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Brush Up on Your Job Skills and Performance So That You Can Keep Your Job or Get a Raise

Brush Up on Your Job Skills and Performance So That You Can Keep Your Job or Get a Raise

Tweet Now is Not the Time to be Complacent in the Workplace When you sit down and look at your finances you’re probably mostly focused on expenses and spending. How much money do you spend on housing, groceries, insurance, and even taxes? What is often overlooked is income. Without income none of the aforementioned items […]

The Zurich Mantra on Beating the Recession

The Zurich Mantra on Beating the Recession

Tweet This is a guest post by Nicholas Bate, author of the new book Beat the Recession: A Blueprint for Business Survival. He is author, designer and facilitator for the ground-breaking ‘Personal Excellence’ seminar, a program used as the basis for cultural change in many organizations, in addition to many pioneering development concepts in leadership, […]

Two-Thirds of Corporations Don’t Pay Taxes – Nothing More Than Political Hogwash

Two-Thirds of Corporations Don’t Pay Taxes – Nothing More Than Political Hogwash

Tweet Are Businesses Getting Out of Paying Taxes or is it Just a Good Story for the Media and Politicians? One of the big stories last week was from the Government Accountability Office study that reported that two-thirds of American corporations didn’t pay any taxes in 2005. Of course, a statement like this is sure […]

Stupid Woman Sues Over Apple’s iPhone Price Cut

Stupid Woman Sues Over Apple’s iPhone Price Cut

Tweet According to the Associated Press, a woman is suing Apple for $1 million over a $200 price cut. The article doesn’t call her stupid, but I gladly will. If you recall, only a few months after Apple’s mega-hyped iPhone release, they decided to cut the price of the new product by $200 in addition […]

GM and the UAW Tentatively Agree on New Contract

GM and the UAW Tentatively Agree on New Contract

Tweet Earlier this week the United Auto Workers called for a nationwide strike against General Motors, and just two days later a new contract seems to be agreed upon. Details are still a bit sketchy, but for the sake of my friends and family who rely on a paycheck from GM, it is great that […]

The UAW Goes on Strike Against General Motors

The UAW Goes on Strike Against General Motors

Tweet As of this morning, the United Auto Workers has launched a nationwide strike for its GM workers for the first time since 1970. In an event that is sure to place even more pressure on the struggling automotive company, even fewer vehicles will be produced until an agreement is reached. An Example of How […]

Observations From an Employer’s Benefits Fair Reveal Attitudes Toward Saving Money

Observations From an Employer’s Benefits Fair Reveal Attitudes Toward Saving Money

Tweet Part of my job requires that I attend regular benefits fairs and seminars held by an employer to help promote the benefits they offer and encourage participation. Generally at these events you will find the various health insurance providers, any sort of additional wellness programs and the retirement plan provider, which would be me. […]

The XM-Sirius Satellite Radio Merger: Should It Be Allowed?

The XM-Sirius Satellite Radio Merger: Should It Be Allowed?

Tweet I am going to go off the beaten path a bit but I wanted to pose a question about one of the larger stories going around in the investment world as of late. Earlier this year Sirius Satellite Radio announced that it wanted to acquire rival XM Radio. This initially grabbed my attention because […]

Do You Ever Wish You Could Have Invested in The Beatles Before They Were Big?

Do You Ever Wish You Could Have Invested in The Beatles Before They Were Big?

Tweet If The Beatles were a publicly traded company and you could have purchased shares when their first album was released in 1963 can you imagine what they would be worth today? In a similar fashion many people purchase shares of brand new, small and virtually unknown companies with dreams they become the next Microsoft […]

Day 3 To A Successful Career Change – The Transition

Day 3 To A Successful Career Change – The Transition

Tweet As we explore this guide to career change we started this week with a checklist to determine whether or not a change was the right course of action. Assuming it was, we then looked at the effect a change would have on our finances and benefits. Now that you have explored all of the […]