A group of musicians gathered together for the purpose of playing in harmony to provide beautiful music for an assembled audience. It was a simple goal, easy to describe, understood by all, yet difficult to execute. The desired result was to sound like one rich instrument.
A report entitled "Social Security, Medicare Face Insolvency Sooner" was published recently in the Wall Street Journal.
Whether you would like to set money aside for a down-payment on a home, build an emergency fund or save for retirement, concern about the economy has many thinking about ways to save and create a nest egg for the future.
Recently, several people have asked me to review existing estate plans. Usually, they say something like, "I need you to review my trust to make sure it's still good."
Tom Hill's Eaglezine arrives each Friday morning via e-mail. It's a short, fast-paced, single-page newsletter that always contains at least one nugget of knowledge worth pondering.
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.
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.
Even in a state with hundreds of miles of beautiful, sandy beaches, luxury home buyers in California preferred hilltop homes over ocean-front properties by a margin of four to one.
I've always liked watching team sports. Sometimes you don't even have to be watching a game to know how things are going. You simply have to listen. You can hear the winners.
Not yet using LinkedIn to help you find qualified professionals? You should be.
When we moved into our home, a row of six tall and bushy pine trees provided ample shade and privacy for our back yard.