upsets my stomach

Published April 30, 2013

Living in the City of Milwaukee has provided a rollercoaster ride of assessments since I bought my house a decade ago. You've likely experienced the same. On Saturday, we got our new assessment and found it had dropped another 8 percent and our home is now assessed at less than we paid 10 years ago. That's depressing.

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Your choices, our consequences

Published March 26, 2013

One of the truths of private sector business is that not all of the effects of a recession are bad. It allows businesses to "trim the fat." The owner's nephew that shows up late once a month for the last three years will be let go. Employees that aren't hard working, reliable or trustworthy are downsized. Companies will look everywhere for ideas on cutting back on expenses and spending. Employees are cross trained and will end up doing more work with fewer resources. Companies will necessarily purge redundancies in order to save money, enhance margins and grow profits.

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Reader blogs:

Hat Tricks

Tuesday January 28th, 2014 – Island Lake, IL    As the first month of 2014 draws to a close, I have to make sure I maintain a steady rotation of change in the hat department. Anyone self employed has to play a number of roles, and there is a hat for each one of them. Some fit ...

Financial Insecurity

Friday May 10th, 2013 – Caledonia, WI    Like it or not, I have to knuckle down and make some money. On this cosmic plane, I have not figured out a way to get over the financial hump, and it absolutely stinks. I keep hearing tall tales of how people start with a piece of lint a...

The Hammer Drops

Monday October 22nd, 2012 – Mt. Prospect, IL    It’s hammer time, but not in the rapper kind of way. When the hammer drops in my world, it’s usually of the sledge variety and the location it drops is the base of my skull – numerous times. I am experiencing one...

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