Author: hpl

Pruning the Trees in My Parents’ Back Yard

It has been many years since I have been back home to my parents’ house for a visit. Since it was the holidays and I had some extra vacation time I decided to visit them for ten days. They were just as excited as I was for the visit. After I arrived, it was just as I remembered growing up. There is a lot of truth to the saying “there’s no place like home”. But I noticed the trees in the backyard had been neglected and we needed to find a company that provides tree service in Nassau County. The trees I used to climb and swing from as a child have become overgrown and need some attention. They are a bit scraggly looking and need quite a bit of cleaning up. A friend that I went to college with is a partner in a professional tree service company. I gave him a call to see if he’d be willing to come out and take a look and give us his professional opinion. He agreed and said he would come out that very evening. Continue reading

A Party to Raise Morale

When I took over as general manager of a plant here in town, I knew that there were certain changes I wanted to make immediately. One of them was the morale of the workers. They did get small bonuses, but there was really no other appreciation for the work that they do on a daily basis. I decided to throw a company sponsored party with great food, better bonuses and party entertainment that would excite everyone, regardless of their age or gender. This was easier to plan than one might think, but only because I have used the same caterer and entertainment companies before.

Placing the catering order was easy because the meal I ordered had plenty of side dishes that people enjoy. Continue reading

A Tale of Two Investors

My cousin and I got into market investing around the same time. He did it because of a school project, and I did it out of curiosity. I wanted to see what all of the buzz around the market was about, and I had some extra money to put into it. There are lots of shares on the market to get, making my choice for which one would be my first investment harder than I expected. Out of the UK shares to buy, the ones that were related to copper looked like the best option.

My cousin went a different route with his investment choices. He was trying to chase after the tech companies that looked like they were on the rise. Continue reading

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