All posts by: mark2010

Did you receive a thank you card today? Not an email. I’m talking about a high-quality paper, open-the-envelope-and-see-what’s-inside, thank you card. How about in the last 30 days? If you’re like most of us, the answer is “probably not.” I’m...
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Today, Pioneer Day, is the day when Utah commemorates the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley in July, 1847. I would like to remember other pioneers today, my ancestors. They didn’t settle in Utah and they...
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Hi all, Many of you know that I’m a teacher. More precisely, I’m a faculty adjunct. One of the courses I teach is Personal Finance. One thing that I have noticed, semester after semester. is that far too many people...
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How many of you have ever seen a Saturn V rocket “up close and personal”? The Saturn V was the rocket that sent our Apollo astronauts to the moon. The rocket is amazing to look at; taller than a football...
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I spent some time this evening saying “thank you” to five people who brightened my day today. Three of them are part of a Tuesday morning networking group in which I participate. The other two made presentations to a personal...
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Hello, my name is Mark Holland and I thank you for your interest in learning more about me. I was born in Washington, DC a long time ago. My dad was in the United States Foreign Service so I lived...
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Why do we do what we do? Many of us choose to push ahead, seeking new adventures, new and better ways of doing things. Others can’t be bothered. They are happy where they are and largely uninterested in the world...
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All of us have heard of the Golden Rule, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that man should do to you, do ye even so to them.” How many of us connect this Rule to the Law upon which it...
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People respond to incentives. This is one of the most important laws of economics. Incentives matter! Why do people buy homes? Equity build-up? Certainly. However, our tax code provides homeowners with financial incentives to buy those homes. Deduction of our...
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Happy New Year! We enter the new year, in the words of columnist Peggy Noonan, “battered but standing, atomized but holding on.” As I think about the political earthquake that we as a nation experienced in 2016, I am impressed...
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