Commentary

Is Duty A Four Letter World

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough I am not a history buff, but I do enjoy learning about people and events that shaped the world we live in. I believe the old saying “those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.” Although, I do like the more modern twist, “those who ignore history are doomed to re-tweet
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Thinking Differently

Jun 27th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough I have been thinking a lot recently. I’m not very good at it. As an adult who has never trained to sit and think for long periods of time, it is hard. You could say it has been a train wreck. This foray into the recesses of my brain was caused by
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What Do You Value?

Jun 21st, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Values are the driving force behind everything we do. The interesting thing about values is that unless examined often, they can lead you in the wrong direction. Some moral values aren’t debatable. Treat others like you want to be treated would be a moral value that isn’t debatable. Other moral values like
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Compassionate — To Be or Not To Be

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough A client’s question, “How do I balance compassion for an employee, with the needs of my business?” stumped me for a while. The business owner had an employee going through a personal rough spot that was beginning to impact professional life. Complicating the situation was the fact that the employee had been
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The subtle art of mastery

Jun 5th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough There are many self-help books available that tell you how to fix what is wrong in your life. The interesting thing about them is that they are all right, yet wrong at the same time. A wise man once told me that everything works, you just have to do something. Therein lies
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It was a sunny day

May 16th, 2017 | By
Jeff Hough

By Jeff Hough Let me tell you about something that happened yesterday, no wait, it was last year. I was at Wal-Mart, nope, it was the mall.  It was packed—sorry, it was nearly empty—and I was looking for a present for my son, whose birthday was on the 8th, or was it the 9th? Memory
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Retirement Planning Can Jumpstart the Ultimate Vacation

May 10th, 2017 | By
Jennifer Landon

By Jennifer Landon Maybe you’ve heard reports that Americans spend less time planning for retirement than they do planning their next vacation. According to a 2014 retirement survey, 39 percent of the 1,000 retirement savers polled, reported spending more than five hours researching vacation options compared to only 11 percent who reported spending that long
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Say No to Food Waste

May 10th, 2017 | By
Janna Graham

By Janna Graham/ Pocatello Co-op Spring has tentatively arrived, the start of a season of abundance in southeastern Idaho.  Gardeners can get back into the dirt, and local farmers, ranchers, cottage food producers, and artisans will soon start offering their wares at the Portneuf Valley Farmers Market, which returns to the Old Town Pavilion on
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Applying for a small business loan like a boss

May 10th, 2017 | By

By Andrea Rosenkrantz/Mountain America Credit Union While the Small Business Administration (SBA) annually qualifies thousands of loans for small businesses, applying for an SBA loan can still seem daunting. Simply meeting the qualifications for a loan doesn’t always mean you’ll receive one. According to Forbes.com, seven out of 10 businesses survive at least two years
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Be aware of healthcare scams

May 10th, 2017 | By
health insurance

By Emily Valla, BBB Northwest Dealing with healthcare can be such a headache. Scammers know that, and they hope to get away with your personal information before you realize what’s going on. Often the fraudster will pose as a government authority to persuade you to provide personal information related to your Medicare or Medicaid account.
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