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Millenials park money in 'Bank of Mom and Dad'
Surveys continue to show a major disconnect between how optimistic many millennials are about their financial future and what they are actually doing to make sure they achieve their goals. In a Bank of America/USA TODAY survey released Wednesday, the majority of millennials say they are good at living within their means-paying off credit cards in full each month and limiting spending. Yet more than half admit to living paycheck to paycheck-and many are still living with or living off their parents.
Yik Yak, Big in Schools, Is a Hit With Investors Too
By Evelyn M. Rusli, The Wall Street Journal
Yik Yak, the controversial anonymous-messaging app that has spread rapidly across college campuses, is proof that it can take as little as a year these days to go from zero to a valuation of hundreds of millions of dollars. Sequoia Capital has led a $62 million investment in Yik Yak in the Atlanta-based startup’s third funding round this year, according to people familiar with the deal. Current investors are expected to participate in the round.
Wish Granted: Same Day Delivery For The Holidays
By Mae Anderson, AP
NEW YORK (AP) -- A procrastinator's holiday wish come true: Presents ordered at the last minute can now show up under the Christmas tree that same day. Amazon, Target and Macy's and other retailers are offering speedier delivery, including overnight and same-day options that will continue even past the holidays.


Do You Have the Time?
By Douglas Gehrman
“Why, yes. It’s 8:45.” “Thanks, Dad, but I was actually wondering if you had time to help me with my school project.” “Sorry, son, but I have a board presentation tomorrow and need to concentrate on that right now. Maybe later.” I almost always had priorities at work that took precedent over family activities. Once the family understood, I didn’t get many more requests for my time.
Leadership Horizons: Leaders overcome entropy III
By Wallace Henley
(This is the Part 3 of Henley’s Leaders Overcome Entropy series) Entropy Stage Entropy is the state of being in sustained orbital decay. Entropy takes over when orbital decay goes uncorrected. Stephen G. Haines, in his book, The Manager’s Pocket Guide to Systems Thinking and Learning, says “(a)ll business problems conform to the laws of inertia—the longer you wait, the harder the problem is to correct.” This applies to organizations as well, be they churches or Bible classes. Organizational entropy, based on Haines’ definition, “is the tendency for any system to run down and eventually become inert.”
Leadership Horizons: Leaders overcome entropy II
By Wallace Henley
(This is Part II of Henley’s Leaders Overcome Entropy series) WHAT A LAUNCH IT WAS: Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Rosemary Clooney all bumping Ed Sullivan off his hallowed Sunday night spot for “The Edsel Show.” Ratings soared. The Edsel sponsored “Wagon Train,” and the country buzzed about Ford’s new car.

The Legal Corner

Subpoenas, Politics, and the Christian Worldview
T. Kyle Bryant
Recently in Houston, news broke that Mayor Parker's pro bono outside counsel subpoenaed five area pastors' sermon notes (among other things) on topics related to HERO (the “Houston equal Rights Ordinance”), gender identity, homosexuality, and Mayor Parker. A swift outcry soon erupted from the Christian sphere, decrying the subpoenas as an abuse of governmental authority and serious threat to religious liberty. I covered that topic here. The reaction from prominent Christians, such as Senator Ted Cruz, was swift and stern.
Uber-Capitalists and Food Trucks
By T. Kyle Bryant
The Houston political scene has seen its share of hot-button issues lately. In June, I wrote about the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which the City Council passed in May. In the intervening months, the City has undergone a public debate concerning two separate industries and whether to allow certain forms of competition in the marketplace. First, there’s the restaurant industry’s battle with Mobile Food Units (food trucks). As anyone who has lived in Houston for a while knows, food trucks have become increasingly popular in the last five years or so. These culinary caravans hop from spot to spot serving up interesting and unique food choices—mostly dishes that you can serve in a plastic bowl or in a paper bag. Food trucks must be permitted, inspected, and follow similar health regulations as brick and mortar restaurants. They are also subject to other requirements but generally permitted to serve food wherever they want—except for downtown, which boasts a bustling daytime population and, therefore, an opportunity for increased revenue for the food trucks.

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