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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tax Organization Tips for Small Businesses

If tax season were like Christmas, you’d definitely file doing your taxes under “last-minute shopping.”  Not only is it time to prepare last year’s taxes, but it’s also important to get this year’s taxes rolling as well.  Compiling tax data last minute can be stressful and confusing.  And trying to throw together important information regarding… Read More

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Why Do Women Trail Men in Retirement Planning?

It’s often said that mothers naturally put others first, which, admirable as it is, can become a problem in terms of their own financial future.  A new study by the ING Retirement Research Institute shows that women, on average, are much less prepared for retirement than men.  Not only do fewer women have formal investment… Read More

The Markets – March 17, 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin sure has stirred up a hornets’ nest. Why is annexing the Crimean peninsula and, possibly, Ukraine such a priority for the Russian leader? When asked, Putin has indicated Russia’s military influence is necessary to protect Russian-speaking populations in Ukraine. However, The Economist has a different take on Putin’s actions:  “Russia’s economic… Read More

How To Financially Prepare for Entrepreneurship

Everyone wants to be their own boss, make the rules, stop living under the proverbial “man,” but it can be a scary plunge to take.  Owning your own business requires financial responsibility and risk that many people aren’t willing to take on, but if you are up for the challenge and are going to chase… Read More

The Markets – March 10, 2014

  American stocks bounced last week like a skier pounding moguls on an Olympic freestyle course. Some found it difficult to understand why stocks had their best week since December of 2013. Barron’s said:  “We just can’t figure out why the markets were strong. It’s not like the news this week was terribly good. The… Read More

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Shattering the “Glass Ceiling” of Retirement

We have all heard of the “glass ceiling,” and in recent decades, society as a whole has worked toward shattering it.  Though many will argue that the ceiling is still intact, there is no question that women continue to approach it, and many have been able to break through.  Despite the focus on that effort,… Read More