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Lawsuits cause businesses to leave state

Too often I am reminded of the impact that California state regulations and litigated claims can have against companies doing business in California, resulting in businesses closing or moving out of state.

November 27, 2008 | By John H. Shaffery It’s the Law | Business Columns


Check the numbers for 2008 tax savings

Do you like numbers? Do you like them better when they involve tax savings? Here are 10 numbers and 10 tax-saving strategies to consider as the clock starts to wind down on 2008.

November 27, 2008 | By Alan J. Lyon It's Your Money | Business Columns


'Tis the season to harvest your tax losses

While the economic reasons for buying and selling in the stock market are critical, strategies to minimize your tax burden must also be considered.

November 26, 2008 | By Julie M. Sturgeon | Business Columns


What I learned about finance

One of the best educational experiences during my tenure in corporate America was the two-and-a-half years I spent crunching numbers for one of the largest consumer products companies in the country.

November 25, 2008 | Kenneth W. Keller | Business Columns


Couples need smart retirement strategies

The odds are overwhelming that a wife will live longer than her husband. She is also two and a half times more likely than the husband to live alone. Needless to say, she has to be self-sufficient and the money has to last longer.

November 25, 2008 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


Coping with the stock market decline

Stock market declines are an inevitable part of investing. We have all heard of strategies to stay the course and stay on track.

November 24, 2008 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


The great mystery of creativity

Why do the best ideas arrive in the shower?

November 22, 2008 | By Maureen Stephenson Know the Score | Business Columns


Ways to keep lid on expenses abound

Here are the next 12 tips for keeping your business expenses under control:

November 21, 2008 | By Maureen Stephenson | Business Columns


Don’t let anger dictate legal strategy

There is a saying by an unknown author that "anger is one letter short of danger."

November 20, 2008 | By Steven G. Mehta | Business Columns


Is your trust account federally insured?

Due to recent bank failures and the overall economic climate, I have received several calls recently from clients wanting to know whether their bank accounts that are held in the name of a trust would be fully insured by the government if their bank failed.

November 20, 2008 | By Randall D. Armour It’s Your Money | Business Columns


Increasing taxes won’t rescue economy

With the presidential election approaching, we find one candidate wanting to redistribute the wealth from the rich to the poor by raising taxes on the "rich," with the other candidate wanting to lower taxes across the board. As you may have surmised, I do have more financially conservative leanings. I did vote for George Bush and now feel betrayed by his spendthrift policies.

November 19, 2008 | D. Frank Norton | Business Columns


Stay true, succeed like Jerry Maguire

It's been said that movies are created with at least one, and up to three, combinations of plots. Those plots involve: man versus man, man versus the environment and man versus himself.

November 19, 2008 | By Kenneth W. Keller Inside Business | Business Columns


Tuition is expensive at tough times U

Imagine that your life as a business owner is going fine. Clients are buying and paying, your employees are happy and you've got money in the bank for rainy days and opportunities.

November 18, 2008 | By Ken Keller Inside Business | Business Columns


Federal bailouts: one for them, one for you?

Everyone else is getting a Federal bailout, why not you?

November 18, 2008 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


Common IRA mistakes: Part 3

This is the third and final part in a series of columns about 10 common IRA mistakes.

November 17, 2008 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


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Ken Keller: Are you having fun?

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.

June 01, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Kari Aaver: Employment resources

Not yet using LinkedIn to help you find qualified professionals? You should be.

May 28, 2014 | By Kari Aaver Business Column | Business Columns


Ken Keller: My trees, your people and lessons learned

When we moved into our home, a row of six tall and bushy pine trees provided ample shade and privacy for our back yard.

May 25, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Ken Keller: Why employees leave for greener pastures

Forbes reported that millions of employed Americans are switching employers each month.

May 18, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Janice France-Pettit: Financial spring cleaning

Spring is here and many of us are busy cleaning out closets and dusting the cobwebs that may have accumulated during the winter. While you are taking on spring cleaning projects, consider taking a fresh look at your finances.

May 14, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


Time to revisit your pricing

If there is one thing that makes me angry, it is the statement stuffed into my cable television bill telling me that the price I have to pay has gone up.

May 12, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food for Business Owners | Business Columns


Ken Keller: We should all be so lucky

This past week I watched Brian Tracy's video "Success is a Journey" a total of five times as I facilitated client orientations.

May 03, 2014 | By Ken Keller Brain Food For Business Owners | Business Columns


Janice France-Pettit:Use your tax refund wisely

If you are one of the millions of Americans receiving a refund this year, following are several ways to put your refund to work.

April 30, 2014 | By Janice France-Pettit Union Bank | Business Columns


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