Business & Finance

Social Security Insecurity

After paying into the Social Security system for their entire career, many Americans on the edge of retirement suddenly realize they don’t understand how the system works. They have heard conflicting strategies of when to start taking their benefits. Some say it is best to start collecting a reduced benefit at age 62, others recommend […]

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9 Principles for Young Professionals

It’s a tough and competitive world out there, and with unemployment statistics as they are, many of us in our 20s are happy to take work where we can find it. Others are already working in their desired fields but, in either case, we are all trying to move forward and build our futures as […]

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Turning Online Connections Into Real-Life Relationships

Making connections via social networking is difficult, especially for businesses who are trying to leverage social media for sales. Using Facebook, Twitter and other social media isn’t second nature for most people, and to make it work takes time and effort. When you do it right, however, real connections and raving fans can happen from […]

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Investing 101 for Women

It is a harsh truth that many women either leave money matters to the men in their lives or ignore the importance of financial planning altogether. Couple this with the fact that women face different challenges and financial risks than men, and it becomes clear why women must take charge of planning their financial futures. […]

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Your Business Bucket List

A couple of years ago, a movie came out that got a lot of people thinking about the value of what they were doing with their lives. Truth be told, I’ve never seen the movie but The Bucket List was one of the most talked-about movies of the moment and brought the whole idea of […]

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401K Advice

According to a recent survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 13% of workers are “very confident” about having enough savings for a comfortable retirement (confidence study, EBRI March 2011). The demise of traditional pensions or other employer-sponsored retirement plans has caused workers to rely solely on their 401K to build a retirement nest […]

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The Psychology of Investing

Investing should be easy; just buy low and sell high, right? But most of us have trouble following that simple piece of advice. Why is it so hard? It has to do with fear, greed and something called the “Investment Psychology Cycle.” As the market cycles upward, it draws investors in, but they may pay […]

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Time for a Rebrand?

Is your brand or reputation rightly representing the mission and vision of your company? Do you feel you are understood clearly by others? Sometimes we get so busy in business that we allow our brand or company image to go too long without some needed adjustments. One thing we do very often is the rebranding […]

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The Benefits of a Roth IRA

A Roth IRA is an individual retirement account that offers a valuable future benefit: tax-free income in retirement. Although there is no up-front tax deduction for Roth IRA contributions as there is with a traditional IRA, Roth distributions are tax-free in retirement… when you follow the rules. Imagine saving the maximum into a Roth IRA […]

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Make Me Look Big

A recurring theme to meetings with new clients lately is, “We’ve been burned by other marketing companies. We’ve spent a lot of money and have gotten no results. I need you to work fast to make my company look big for a potential new customer AND start getting me new sales right away!” These are […]

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