Guest Column

Opinions and tips from experts within the community.


A personal finance lesson from the federal government shutdown

As we write this article, the federal government shutdown just ended. Read More

Investing in intensive behavioral intervention reduces future burden

February 15, 2019
Mental health does not receive adequate funding to provide sufficient care for kids with autism. Read More

Getting engaged this Valentine’s Day? Don’t forget the prenup

February 8, 2019
You’ve got roses, a romantic dinner and the diamond ready to go, but if you’re getting engaged this Valentine’s Day, you may want to include a prenuptial agreement in your planning. Read More

Don't be fooled by the insurance industry's shiny objects

February 8, 2019
Wool pulled over your eyes. The golden goose. Smoke and mirrors. These are the kinds of catchy metaphors the insurance industry and its chief lobbying group, the Insurance Alliance of Michigan (IAM), are now using in the debate over Michigan’s auto insurance system. Read More

Behaving badly in 2019

February 1, 2019
Richard Thaler, the 2017 recipient of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences, might very well be labeled the “father of behavioral economics.” Read More

Attacking poverty key to good-paying jobs for all

February 1, 2019
Wayne County Executive Warren Evans’ column for The PuLSE Institute entitled “Michigan needs long-term poverty policy” is worth reading. Both in its call for making attacking poverty a priority and for taking on the conventional wisdom about the causes of poverty. Read More

The power is in the process

January 25, 2019
In today’s political world, many are a bit surprised at how little gets done. Read More

Four ways to promote well-being resolutions in the workplace

January 25, 2019
With the drop of the ball to commemorate a brand new calendar year comes a rise in resolutions to improve our lives. Read More

Assess your Industry 4.0 maturity

January 18, 2019
Before fretting about whether you need to invest in AI or predictive analytics, elevate the discussion: assess where your business is on the continuum of Industry 4.0 implementation readiness. Read More

Pet-friendly businesses pose hidden risks

January 18, 2019
Imagine taking your car in for an oil change and spotting a golden retriever lying near the front desk. Read More