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November 14, 2016

Employees want to love their jobs, and it’s up to employers to help make that happen. In the last 10 years, research has made it abundantly clear that happy employees benefit their companies. After all, it’s not surprising that workers who enjoy their responsibilities, like their work…

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November 07, 2016

The goal of investing is simple: to grow your assets. Yet investing involves risk, which means you might end up with less than you started. However, without risk there’s no potential for reward.

Your comfort level with risk has roots in your personality and life circumstances. Growing up in a…

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October 31, 2016

Most of us need to do some type of estate planning, but it’s especially important if you are part of a blended family.

Estate planning can be complex, so you will need help from a qualified legal professional. But here are a few general suggestions:

— Update beneficiary designations…

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October 24, 2016

Customer and employee appreciation efforts, including those that don’t require much time or money, can have a big impact on valuable long-term loyalty and your bottom line.

Taking the time to reach out to customers to let them know they’re important often provides an advantage for…

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October 17, 2016

Small provisions in the Internal Revenue Code often can make large differences in the taxes you or someone close to you will have to pay. Among them is the gift tax annual exclusion. This year, the exclusion is $14,000 per calendar year per person. For example, if parents wanted to make a gift to…

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October 10, 2016

Cash flow truly is the life blood of a business. For every business, the cash flowing in is essential for covering the day-to-day expenses to operate. Unfortunately, it’s common that companies slow their growth due to lack of sufficient cash needed for expansion.

To improve cash flow, a…

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October 03, 2016

I’ve avidly followed presidential elections since 1960. Then, as a 10-year-old, I watched the Kennedy-Nixon race go down to the wire with the final outcome being decided by a handful of votes.

As in 1960 and almost every election since, today’s presidential contest focuses on the…

Walden_Mike

September 26, 2016

The presidential election is little more than a month away. As a citizen, you likely are following it closely. But as an investor, how much should you be concerned about the outcome?

Probably not as much as you might think. Historically, the financial markets have done well under Democratic…

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September 19, 2016

Many baby boomers are looking to take early retirement. Because of this, many have questions and concerns about their individual retirement accounts. Although I can’t possibly answer all those questions in this column, I can cover three important ones to keep in mind when it comes to your IRA.…

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September 12, 2016

Regardless of what level of management you’re on — supervisor, executive or even owner — and no matter how good your intentions might be, you’re bound to make mistakes. No boss is perfect, and missteps are natural. But some of these mistakes might be holding your…

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