It’s hard to write these blogs sometimes – there so little good news except for my Denver Nuggets winning the Oscar Robertson Trophy for the first time in Denver Nuggets history! Maybe that’s a good sign for the future ‘cuz with politicians vs. business women and men running our economy, we’re not getting any free throws. […]
The World’s Reserve Currency… is not reserved!
Being the World’s Reserve Currency – the US Dollar – has an outsized influence on global affairs. It’s what all the “other” countries hold in their central banks to make sure they can pay their global bills. If you’re buying wheat from Kansas, it’s obvious you’re paying in dollars…what’s not so obvious is that bottle of French […]
What was Old is New
History really does repeat itself – after all, we live on an enclosed social/political/ecosystem without a pipeline to another planet. That results in a finite number of things we can do and the resulting outcomes. For example, Mikhail Gorbachev was running out of money with a teetering economy and he needed to be better friends with […]
Should I Borrow Money Today?
If you search for “debt” at www.brainyquote.com 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: #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; […]
Deducting Equipment Costs in 2022: Section 179 & Bonus Depreciation
What are Section 179 & Bonus Depreciation, who do these deductions apply to and why do they matter to your company?
Inflation: The Facts
The “pink paper” – The Financial Times – recently took up the question of inflation and in doing so, Stefan Legge, PhD at the University of St Gallen dug up a lovely quote from no less than Adam Smith in an auspicious 1776: “When national debts have once been accumulated to a certain degree, there […]
Case Study: HVAC Leasing
Saulsbury Hill Financial has built a long-standing vendor relationship with a multi-billion dollar company, with over eighty (80) operating companies in 170 locations in the HVAC – Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning – business. Our focus is on providing customer financing for their sales. We were introduced to a salesman at one of this vendor’s […]
Energy Costs Impacting You
There’s so much to process this week. It can be overwhelming so let’s just look at two statistics and their impact to you: From 1/3/22 to 2/23/22 the benchmark 10-Year T-Bill is up over 22% making your 10 year $1 Million MUNI lease more expensive by more than $21 Thousand over a 10 year term […]
SHF 2022 & Interest Rates
Welcome to 2022! We hope there’s a great 2022 ahead for you, your family, friends and business. These will be interesting times to navigate and my crystal ball is as clear as anyone else. Every business and opportunity is unique, each community has its’ own circumstances and each technical solution is focused on an individual problem. One area […]