Kim concludes the year with frequent guest Allen Thomas as Allen discusses his most recent Op-Ed, The Encouraging End to 2021. Kim and Allen reflect on making a conscious decision to see hope within ourselves and our circumstances. Abraham Lincoln is a great example as he was able to rise above and beyond substantial obstacles to become President. Kids today are surrendering to their circumstances as they are taught hopelessness and no responsibility for their actions. Government induced inflation and negative outcomes due to public policy are contributing to hopelessness. Allen counters that hope is budding as parents are becoming involved in their children’s education and the potential “Red Wave” in the 2022 elections. Weak Republicans are being primaried. The Overton Window has been moving to the radical left. As more and more parents are becoming involved in their children’s education, we are beginning to see a reverse swing to the right. CNN and other mainstream media are examples as people see the corruption in these media outlets and people are turning them off. Another Overton Window shift is happening regarding abortion and the momentum to protect the rights of the unborn child. Kim and Allen finish off the segment with a discussion on state’s rights, and a strong suggestion to be respectful to our fellow man.
Steve Cruice, co-owner of Three Points Financial, notes that now is a good time to review your personal cash flow. On the Three Points Financial website, under the Resource tab, there is a one page spreadsheet to determine cash flow. You can assess expenses, credit cards, cash disbursement and discretionary payments. This is an important first step to determine when you can retire. Email steve@threepointsfinancial with any questions.
Hal van Hercke, owner of Castlegate Knife and Tool, comments at the speed of 2021 coming to an end. He states that it was a good year for his family and friends. He also notes that his business almost doubled in size and he was able to expand his working staff, for which he is very grateful. Hal looks forward to the New Year and notes that those who are “focused” will do well.