Tag Archive: jeff neumann

September 14, 2021

We Need More Dwellings

_________________________________________________ In April of 2020, one month into the Covid experience when very little was certain, a good friend asked me if I thought it was a good time for his daughter to buy her first house. For the first time in my professional life, I flinched at that question. Long a disciple of the maxim that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, and that the second-best time is today – until that moment I... View Article

December 9, 2019

Never Too Late to Say Thanks

  Bankers, as Mark Twain aptly observed, are folks who lend you their umbrella when the sun is shining and want it back the minute it begins to rain. Rainy days are made for private bankers offering credit, when perhaps it has not yet been fully earned. Most business people have at one time or another, relied on a private banker, even if they referred to them as uncle, mom or dad, or in my case, neighbour.   Momentum is... View Article

November 6, 2019

A Sales Job

_____________ My high school days are almost 35 years behind me, so my recollection of the curriculum may be less perfect. I recall loving geography, struggling with French, and everything else falling somewhere in between. Curiously, two subjects I do not recall being addressed are the two I would argue to have the largest impact on a majority of students’ futures – personal finance and sales. The former is obvious.   If we are not taught the value of money,... View Article