February 25, 2019
Life coaches seek to improve the quality of life of their clients. And financial professionals do the same thing, from an investment perspective. So, what tips from life coaches might you also get from your financial advisor?
Create a plan. A life coach can help you create a plan for your future,…
February 18, 2019
How good a leader are you? Above or below average?
From a recent survey of entrepreneurs, it appears most feel pretty confident of themselves. In fact, a whopping 95 percent of entrepreneurs polled rate their leadership skills as “above average.” That sounds impressive but, that means…
February 11, 2019
Perhaps both traditional and Roth IRAs can play a part in your retirement plans.
IRAs can be an important tool in your retirement savings belt, and whichever you choose to open could have a significant impact on how those accounts might grow.
IRAs, or Individual Retirement Accounts, are investment…
February 04, 2019
To say the financial markets were a bit bumpy in 2018 may be an understatement.
The S&P 500 was down 6.2 percent, the first time this index fell since 2008. So what can you anticipate in 2019?
Let’s review the causes for last year’s market volatility. Uncertainty was a major…
January 28, 2019
With All the excitement about the Superbowl, it is a good time to step back and see what football teaches us about teamwork
There’s no “I” in team. Teamwork makes the dream work. Talent wins games, but teamwork wins championships.
There are plenty of sports-born motivators that…
January 21, 2019
For many of us, the new year means a fresh start and the chance to set new goals.
If your resolutions are money related, here are some ways to strengthen your financial foundation in 2019.
■ Review your financial picture. As the saying goes, it’s hard to know where you’re going if you…
January 14, 2019
Express Employment Professionals surveyed business owners, decision makers and human resource professionals about the overall hiring trends in their markets and how they impact their hiring decisions.
Businesses are generally optimistic about a strong start to 2019, although signs of caution emerge.…
January 07, 2019
Every American could use a laugh when it comes to current medical insurance woes. Or maybe a long cry.
Politicians, pharmaceutical companies and insurers are stalemated over how to fix things. Maybe we need a superhero to solve the problem. I watched a TV commercial recently…
December 31, 2018
It's almost the New Year — a time of personal and professional resolutions when many people tend to clean up, declutter and organize all areas of their lives.
In addition to resolving to clean up our homes, our work environment could use that same attention as well, including our electronic…
December 24, 2018
In the last few articles, I have covered some of the changes taking effect in 2018 and forward, such as like-kind exchanges, casualty losses, alimony, elimination of personal exemption and miscellaneous itemized deductions and various other changes.
Bottom line: With significant tax changes, form…