Regardless of the economic environment, about 18 percent of American workers (more than one in six) leave their jobs every year.
The McDonald's "scalding coffee case" has entered the public consciousness as an example of out-of-control litigation.
I'm afraid that Sacramento needed this. Politicians there have had their heads in the sand for too long. Their spendthrift policies had to stop. The five measures rejected in Tuesday's vote - where spending would continue with tax raises being extended to future years - were defeated.
It would be wonderful to believe that success is something that every owner strives to achieve. Success, however, is a relative term; most privately held businesses might consider survival in this economy a success.
Ever since the AIG financial crisis broke in the media, we in the financial business of insurance and investments have been answering questions and defending the insurance industry.
For many Santa Clarita Valley residents, visiting an automated teller machine is part of a routine, much like grocery shopping and filling up at the gas pump. With new and sophisticated scams to pilfer personal financial information, it is wise to be increasingly vigilant in your efforts to protect yourself and your financial information when visiting an ATM.
The First-Time Homebuyer Credit has been extended and enhanced. Use it and you might be able to benefit on your 2008 income tax return, even if you bought or built your home during 2009.
The current issue of Golf Digest has an article by Dr. Bob Rotella titled, "10 Rules for how to win your major (golf tournament)."
The forecast for the cost of a retiree's health care may rise again. A 65-year-old couple retiring in 2008 may need about $240,000 to cover medical costs in retirement.
Being an entrepreneur is not for the weak in spirit, but it is a rewarding adventure. If you've decided you're going to begin your own business, you've probably already had your share of friendly advice from well-meaning friends.
The terms for using Web sites, which often take on a form of legalese few users pay attention to, are more important than they are interesting to read.
One of the primary reasons people establish a revocable living trust is to avoid probate - the costly, time-consuming court procedure that would otherwise be necessary in most cases to transfer assets at death.
After many years of working, most people plan, and work, toward that special date in the future - the date when they can put their working lives behind them.
In these revenue-tight times, small-business entrepreneurs are cutting corners where ever they can.
If there is any one question I get over and over again, it is people stuck in an unaffordable mortgage asking me how to force Big Mortgage Company, Inc. to change their home loan to something they can afford.
A joint federal-state task force announced a sweep Wednesday to shut down foreclosure relief schemes that duped thousands of Southern California home owners who were already struggling to keep their homes.
One of the key research findings outlined in Keith McFarland's book "The Breakthrough Company" is that there should only be one crown worn in every organization.
Star date: 55367 (I have no idea where they come up with that number), nearing the Galaxy LitigationRus, home to those much worse than the dreaded Romulans or the detestable Kardassians. This is the home of one of the most feared races in the Universe – the PlanNot-ians.
The signals I pick up on the economy continue to show a mixed bag. One week I think things are getting better; the next week I see signs of impending doom.
More home buyers are turning to social media and the Internet in the home-buying process than ever, according to a recent survey.
Leadership is the primary responsibility of those who own businesses. It starts by leading from the front, not hiding in an office where you cannot be seen or heard.
One of the most interesting behavioral concepts discovered is the winning edge. This principle states that small differences in key action areas can translate into enormous differences in results.
Now that I have your interest, I'll try to let you down gently.
Last week marked the end of the first half of the calendar year. It seems like January was just last week.
Starting or growing a family can be an exciting milestone in one's life. But as most experienced parents will tell you, your priorities are likely to change, and along with these changes come new expenses and responsibilities,
Being a trusted advisor is a place of honor. When you reach a certain stage in life, you are compensated not for what you do but for what you know.
With student loan debt nationwide at an estimated $1.2 trillion, homeownership for many recent and past graduates is a distant dream.
Throughout the years at the Advisory Board meetings I facilitate, I've heard a fair amount of laughter and grumbling from the business people who participate.
Jim, president of the top local IT company, came by the other day. He was not happy. He'd just been served with a complaint, alleging that he'd breached a new employee's contract, had wrongfully terminated her, and was guilty of breach of promissory estoppel (whatever that is?).
The bottom line, the profitability of a company, should matter to every employee but many owners tend to keep this information private. Owners then complain when profits are thin.