November 21, 2019

They Deserve It - The NCAA’s Board of Governors voted on 10/29/19 to permit student-athletes to benefit from the use of their “name, image and likeness” no later than January 2021 (source: NCAA).   Reprinted with permission from BTN.

November 20, 2019

No College Debt - Military veterans who have served at least 3 years of active duty after 9/10/01 qualify for the “Active Duty GI Bill,” i.e., the veteran’s tuition and fee payments at an in-state college are paid in full.  Different rules and payouts apply for ve...

November 19, 2019

Buckeye Brains - The state of Ohio has correctly backed the winner of the US presidential election in the last 14 races for the White House, i.e., 1964-2016 (source: USConstitution.net)  Reprinted with permission from BTN.

November 18, 2019

Unaffordable For Many - The median home price in June 2019 in San Francisco ($1,466,900) was more than 5 times the median home price in Phoenix ($280,000), i.e., by moving 754 miles southeast from the northern California coast to the Arizona desert, the median hom...

November 15, 2019

New Ways To Count - The size of the US economy as of 9/30/19 will be published on Wednesday 10/30/19 with the release of the government’s “advance estimate” of our nation’s “Gross Domestic Product” (GDP), measured at $21.34 trillion in size as of 6/30/19. Some economis...

November 14, 2019

Depends On Where - The median sales price of the 5.4 million existing homes sold in the United States during September 2019 was $272,100. The median sales price of existing homes sold in the “West” was +48% greater than the national average ($403,600) while the median...

November 13, 2019

Babe Ruth - As a 21-year old pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Babe Ruth pitched a 14-inning complete game 2-1 victory in the 2nd game of the 1916 World Series vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers, the most innings ever thrown by one pitcher in a single postseason baseball game (sou...

November 12, 2019

No Work - 37% of American seniors report they retired earlier than planned as a result of health problems, buyout packages, layoffs, grandchildren, or caring for an aging parent (source: Health and Retirement Study). Reprinted with permission from BTN.

November 11, 2019

Hoops - The NBA’s 74th regular season began on 10/22/19 and will conclude just short of 6 months later on 4/15/20. Zion Williamson, the # 1 pick in the 2019 draft from Duke, missed his debut on opening day for the New Orleans Pelicans due to a knee injury (source: NBA)...

November 8, 2019

Getting Worse - 39.8% of American adults are obese, a threshold that is defined as having a “body mass index” (BMI) of at least 30. BMI is a ratio calculated using an individual’s height and weight. 30.5% of adults were measured as obese in the year 2000 (source: Cente...