Lessons from my first days on the Job at CTC

The first days on a new job are usually uneventful. You meet your new colleagues, go by Human Resources to set up withholdings and start reading through the company’s policy manual. No excitement, no stress and certainly no surprises. If only my first days at Covenant Trust Company were this uneventful. My tenure at Covenant…

Farming and investing

Tests are supposed to be objective, designed to find out a person’s grasp of a subject matter or their intellectual acumen.  This seems fairly straight-forward and for those crafting something like an I.Q. test, not too difficult a task.  In thinking about this concept, however, I recalled a lesson about testing I was taught some…

Fishing and lessons in financial management

Growing up in Florida, my father and I often went fishing in the beautiful waters of Biscayne Bay. Our favorite spot was the Finger Channels, a grouping of narrow channels between shallow reefs and sandy areas known as flats. At high tide, fish would come in and feed on the reefs and flats and then…