The Growing Global Middle Class I recently attended a seminar on global investing. The part of the presentation that particularly caught my attention revealed how the world’s middle class is growing. Here are the surprising statistics: In 1995 the middle class consisted of 1.2 billion people. From then to 2015
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The Starving Children Guilt Trip Having grown up in an immigrant household with a Prussian German father and a Polish mother, I became acquainted early on in life with discipline and guilt. My father majored in one and my mother in the other—you can guess which was which. Given the
Many people value charitable giving as part of their personal finances and their legacy after they are gone, but not all of them choose the best ways of accomplishing this. I recently heard a story about a man who held a substantial sum of money in his accounts in the
Having sat through two viewings of the movie Frozen with the accompanying sing along words and a chorus of five granddaughters ranging in age from 6 to 24 (plus a Grammy who still has a fine soprano voice), I have had the song “Let It Go” stuck in my head.
When you read the word “franchising,” what comes to mind? Most people probably think of McDonalds or Burger King. That’s not surprising, as franchising is one of the most powerful business models because it enables efficient delivery of goods and services to the masses at affordable prices. The food industry