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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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How to Handle Sexual Harassment in the Workplace as an Employer

The #MeToo movement exploded into America's consciousness in the Fall of 2017, shaking executive offices and boardrooms across the country. Initially promoted in 2006 by women of color who had suffered sexual abuse, the...
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Living on a Boat Year Round – Is It Possible? (Pros & Cons)

Like many raised in the dry plains of West Texas, I’ve always been fascinated with water, from rivers and lakes to the mother of all, the ocean. My attraction to the sea was nurtured...
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Should You Buy a Swimming Pool? – Costs, Types, Pros & Cons

"Success will be when I can have a real swimming pool instead of the fifty-dollar one I buy at Kmart every year," quips singer-songwriter Nathaniel Rateliff. For many, pools are a status symbol signifying...
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Fake News? 8 Ways to Determine If a News Story Is Reliable

During a 2017 interview on the Christian Trinity Broadcasting Network, President Donald Trump claimed his use of the word "fake" to describe the media was "one of the greatest of all terms come up...
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Killer Apps Explained – History, Examples, Impacts & Future Applications

Can you imagine a future where computers monitor humans from birth, predict sickness, and help us heal faster? Or a time when chronically ill or elderly persons can live at home and be monitored...
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9 Easy Ways to Make Housing More Affordable

Shelter is one of our basic human needs. A home protects us from the elements and predators, provides a sense of well-being and intimacy, and secures our social status in the community. In many...
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10 Ways to Protect Your Privacy Online & Prevent Hacking

In May 2017, more than 230,000 computers around the world were taken hostage by the WannaCry malware worm. Known as ransomware, the unknown developers surreptitiously gained control of computers running the Microsoft Windows operating...
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10 Ways to Minimize Your Transportation Costs and Save Money

Whatever your beliefs, owning and operating an automobile is expensive. For those who might be thinking about giving up their vehicles entirely, consider the pros and cons of living without a car. Cutting the strings of ownership...
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Investing & Financial Advice for Millennials – 6 Principles to Build Wealth

Atlantic Magazine asserts that Millennials are the "best-educated generation in American history," with more than a third holding a bachelor's degree or higher. Nevertheless, they may become the first generation of Americans to be...
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How Warren Buffett Makes Decisions – The Secret to His Investing Success

Warren Buffett is considered by many to be the most successful stock investor ever. Despite the occasional mistake, Buffett's investing strategies are unrivaled. In 1956, at age 26, his net worth was estimated at $140,000....
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Will the U.S. Adopt the Value-Added Tax (VAT)? Roadblocks, Pros & Cons

Many Americans do not understand how an American VAT might affect them, or its possible economic consequences on GDP and the national debt. Congress is currently exploring tax reform in order to spur economic growth...
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How to Improve the U.S. Federal Tax System to Ensure Fairness

"Congress, Congress! Don't tax me, tax that fellow behind the tree." This 1930s ditty reflects the sentiments of most Americans today as Congress once again tries to simplify and reform the 74,608-page Federal Tax...