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3 steps to Prepare, Protect and Prosper Your IRA in 2009

February 19th, 2009

Don\’t let the panic of Wall Street and the uncertainty of the economy stop you from saving and investing with your IRA or 401(k). Like real estate, which is expected to show some signs of rebounding toward year end, the market will eventually rise. Yes, it may be awhile and no one has a crystal ball to predict exactly when. However, we can position ourselves to be prepared so we can prosper and use common sense to protect our individual retirement accounts. Here are 3 steps you can take today to prepare, prosper and protect your IRA in 2009. 1. Educate yourself. We must take control of our... Read More

Who is Really in Control?

February 19th, 2009

A good sales person knows how to negotiate. But do they go too far when trying to get more money out of their company that offers them job security and already a salary most sales people would line up for, especially in this down market? After all, most of us are watching our dollars and cannot afford to give every last dime to an employee at the risk of operating at a loss. “S” as I will refer to her, is a sales person for me in one of our offices. She does a great job of networking and opening accounts. When she needed an assistant to help keep her straight, we approved this. When she needed... Read More

Professional Help…For Your Personal Life

February 4th, 2008

We as business owners or professionals know that time is our most precious commodity. That\’s why some of us are choosing not to spend time on the less rewarding details of life, like picking up the dry cleaning. I have contemplated hiring a personal assistant for my personal life for some time. I am finally getting around to doing this. As I travel every week, I need someone who can organize my daily personal tasks as well as my household. I have been interviewing other women business owners to ask them, “If someone could be hired to make life easier for you, what job would you want them... Read More

The Professional Woman\’s Business Plan

September 18th, 2007

As women professionals and business owners, every one of us should be working with a business plan. To me, this is a workable, upgradeable document that explains in some detail your plans to develop a financially successful business. This is important for two reasons: 1. Preparing a business plan forces you to think through every aspect of your business. If you need outside money, your business plan will be one of the first things the lender or investor will want to see. 2. A business plan helps serve as your road map and assessment tool. A good business plan contains an executive summary. This... Read More

Can You Afford to Live to 100?

August 23rd, 2007

It\’s no longer a stretch to think about living to 100. According to researchers at the New England Centenarian Study at Boston University, there are 80,000 American centenarians alive today, and the U.S. census bureau predicts nearly 500,000 by 2040. With advances in medical technologies and research, improved geriatric medical care, and higher incomes which usually translates to better quality of foods, Americans are simply living longer. And studies continue to show that women outlive men. As much as I\’m pleased to be reading about the medical advancements, healthier lifestyles,... Read More