Tag Archives: Kevin Theissen

Money Matters
August 30, 2018

The ‘gig economy’ is not just for Millennials

While the emergence of the gig economy often is attributed to Millennials, MBO Partners’ 2017 survey found the full-time gig workforce is a generational mash-up. It includes 38 percent Millennials (ages 21 to 37), 27 percent Gen Xers (ages 38 to 52)  and 35 percent…

Money Matters
August 23, 2018

Income taxes are complex but logical

By Kevin Theissen

The Internal Revenue Service estimates that taxpayers and businesses spend 6.1 billion hours per year complying with tax-filing requirements. To put this into perspective, if all this work were done by a single company, it would need about 3 million…

Local News
May 30, 2018

Okemo Chamber’s CEO Marji Graf steps down, moves to Md.

By Katy Savage

While many celebrated Memorial Day weekend with barbecues and plant sales, Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Marji Graf flew to Maryland to meet her new employers.

Graf resigned from her role in Vermont to take a position as president and…

Money Matters
May 3, 2018

What is your “return on life?”

By Kevin Theissen

“The only money that’s really yours is the money you spend. Everything else goes to somebody else,” said Teddy Chafolious.

That piggy bank we remember from childhood wasn’t just a place to store our birthday money and spare change: it was a…

Money Matters
April 12, 2018

Three overlooked keys to successful investing

By Kevin Theissen

Does investing strike fear in you? We once heard somebody say the word “fear” stands for “False Evidence Appearing Real.” That seems to apply to investing. Here’s why.

The stock market makes some people nervous. This can be especially true for young…

Money Matters
March 30, 2018

Password Protection Strategies

By Kevin Theissen

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn—they’ve all fallen prey to hackers who exposed passwords and other personal information for hundreds of thousands of their users. If you haven’t yet had your password stolen, chances are, it may be only a matter of time.

Hearing the word…

Money Matters
March 22, 2018

The lowdown on those “free” credit scores

By Kevin Theissen

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act of 2003 provided individuals with valuable rights to the credit information that companies keep on them, but did you know the credit score provided to you may be different from the one provided to lenders?

The first…

Column
January 3, 2018

How much would $1 be worth now if invested in 1802?

By Kevin Theissen

Professor Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School put together a chart of real returns for various investment asset classes, adjusted for inflation, that shows what would have happened if you had invested one dollar in 1802 and held it through Dec. 31, 2012.

Column
November 8, 2017

Don’t wait. Put it in a letter.

Actor Lee Marvin once said, “As soon as people see my face on a movie screen, they [know] two things: first, I’m not going to get the girl, and second, I’ll get a cheap funeral before the picture is over.” Most people don’t spend…

Column
October 11, 2017

Will power: let them know

By Kevin Theissen

According to a recent report, only 34 percent of American’s have a will, which may not be entirely surprising. No one wants to be reminded of their own mortality or spend too much time thinking about what might happen once they’re gone.