National Marriage Week USA 2011

February 6, 2011 · Posted in Commentary · 1 Comment 

National Marriage WeekAfter reading the weekly ads in the Sunday Denver Post to allow myself time to enjoy my morning coffee and wake up, I picked up the Business section.  Today’s Business section contained a full size ad promoting National Marriage Week USA.  Since I am recently divorced from a short, but volatile marriage, the ad piqued my interest. Read more



Unemployment falls sharply to 9.0% in January, 36k jobs added

February 6, 2011 · Posted in Commentary · 2 Comments 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate dropped sharply to 9.0% in January with 36,000 jobs added, surprising many economists. Private sector employment increased by 50,000 jobs, while government cut 14,000 jobs.

Let’s breakdown the numbers:

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Fitness Training Session 12: Legs

January 30, 2011 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

FitnessLast Friday was the last of the original twelve personal training sessions.  Things have been a little crazy for me that last couple of days, hence the late update.  Believe it or not, my quadriceps are still a little sore today.  However, they were killing me yesterday. Read more

Fitness Training Session 11: Upper body

January 26, 2011 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

FitnessThe emphasis for today’s session was strengthening exercises for my upper body.  Little Miss Sunshine warned me that she was going to kick up the intensity of the sessions.  Read more

Case-Shiller Index: Home prices down 1.0% In November

January 25, 2011 · Posted in Commentary · Comment 

Home prices in the Top 20 Metropolitan Areas fell 1.0% in November, according to the Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Index. This was the fourth consecutive monthly drop. Every Metropolitan Area experienced a price drop with the exception of San Diego gaining 0.1%.  Detroit was the biggest loser suffering a drop of 2.7% over the previous month. The biggest overall loser in this current market downturn continues to be Las Vegas where prices are off 57.2% from their peak. Overall, home prices in the Top 20 Metropolitan Areas are down 30.3% from their July, 2006 peak .

Here’s a look at how the individual Top 20 Metropolitan Areas are performing: Read more

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