Business & Finance

The Financial Reality of Living to 100

We live in a nation that has become one of the most prosperous in the world. Great advances in medical science and healthcare, extensive social welfare programs to those less fortunate, a military that protects us abroad and domestic, freedom in our capital markets to start a business and work with equality and great opportunity — we are fortunate to live in the U.S. We are also reminded that the success of this country has not come without challenges. Inherent in those are a series of financial challenges that one could argue are the price of success, and the longer […]

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Frugal is Back in Fashion

The Great Recession of 2008 seems to have turned many Americans into lasting coupon-cutters, scrimpers and savers. Consumers dug a debt hole over the past decade from which there’s no easy climb out. This age of frugality seems to be in fashion, and the new normal ushered in by the recession has become the norm. Americans today are even more likely than they were a couple years ago to say that they are saving more and being more frugal. Cost-conscious is now a way of life. The hard financial times apparently taught many Americans a lesson: hope for the best; […]

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Getting Out Of Debt… Really!

Forget consolidation loans, extended credit lines or fancy debt relief agencies. The best way to escape debt is the difficult and painstaking road of — hard work!  I know it was easy and sometimes quick to get into debt, but now it is time to get out of the burden of debt. Lets get busy! Stop charging and borrowing If you want to get out of debt fast, you have to stop using debt to fund your lifestyle. This means no more financing furniture, no more signing up for credit cards, no more test driving brand new cars that you […]

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The Value of Using a Financial Advisor

Many people find it difficult to invest on their own, particularly as they face complex financial situations and decisions. That’s when professional financial advice can help. A relationship with a professional Financial Advisor will help you strategically plan, and set up disciplines to work toward your goals and financial success. A good financial advisor will also build a relationship with you that goes beyond traditional financial planning and results in a more valuable financial life-planning approach. I like to tell my clients that I am here to help educate them on appropriate and valuable actions, and to guide them away […]

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Matt Weissing Finds the Path to Justice for Those Who Are Wronged

A lifelong resident of South Florida, Matthew D. Weissing has been a partner with Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.A. for five years helping clients with injury cases, insurance disputes and other cases. Providing personal service combined with knowledge and experience, they represent those who have been injured, defrauded, cheated or abused, fighting the battles you can’t fight alone. Weissing is a long-time member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and holds a preeminent rating for knowledge and ethics with Martindale-Hubble. He is also a member of the Broward County Justice Association, which seeks justice for Florida’s consumers […]

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Chaplains in the Workplace Meet the Needs of 21st Century Americans

Most Americans spend the majority of our waking hours at work. Considering the current economic challenges, inevitable communication mishaps and usual personality differences, workplaces can be stressful places. Sprinkle in the normal day-to-day personal and family challenges and most of us would admit that, at times, our focus and productivity suffers. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antidepressants are leading the pack as the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. As more and more Americans look for ways to deal with their stress, anxiety and depression, companies are increasingly helping employees manage work and […]

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World Leaders Conference Brings Top Experts to Palm Beach

The 2015 World LEADERS Conference is bringing some of the most esteemed leadership experts and best-selling authors in the world to equip business professionals, church and community members to engage in servant leadership that makes a positive difference in people’s lives and affects change in the world. In its fourth year, the two-day conference held at the Palm Beach Convention Center on March 4 and 5, will focus on the critical issues and trends that are shaping businesses and the church today. It is hosted by the World Leaders Group, an organization dedicated to changing hearts and engaging minds to […]

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Goals and Resolutions

Nearly half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year. Of those, only eight percent are likely to succeed. That’s according to a study conducted by the University of Scranton and published in December in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Losing weight was the number-one commitment reported, followed by getting organized and spending less (or saving more). Others in the top 10 include “enjoying life to the fullest,” quitting smoking and spending more time with family. This dismal success rate might lead some to conclude that making New Year’s resolutions is actually counterproductive. After all, who wants to begin the […]

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Total Comfort Air Conditioning Makes Service Top Priority

Joe Sedeyn, president of Total Comfort Air Conditioning, Inc., has been in the air conditioning business in South Florida for 38 years and a faithful supporter of the Good News for eight years. While providing sales and service to residential and commercial customers, he strives to be honest, dependable, trustworthy and faithful to God’s calling as a Christian. Joe started out as an air conditioning mechanic in New Jersey at a young age. Eventually he became the manager of the AC division of a large company before starting his own business. Joe moved to Florida in 1976 and immediately went […]

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The Year of Lists: things to know and do for a successful 2015

I think this was the year of lists. It seems like every other email or blog post was a list of how to do something or achieve success in a certain area of life or business. I am not talking about the long standing top 10 lists of best hotel, restaurant, places to visit or even David Letterman’s top 10; those are good to know. I am talking about lists to live by like “5 things to achieve financial success,” “7 keys to a better life,” “3 daily deeds to make your life amazing” or “5 things to be #1 […]

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