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Michael R. Lewis is a retired corporate executive and entrepreneur. During his 40+ year career, Lewis created and sold ten different companies ranging from oil exploration to healthcare software. He has also been a Registered Investment Adviser with the SEC, a Principal of one of the larger management consulting firms in the country, and a Senior Vice President of the largest not-for-profit health insurer in the United States. Mike's articles on personal investments, business management, and the economy are available on several online publications. He's a father and grandfather, who also writes non-fiction and biographical pieces about growing up in the plains of West Texas - including The Storm.
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School Choice Movement – Does This Education Program Work?

What is your opinion of America’s elementary and secondary schools? A 2018 Pew Research poll found that improving the nation’s educational system was ranked second on the priorities of the American public, slightly behind...
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Top 10 Most Valuable Types of Collectibles in the World

The desire to accumulate physical objects seems to be inherent, present in the little girl who collects Barbie dolls or the late-night TV host who keeps 126 classic cars and motorcycles in a specially...
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Consumer Price Index (CPI) as a Measure of Inflation – How It’s Used

The Consumer Price Index, or CPI, increasingly affects Americans of all ages, incomes, and location. Yet few citizens understand how it's calculated, how it's used, or its strengths and shortcomings.The CPI is one of...
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How to Climb the Corporate Ladder – 11 Keys to Career Success

It’s good to be the boss. People in charge of an organization not only make more money, but they also have happier family lives, are more satisfied with their work, and worry less about...
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Top 21 Outdoor Adventure Destinations in the World – Vacation Travel Ideas

Most of us never lose that child's desire for excitement and new experiences, but we come to believe that adventures are too expensive, too dangerous, or too physically demanding for us. As a consequence,...
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Should You Consider an All-Inclusive Resort for Vacation? – Pros & Cons

Taking an annual vacation is important. Excessive work hours and days lead to burnout, reduced employee engagement, higher absenteeism, lower production, and higher costs. A 2016 Harvard Business Review article notes that employees who took...
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How Immigration Affects the U.S. Economy – 11 Myths to Dispel

Immigration has long been a controversial subject for Americans, despite the country’s reputation as the world’s melting pot. In times of economic uncertainty, emotions run especially high, and partisans on both sides of the political...
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Is an Electric Self-Driving Car in Your Future?

The growth of automobile ownership in America has provided a mix of blessings and harm to the country and the world. Cars have spurred economic growth, population mobility, and geographic freedom. However, fossil-fueled automobiles...
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Should You Buy Fine Art as an Investment? – Types & Risks

I've never forgotten the details of my first purchase of an original oil painting, "Going Home" by cowboy artist Jimmy Cox in 1978. The scene is a panorama of a barren, West Texas prairie...
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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – What Are They & Should You Participate?

A friend of mine, a big fan of the Harry Potter series, recently planned to launch an initial coin offering (ICO) to fund a new Quidditch sports league. His new "Quidcoins," valued at 0.009...
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Should You Add a Media Room or Home Theater? – Costs, Pros & Cons

Having a private cinema in your home was once considered the ultimate luxury, available only to movie moguls, film stars, and industry titans with access to restricted film libraries. Joseph Cali, a theater designer...
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How to Encourage Your Kids to Enjoy Reading & Become Lifelong Readers

When I was a child, my mother and I rode a bus to and from the downtown Wichita Falls, Texas library every Wednesday and Saturday morning. I can still see it now: a brick,...