Will Rise in Air Travel Aid Copa Holdings (CPA) Q1 Earnings?

Copa Holdings, S.A. CPA is slated to release first-quarter 2018 results on May 9, after the closing bell. In the fourth quarter of 2017, the company delivered a positive earnings surprise of 1.3%. Moreover, the company has an impressive earnings history, having surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the past four quarters with an average beat of 5.5%. Things are looking up for the company in the last Read More …

Walmart’s online bets paying dividends in the age of Amazon

NEW YORK (AP) — A surging online business and strong food sales boosted Walmart’s results Thursday ahead of the holiday season, a day after its rival Target offered a cautious forecast that overshadowed progress it has made in bringing more customers to its stores. And Best Buy, the nation’s largest consumer electronics chain, reported a boost in third-quarter profit and sales, but its results and outlook fell short of Wall Read More …

The Workstars Chart

Now that you have presented the Workstars Chart to your family, it’s time to implement the program. The first thing your kids are working toward is “Rockstar Status”.? It’s important to explain to them that they will have NO PRIVILEGES until they have reached Rockstar Status.? This means no 1) electronics, 2) television, 3) playing with friends, etc. until they have completed the chores above Rockstar Status. We’ve tried several Read More …

Financial Freedom

Seven Steps to Financial Freedom. This blog isn’t only for kids. We like to discuss a variety of financial topics for everyone in the family. As a practicing CPA for over 10 years, I am asked questions related to personal finances often. When it comes to adults, I always recommend one program – the Dave Ramsey method. I am so passionate about his teachings that whenever the name Dave Ramsey Read More …

Credict Cards

Never have a tantrum in the store again with this one simple tip. So you’ve all been there before…you’ve got your child in the cart at the store, you walk past a toy or treat that they want. Kid: “Mommy, Mommy, can I have that Barbie?” You: “No, not today honey” Kid: “But I really want it Mommy” You: “Yes I know, but we’re not getting you a Barbie today” Read More …

Financial Tips

If you are approaching 16 years old and reading this with your parents, I’m sorry…I’m truly sorry. But by the end of this post, I hope you will agree with me that having your parents give you a car for your 16th birthday is NOT in your best interest. Fat chance?!…Well let’s discuss. From a young age, it’s important to explain to your children that you will not be giving Read More …