As we head into the summer – despite the temperature telling us its late fall – it’s a good time to update my comings and goings. Over the past few months, I’ve had a number of great stories hit the web, as well as picked up some fantastic projects. On top of it all, my wife and I welcomed our first child into the world in January. So, as you can see, it has been a fast early half of 2016!
But, I did want to take time to call out some of my interesting pieces of work over the first half of this year. I’ve updated my content page with the latest links. Here’s a little more detail on a few of them:
- How Construction Stocks Could Rebuild Your Portfolio, Fortune Magazine – This was a three-page spread in Fortune Magazine, that was also published on the web. It’s an interesting look into how Congress’s lack of action on funding national highways over the past few years have hurt a number of construction firms. But, in late 2015, Congress finally passed a multi-year plan, which has turned around the prospects of some companies focused on construction. However, the one concern for these businesses remains oil. Take a read, it’s an investing approach to our troubled infrastructure.
- Lowe’s vs. Home Depot: Which is The Best Home-Improvement Stock to Own, Fortune Magazine – Another Fortune Magazine piece that takes a look at the competition between Home Depot and Lowe’s. The two companies have an interesting dynamic that I’ve long enjoyed watching – one, now that I live in the burbs myself, is something I witness more often. You can get in a real heated discussion over which one is best. But, as you can tell from the piece, there’s a clear leader from an investing standpoint.
- Personal Finance Content – Over the past couple months, I’ve continued my personal finance coverage for both U.S. News & World Report and Fortune.com. These pieces, out of all my work, I feel bring the most value to individual readers because the topics can impact their personal life. That’s why I enjoy doing these. And there’s real insight to be had for those considering a move for sunnier weather in retirement, those without a traditional 401(k) and those who fear stock ownership as they approach retirement.
- Project Management – I’ve also had the opportunity to boost my project management experience in 2016. I’m working with a great set of clients – ones that I can’t discuss due to NDAs. But it certainly mixes up the day, providing me with a new challenge.
Hopefully, the rest of the year proves just as interesting. I’m hoping to update this blog a little more often. And, as always If you’re looking for a writer or need content development help, you can feel free to reach me here.