Cash flow issues are one of the big reasons small businesses fail. And these types of problems are directly related to an owner not staying on top of the numbers and having poor accounting practices.
If you are anything like me, and my family, you find that you have a lot of “stuff,” when you take a moment to inventory the possessions in your home.
Many have been decrying the lack of political discourse over the past few years, and how uncivil we have become as a society.
The Trump Administration, like its predecessors, has shown an apparent appetite for the use of force overseas. The “mother of all bombs” dropped on Syrian troops, saber-rattling toward North Korea, deployments of U.S.
I’ve spent my life in many places, with one of the longest tenures being Edina, Minnesota. We have a bold, talented, and intrepidly liberal Senator named Al Franken.
Whether it’s a matter of comfort, appearance or safety, there are many medical procedures that you may want or need, but your health insurance won’t cover.

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Pop culture has not only taken over America’s entertainment world, it is now running the nation’s broader sociopolitical sphere. Actors and musicians are considered heroes instead of people in uniform who protect the nation and our communities. People follow countless singers on social media, but...
There is no doubt that scams have gone high tech, but the riskiest scam is the face-to-face home improvement scam, with fake check scams running a close second, according to the new BBB Risk Index, a sophisticated analysis that goes beyond volume to look at the risk each scam type poses. The BBB...
The election is over but the infighting continues. We complain, and wish for something better. Understandably, many of us focus is on society’s changes and our country’s flaws. Some critics even tell us that the U.S. form of government is becoming irrelevant. Change has occurred, they say, so more...
This week in the Iowa Senate has been truly overwhelming.  It is amazing to see the volume of bills we deal with during funnel week in order to keep them alive for the session.  Those bills range from the fairly trivial to life changing.  I’ll talk about a few of those bills in this this newsletter...
Being a lifelong Iowan and a farmer’s daughter, I admit I’m a little biased about our great state.  I love the people, the land, even (mostly) the changing weather.  Now, it seems I’m not alone. A new report from U.S. News and World Report says Iowa is one of the Top 10 Best States in the Nation...
According to the special interests running the show for Republicans at the State Capitol these days, the next priority of the Iowa Legislature will be vouchers that siphon funding from public schools and give it to home schools and private schools. They convinced a Republican Senator to introduce...
Funnel Week We are swiftly approaching the first funnel for the 2017 session. Friday, March 3rd is the last day for bills to be voted on in House committees. After this week, bills that have not been voted out of committee are considered dead for the year. The House has been working hard this week...
In just 10 days, Republican lawmakers and Governor Branstad unraveled Iowa’s successful, bipartisan collective bargaining law. After watching the events unfold the last week and a half, what we’ve learned is that the fix was in long before Iowans ever saw the bill. For several months, Republicans...
This past week has been very busy with less high profile things as we all work to get bills through committee.  This week is funnel week which means that any policy bill not through committee by Friday will be ineligible for passage this year. We did pass two bills last week, the first of which is...
When I was growing up, there was a commercial that had as its tagline, You Can’t Fool Mother Nature. I do not recall what product they were attempting to sell, it may have been margarine, that tasted so much like butter, that you could indeed supposedly fool might nature. Regardless, in light of...

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