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Fletch Predicts 2019

It’s time for my annual “Fletch Predicts” post, where I’ll make a few predictions for the incoming year. Like always, let’s start with sports: Sigh… there was a time when I really nailed these. But I missed everything in 2018, and have to go back to mid-2017 to find my last winner. But I’m feeling good about these… Read More »

Fletch Is a Prediction Machine

Just had to mention this: for those of you keeping score, Fletch is on a serious roll. I’ve now picked three pro championships in a row. Last January, I picked both the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Chicago Cubs to win their respective titles in 2016. Both won. Next up on the pro sports calendar was the Superbowl, which… Read More »

Fletch Predicts

Welcome to 2017! I hope you had a great New Year, and I also hope you are ready for 2017’s edition of “Fletch Predicts”. First off, if you read last year’s, you know where I’m starting – your equipment financing and Section 179 maven correctly predicted both the Cavs and the Cubs winning their respective championships. This was… Read More »

Equipment Financing 2015 – Hot or Not (Part 2 – Not)

Here we go with part two of my periodic “what’s hot and not hot” in equipment financing (for the record, Mrs. Fletch says I’m still in the hot part, thank goodness.) The biggest “not hot” in terms of industries are those negatively affected by technology. And the very first one that comes to mind here is the printing… Read More »

When Is it Time to Replace Equipment?

This is an age-old question in business, and there really are no hard and fast answers. The decision to replace (or upgrade) equipment can have far-reaching effects well beyond the cost of equipment. For example, do you buy now, or wait for next year, when snazzy new features might be incorporated into what you are buying? Or will… Read More »