I believe that Disneyland has it right when it comes to fulfilling its goal to be "the happiest place on Earth." In the many times I have been there, I have not been disappointed at the experience. This is a key reason I keep returning, despite rising ticket prices.
You have to wonder, do folks who own restaurants feel like they have a target on their back? I'll explain.
At the Santa Clarita WorkSource Center it's not uncommon for us to hear, "Where are employers looking for their employees?" Frustrated job seekers hear tales of the newly employed filling positions that weren't even posted. So what's going on?
I don't make a habit of reading obituaries but last weekend while flipping through the newspaper one caught my eye.
Jim and Joan Sunset came to see me the other day. It seems that they were in a major argument with their neighbors, Kyle and Katy Moonlight. The battle was over exactly where the fence dividing their two properties should be located.
New rules that take effect Nov. 1 align guidelines for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac short sales, which should allow lenders and servicers to quickly and more easily qualify borrowers for a short sale.
I had two meetings today, both relating to investment strategies. You wouldn't believe how different they were. Ironically, each person assured me that the strategies were the best answer for my clients.
What can a strong organizational culture do for your small business? A study by Harvard Business School Professor James L. Heskett found that up to half of the difference in operating profit between some companies could be attributed to the difference in their organizational cultures.
The night before our son was married we hosted a rehearsal dinner. Friends and family from all over the county were present, joining us in celebration and happiness.
The Santa Clarita Valley's housing market continued its remarkable rebound during July - there is virtually nothing to sell.
The decision of when to retire is an individual one and depends on a number of personal factors. According to a 2012 survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, only 14 percent of American workers feel very confident they'll have financial security in retirement, and among current retirees, only 21 percent report feeling very confident in their financial situation.
You'll probably read this week's column and think to yourself - "I know, I know." We all know many things, but are we using that knowledge effectively? If this strikes a chord, be sure to take action and don't just say, "I know." We live in a world of temptation, greed, competition and jealousy. It's rough out there, but with a qualified adviser, you can more successfully plan your financial future. Do it for you, ...
I woke up to the sound of my dad and my older brother Tom talking. It was a warm summer night in the summer of 1969. Tom had just graduated from high school and I was going to start in a few weeks.
Breaking News! This just in! Following on the heels of Apple's billion-dollar verdict against Samsung, Frosted Flakes announced today that it is suing Corn Flakes for $100 million (I guess the cereal market doesn't compare to the mobile phone one) for infringement.
Sometimes really smart and well-educated people make stupid decisions. The University of Kentucky can testify to that.
It's the start of the final quarter of the calendar year. Your company is falling behind the plan you set at the beginning of the year and even though you revised the numbers at midyear, the company is still falling short.
Businesses, like people and products, go through what is called the life cycle. The four stages are birth, growth, maturity and decline.
M ost people are familiar with the term "Cottage Industry". It came from the 16th century phenomena of distributed production where workers produced and sold individual products (or portions of products) from their homes.
The decade ending on Dec. 31, 2009 was considered by many in the media as "The Lost Decade."