Should I Borrow Money Today?

If you search for “debt” at you will find over 20 pages of suggestions including some of my favorites: Home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt. Henrik Ibsen – the same man that wrote “Peer Gynt” and “A Doll’s House” The United States can pay […]

Calculating Interest Rates:  #4 of 4:  The Swans on the Economic Lake

This will be my 4th post on the very convoluted topic of interest rates. There are so many factors that can and do influence their movement – from Jay Powell and the US Federal Reserve to the Right Honorable Jeremy Hunt, MP, as Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer to the market giants like Goldman Sachs and […]

Calculating Interest Rates: #3 of 4: What is in the Crystal Ball?

Interest rates continue to be in the top news items: Russia – Ukraine; North Korea; Climate Change; Politics; and, Inflation. Being an economist by education, I can even find a way to relate all of these factors to the cost of money and that would be more opinion than fact. Remember, if you line up […]

Calculating Interest Rates:  #2 of 4:  The Muni OBJ

There are few higher profile topics in todays’ news than interest rates: We’re reminded of the tremendous global impact Paul Volcker had from 1979 thru 1987; we learn even more about the Federal Reserve and their influence on our lives since Federal Reserve Chair Powell is following that same playbook working to rein in inflation; […]

What to expect when trying to approve a lease

We like getting questions and it was asked if we could talk a bit about the process to approve a lease.  So, breaking that down to (a) Muni – Large and Small; (b) App[lication] Only commercial; (c) Full Package Commercial; and, (d) Structured Transactions, let’s start with the Muni or MUSH market – Municipal, University, School […]