Keep Cultivating Your Network

Posted on 02. Jul, 2020 by in Customers, Employees, Misc. Articles, Self Improvement, Small Business Tips, Social Networking, Technology, Video Conferencing

Don’t let social distancing get in the way of your personal and professional relationships Keeping up with your friends and maintaining professional relationships is a challenge as most in-person activities have come screeching to a halt. Drive-by birthday parties, video happy hours and pre-recorded commencement speeches are the new normal. Despite social distancing guidelines, here […]

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Ideas to Help Local Businesses

Posted on 26. Jun, 2020 by in Gratitude, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips

Shuttered businesses are realizing that lifting lockdown restrictions doesn’t mean a return to business as usual. Social distancing guidelines and a public wary of venturing into crowded environments means light customer traffic for many businesses. Here are several ideas to help local businesses financially as they re-open their doors: Continue buying gift cards. For many small […]

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New Rules Mean Saving More for Retirement

Posted on 27. Feb, 2020 by in Managing Finances, Misc. Articles, Retirement Accounts, Tax Tips

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, also known as the SECURE Act, was passed by Congress in late December 2019. Here are some of the features in the new legislation that will help you save more for retirement: Money can continue to grow tax deferred If you turn 70½ in 2020 or […]

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It’s Time to Prioritize Inventory Management

Posted on 20. Feb, 2020 by in Inventory, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips

Extraordinarily low interest rates and a rapidly evolving business climate has made inventory management a lost art. Other business initiatives may seem to be more urgent and impactful, but in reality, mastering inventory levels is a key to most successful and growing businesses. Here are reasons why prioritizing your inventory management is a must: Less […]

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Valentine’s Day – Did you know?

Posted on 12. Feb, 2020 by in Marriage, Misc. Articles, My Favorite Things, Uncategorized

Cupid, candy hearts, flowers and chocolates are common items associated with Valentine’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans now spend more than $20 billion lavishing gifts on their kids, friends and significant others. But why? Who decided a day in the middle of February is a time to celebrate love and spend a […]

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Is It Time to Step In?: Aging and Help with Financial Matters 

Posted on 28. Jan, 2020 by in Aging, Misc. Articles

As the baby boomer generation ages so do the parents of the baby boomers. With this aging process there will come a time when a parent needs help. Much of the focus centers on managing things like transportation, mobility, health care, and home maintenance. Harder to spot is the need to help with bill payments […]

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Make Your Cash Worth More

Posted on 16. Jan, 2020 by in Cashflow, Managing Finances, Misc. Articles, Small Business Tips

Your cash is parked. Do you know if it’s making or losing you money? For instance, letting it sit in a non-interest-bearing account is a waste of earnings potential. It’s actually losing money if you factor in inflation! Here are some ideas to help you make the most of your banked cash: Understand your bank […]

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Fail-Proof Your New Year’s Resolutions

Posted on 14. Jan, 2020 by in Misc. Articles, Self Improvement

New Year’s resolutions get a bad rap — and for good reason. They are wildly unsuccessful. Millions of people have well-intentioned aspirations for the new year, but only about one in 10 actually accomplish their goal, according to the Statistic Brain Research Center. If you dig a little deeper into the reasons why they fail, […]

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There’s Still Time to Add to Your IRA

Posted on 02. Jan, 2020 by in Misc. Articles, Retirement Accounts

There is still time to make a contribution to a traditional IRA or Roth IRA for the 2019 tax year. The annual contribution limit is $6,000 or $7,000 if you are age 50 or over. Prior to making a contribution, if you (or your spouse) are an active participant in an employer’s qualified retirement plan […]

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Planning for a Fabulous 2020

Posted on 30. Dec, 2019 by in Misc. Articles, My Favorite Things, Small Business Tips

The holiday month of December brings celebration as well as reflection for all the events that occurred in 2019.  It also gives us great hope for a new fabulous start in 2020.  Here are three ideas to start 2020 with a bang. 1. Find a focus for the year. Instead of getting into the rut […]

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