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What About the Good News?

Several months ago, a client asked me how I stay so positive about things. We all see, hear, and read way too much negative news every day. That is what sells unfortunately. But I believe strongly in human creativity. So I just went back three years in the new items I compile and send out (they […]

Lululemon – Great Brand, Poor Financial Performance

You might think that a company with a strong following that’s closing in on $1.6 billion in sales has nothing to fear but you would be wrong. We ran Lulu’s financials statements through our analysis program and found serious cause for concern. Lulu’s story is a great example of a strong product that could be outdone by poor financial management.

Tesla Motors Financial Analysis

Tesla Motors, the brainchild of the PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, has been in the news recently with their award-winning Tesla Model S, a sedan capable of beating out a Viper R/T in a drag race. But how are their finances?

Can Google’s Finances Compete? We Say Yes

Comparing Google (GOOG) to another technology company like Amazon can cause a great deal of confusion for a finance professional. Google does a fair job at adhering to the basic tenants of finance compared to Amazon, a company with seemingly no regard for financial principals. Still, somehow, Google is treated like an old shoe compared to Amazon. What gives?

The Loan Constant – An Old “New” Way of Looking at Debt

Business owners and individuals are always asking “how do we deal with outstanding debt,” particularly when they have too much. A common way to approach this problem is to look at the interest rate charged on the loan. That might make intuitive sense at first but it doesn’t help much when creating a solid plan […]