Wela Whip For The Week Of January 18th, 2016

14774004508_bc25022b5f_k-600x400 Let’s Give A Big High Five For The Big Sky The Big Sky state that it is, Montana! They just get it. Not only is the quality of life high there, they've also got skills. Money management skills. A recent report by creditcards.com shows that Montana took the top spot on a money management score. They are good at managing credit and debt. I dig it. The people of Montana are using those boots for more than just walking… they are kicking the you-know-what out of debt... Read More

No Gas Pains in Michigan Gas prices in Michigan hit as low as $0.46 cents per gallon this week. Yes, you read that correctly. Less than two quarters for a gallon! A gas station in Houghton Lake, Michigan hit the 47 cents mark after a price war between three stations in the town. The site GasBuddy.com has data back to 2000, and an analyst for the website said they couldn’t find any other averages that low in the U.S. The next lowest price in the country was $1.29 at a gas station in Virginia. I think we just found the silver lining in this market! At least, if you live in Michigan... Read More

 

The School Lunch Debate We think we have identified why Chris Christie isn’t polling too well in the Republican primaries… he isn’t focusing on people that can vote. In a recent town-hall meeting in Iowa, Christie tried to win over an 11-year old by telling him that he doesn’t care what the kids have in their lunches. The kid liked the answer and feels school lunches would be better with Christie in office. After that answer, Chris Christie's campaign manager walked out the back door and posted his resume on LinkedIn... Read More

 

Keep Your Eyes on the Road... or the Dashboard BMW announced this week that they’re working on a digital helper that lets drivers locate a nearby restaurant with free tables, book seats and find the best route there. The cloud-based BMW Connected service is also going to include applications such as home-heating remote control, will be available in the next few months. They’re in talks with third-party providers to supply more content like weather forecasts. So while Apple and Google are entering the car market, BMW is entering the smartphone market!... Read More