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A rule of thumb, by definition, is a principle with broad application in its field that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation. The exact origin of the term is uncertain, but one popular thought is that it came from carpenters using the tips of their thumb as a unit…

When the ball dropped in Times Square signaling the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, I paused to reflect on the year gone by. 2016, by almost all accounts, was a year of significant events. It often seemed that just as one major headline faded into the background another equally tumultuous happening was…

I don’t know about you, but I always give myself until at least March to establish my resolutions for the year, and that deadline is fast approaching. For 2017, my resolutions are all about increasing physical and financial well-being. Thus, I have one resolution for me and one for you. Let’s start with the physical…