Archive for July, 2018

2018 1st Half Year Report

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated” – Confucius The first half of the year is over, and the year has been up and down on an almost weekly basis. There are reasons to be positive, and pessimistic. In this month’s video, I outline why you should be optimistic, and reasons why you can be concerned. In most areas of life there are pros and cons, but the question is which one wins out on balance. In this case, and I outline this in my video, the positives outweigh the negatives. But that being said, the ... Read More

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