I bet that got your attention.
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.
As tough times abound in this economy, many of our Santa Clarita Valley bankers are hearing this familiar question: "How can I start saving if most of my money goes toward bills?"
As we enter the fifth season of the year, tax season, getting yourself organized and prepared now will save a lot of agony later.
The sign on the window said it all: "Gone out of business - we forgot what business we were in!"
The year 2008 was one of the most challenging years I have witnessed during my 46 years in the insurance and investment business.
There are three stages people go through when they lose their job: anger, resentment and finally determination. These are the same feelings that a person goes through with any loss such as divorce, separation and death of a loved. The point is, "How do I move on?"
In today's world, e-mail has become the preferred method of communication, not only between friends and family, but also between businesspeople, educators, administrators, lawyers and other professionals.
With the real estate and stock markets in meltdown mode for the past year, there is real financial panic and despair permeating the air right now.
Jack Welch, the former head of GE, co-writes a weekly column for Business Week magazine. Sometimes the "Dear Abby" format is used, when someone sends in a question and Welch, together with his wife Suzy, provides answers and thought-provoking perspective.
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.
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.