July 24, 2012 05:40 PM
The only sure thing about the economy is this: Past performance does not equal future returns. By Bo BilleaudJuly 26, 2012 Edward Lorenz was a meteorologist who accidently made one of the most important scientific discoveries ever. In ...
Dec. 28, 2011 11:12 PM
Could Europe eventually affect us here in Lafayette, Louisiana? You better believe it could. And that slow train is now picking up speed. "The greatest enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan," said Carl von Clausewitz, a Prussian soldier ...
July 28, 2010 06:00 AM
Wednesday, July 28, 2010Written by Dave RomagosaThe Conversion Factor A 2010 legislative change removes income requirements for Roth eligibility, but can we trust Congress to keep its promises?My wife and I recently had the opportunity to join a group ...
Jan. 26, 2010 08:37 PM
Greed may have marked the upward surge of mankind, but combine it with unbridled innovation and excess leverage and the results can be deadly. Near the end of each year, a group of us meets for lunch at Antoni’s Italian Café in the Oil Center ...
Oct. 21, 2009 05:00 AM
Are we really experiencing an economic ‘sea change’? In early September, I dropped by for my monthly haircut and coffee with my 90-year-old barber, Shirley, who I first introduced in this column two months ago. As usual, he was full of wisdom and ...
Aug. 26, 2009 05:00 AM
My friend Shirley is among the fastest-growing demo in America (though in my book he’s one in a million) — and a perfect example of why it’s important to invest for the long-term. Still going strong at 90, Shirley ...

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