Monthly Archives: August 2011

Getting into Real Estate – What is ‘Errors and Omissions’?

Becoming a real estate agent is an attractive second job for many people who want the freedom that comes with being self-employment. In residential real estate, the weekends are when most home buyers are available to look at property, so it is easy to work part-time as an agent in the evenings and over weekends.Continue Reading

Management Lessons Taught by an E-Mail Forward

I am not a huge fan of e-mail forwards as they are often not funny, but this one actually had me laughing out loud so I figured I would share it! 6 Minute Management Course Lesson 1: A man is getting into the shower just as his wife is finishing up her shower, when theContinue Reading

Unhappy with Your Full or Discount Stock Broker?

During tough economic times and times of volatility in the stock market, many look at their full service stock broker and wonder if they could be doing a better job. Many question their full service broker’s fiduciary, competence and expenses. Most investors only wake up to the fact when the stock market does so poorly,Continue Reading

Business Succession Planning Should be a Priority for Business Owners and Professionals

There is one aspect of running a business that most business owners often overlook; succession planning.  I am often reminded of the vary scary scary fact that, Approximately 90 percent of U.S. businesses are family firms, ranging in size from small “mom-n-pop” businesses to the likes of Walmart, Ford, Mars and Marriott. Family businesses areContinue Reading

Retirement Planning Pitfalls

There are simple facts about our economy that we ignore on a constant basis when planning for retirement. Our population is aging and growing at the same time, and even though we had a large young workforce that supported the generation before it, this will no longer be the case. There’s been a lot moreContinue Reading

How to Beat Debt Successfully

Clearing your loans and borrowings can require a lot of effort and planning, especially if the size of your debt has been increasing steadily over time. Small loans can be paid off easily by making minor changes to your daily life, but serious cases need serious attention to pay off the loans. Here are someContinue Reading