Recently, my family and I watched home videos until 11 PM; these were old snippets of tapes (about an hour and a half’s worth) that we had converted over to DVDs a few years ago.Read More
Savant has always valued organizations and programs that align with our corporate values. Philanthropy is part of our culture; we believe it is good business to support the areas in which our clients, employees, and offices are located through charitable giving, corporate sponsorships, and volunteerism. One specific organization we are proud to sponsor is Badger Honor Flight. Through this sponsorship, Brent Lindell, a financial advisor in our Madison office, was given the opportunity to serve and honor veterans from WWII, Korea,Read More
First, I must disclose to you that I actually have three sons; each has his own personality and his own ambitions. It’s my oldest son, the quintessential student, who at the age of 14 already has a strong desire and motivation to attend Notre Dame. I’m not exactly sure why he became such a big fan of the school, either, other than the fact that he is a huge sports fan, and it might have to do with Notre Dame’sRead More
October 10th is my wife’s birthday. One birthday in particular will always stand out in my mind: October 10th, 2007. You see, this was the day the stock market took an extreme plunge, leading us into the dark period of ’07-’09. At the end of that very long day, I waited in line at a flower shop to get my wife a bouquet of flowers. I can still recall the question I was asking myself (in somewhat of aRead More
Here’s a trivia question to startle your friends with: According to International Monetary Fund (IMF) statistics, what country has the highest government debt levels, compared with its economic output, in the world?
You might be inclined to guess troubled or developing nations like the African nation of Eritrea (134% of its 2011 GDP), Lebanon (136%), or Jamaica (139%)–or, if you were aware that it existed, the sovereign nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis (153%), a former British colony isRead More