If you are anticipating retiring within the next few years, you may need to do some careful re-planning.
Today, as in any recession, there is one thing you can count on and that is "change." As companies tighten their belts, reorganize and merge, preparing yourself for transition is crucial to your career.
As this is the beginning of the new year, one of your tasks should be to make sure your plan beneficiary choices are up to date.
The recent Super Bowl between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals was an excellent example of how executing will win or lose a game.
These days, with the markets experiencing such wide swings on a daily basis, it is hard feeling the strain and the urge to panic.
The S&P 500 dropped 52.98 percent from its all-time high on Oct. 9, 2007, to its Nov.21, 2008 low.
We have some interesting numbers that will affect all of us as those in charge attempt to correct and replace what we have lost through this financial crisis.
In the past few months, four Union Bank branches in the Santa Clarita Valley have received numerous inquiries about refinancing, a topic especially relevant as the economic climate continues to trend downward, and mortgage interest rates plummet to record lows.
I bet that got your attention. It's something that every business owner knows, but it seems to get lost in the shuffle of our day-to-day doing business. These days, when everyone is in a pinch, we all can use a reminder about little things that might have gotten lost in the high times. I'm not going to give you a lot of rhetoric on the subject. Instead I'm going to simply give you a list ...
Employers looking to reduce overhead in 2009 by terminating employees due to the impacts of the bad economy should not assume that such decisions are free of the risk that a wrongful termination action could be filed by the terminated employee.
Did you know that if you are an American buying your first home between April 9, 2008, and July 1, 2009, the U.S. government will give you up to $7,500 in the form of a federal tax credit?
There is tremendous uncertainty among business owners these days. The confidence of many is shattered and for many others, it is wavering, on the verge of being broken.
There are not many individuals and businesses that haven't seen their incomes and retirement plans shrinking due to our current crisis.
Author Michael Jeffreys personally interviewed 15 top motivational gurus in 1997 for his book.
It used to be, when a person died and the will was read, it was the last word. The kids could rave about how unfair it is, the spouse could be indignant that restrictions were put on his or her bequest and the lawyer could revel in the control he or she would have over the estate - not to mention the fees to be collected through the probate. But a testator could at least ...
Business owners and leaders often stray too close to a situation to see the entire picture. One of the responsibilities as a Trusted Advisor is to observe what is happening from a vantage point to provide a fresh perspective to clients that may not be otherwise noticed.
One of my favorite books is "Unbroken," written by the same author who wrote "Seabiscuit," Laura Hillenbrand. The book is the story of Louie Zamperini, who ran at the age of 19 in the 1936 Berlin Olympics along side of Jessie Owens and Jackie Robinson.
This is the time of year when many businesses are slowing down, wrapping things up and getting ready for start of the New Year just ahead.
The week of December 9 – 15th is Computer Science Education Week, observed each year, in recognition of the birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper. She was a naval officer and a computer scientist who over 60 years ago conceptualized the idea of machine independent programming language that led to the development of COBOL one of the first modern programming languages.
What will the housing market look like in 2014?
Do you remember riding Mr. Toad's Wild Ride in Disneyland?
I have been in companies going through periods of "rightsizing" - also known as "layoffs," "terminations" or "firings."
Millions of people have seen the recent "I Quit" video which went viral with over 15 million hits:
I wasn't too happy to read about the closing of the Spectrum Health Club in The Signal but I was not surprised. For many months my wife and I had been discussing the likelihood of it happening.
"But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death." Book of Revelations, chapter 28, verse 1.
What will the housing market look like in 2014?
Vince Lombardi spoke many years ago on a subject since known as "What It Takes to be Number One." It is about business, life and family.
Before hunting for a home or seeking a loan even people with perfect credit ratings need to check their credit reports for mistakes and, if necessary, get them fixed.
Does everyone at your company know what it takes to get a pay increase?
Hi. It's great to be back with The Mighty Signal. Hopefully you're glad to see me return. Now, on to today's legal drama.