The Latest Scams and How to Protect Yourself Against Them

We live in an era of robocalls and telephone and on-line scams.  It seems more and more ‘bad guys’ are trying to separate us from our hard-earned money.  How do we identify the scams and what can we do about to protect ourselves from the...

Judges & Marriage and Discrimination

The American Bar Association (ABA) has issued a formal Ethics Opinion 485. This opinion states that even if a judge only performs marriages for friends and family that he or she may not discriminate by refusing to perform marriages for same-sex couples. The opinion...

Applications of Consumer Psychology 2: Induced Demand

Induced Demand is a phenomenon small business owners should get familiar with. Conventional wisdom holds that higher supply floods a market of a resource, in turn lowering its demand among consumers. Induced Demand is what we call the opposite: supply for an item will...

Should the Rapid Extend to Lake County?

For many years, city officials built according to the needs of vehicles. The unspoken belief that making room for cars and trucks meant making way for a modern lifestyle led to the paving of Interstate 90 across prime lakefront property in downtown Cleveland. That...

Home Buyers Get a Break

Mortgage lenders are once again easing guidelines to qualify for a home loan. If you are seeking a home loan and have a higher debt to income ratio, you have more options in seeking a home loan than you have in the last decade since the mortgage foreclosure crisis....

Candidates for Lake County Primary Election 2018

With the primary election quickly approaching, Lake County residents have the opportunity to fill the seat of long-serving Lake County Court of Common Pleas Judge, Richard L. Collins, Jr. Judge Collins will be retiring at the end of his current term and his vacancy...