Sports writer with a love for the gritty analytics of the game, but a soft spot for the underdog.
Big time Sports Fan - My first words were 'Juan Guzman.' I pay my bills as an Advertiser here in Toronto, but Sports and writing have always been my true passion. I can usually be found either playing slo-pitch, at the Jays or Leafs game, yelling loudly at my TV from the couch, lecturing my beagle on the importance of clearing the puck, or scouring Twitter for insider information. I am living proof that a girl can grow up a Leaf fan and not be too emotionally scarred.
Why is it that very few of us actually take the time to sit down and actually assess our savings, spending and banking options until we want to buy a home or we begin to think about our retirement savings? Are companies profiting from our ignorance? Are they "banking" on it?
Businesses of all sizes are adjusting their business models to find success. As cost-competition and accessibility are forcing prices down, margins are decreasing. The result of this is that businesses must now sell to larger markets to see the returns they had historically experienced.
Whichever way the ball bounces, they have both earned a lot of money over the course of their professional athletic careers, but they don't even come close to the highest paid athletes of all time (outside of endorsements). Indeed, the highest-paid athlete of all time isn't of our generation, or even our century.
When the US went off the gold standard in 1971, all currencies essentially became fiat monies, with their value derived from the governments that issue them rather than from commodities. This was the birth of instability of floating currencies. This is why gold is powerful.Gold isn't about getting you rich, gold is about preserving value and purchasing power -- avoiding what makes you poor.
I was roughly six or seven years old and I had been playing hockey and baseball for a couple of years already. What I couldn't get out of my head was how I never thought of it as someone "letting me" play sports. In my six or seven-year-old mind, it was more of a "who's going to stop me" situation.