Imagine if managing money was a sport, where businesses, households, and nonprofits are diligently practicing their financial gymnastics, trying to stick the perfect landing on the budget mat. They leap through hoops of income and expenses, striving not to face-plant into the pit of insolvency or scare away the delicate gazelles known as donors. Households pirouette on the thin beam
New Years offer many an opportunity for resolutions. Perhaps you’ve made a few this year. If you have, let Atlas know if we can help you with any of them. While last Tuesday’s meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee didn’t exactly serve as a resolution, they do offer some insight into how America’s central bank is thinking about t
Santa Claus is coming to town. He is spreading both joy and generosity as the year winds down. But the jolly fellow offers more than just good feelings.
Droughts can be devastating. Avocado farmers in Southern Spain are dealing with a difficult one now. The change is so dramatic that according to this Bloomberg article, one 86-year-old farmer has decided to take down 2,500 trees, now using th
Welcome to Black Friday. The day when otherwise normal people morph into bargain-hunting warriors. Their safari starts at the crack of dawn if they didn’t begin after their Thanksgiving dinner. Malls become jungles where competitiveness worthy of the Serengeti is unleashed. For merchants, it can be an exercise in survival of the fittest, each competing for the next
A few days ago, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Neel Kashkari, was interviewed by Bloomberg radio, and I happened to be listening. In the interview, he referenced a dark matter metaphor used by John Williams, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Atlas searched for the speech or interview in which Mr.
The line "been down so long it looks like up to me" is often associated with the world of traditional blues music. Themes of hardship, suffering, and resilience are common, and the line offers a potential glimmer of hope. Despite some effort, Atlas was unable to find an exact origin of this phrase. The term did, however, become more widely known through Richard Fari&
Breakup songs that make their way into pop culture have a way of staying relevant by transcending time and touching the hearts of generations. Who can listen to Etta James sing “I’d Rather Go Blind” and not feel the pain of losing the one you love? Who can resist singing along with the Righteous Brothers whe