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Could Overconfidence Hold You Back As a Leader?By Lee Eisenstaedt • 02/15/2018
Assessing Confidence Being someone who provides leadership assessments and 360° evaluations, I’m often fascinated by the results I see. A recent Confidence Assessment survey I came across speaks to the overconfidence certain people seem to possess more than others. This[...]
Communications (In)decency Acts? Section 230 Governs the Online WorldBy Meghan Nugent • 02/14/2018
Who’s in Charge of What We’re Doing Online? Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is a little-known statutory provision that is far more powerful and important than most casual internet users realize. Section 230, as its commonly known, is[...]
Creating Healthy Soil: “Kiss the Ground” Reveals the Future of FoodBy Tyler Mayoras • 02/12/2018
Creating Healthy Soil Saves More than Plants When I first picked up Josh Tickell’s latest book, “Kiss the Ground,” last November, I thought it was going to be a book about regenerative agriculture. While it does cover this topic, the[...]
Maintaining Marital Satisfaction When Bringing Home BabyBy Carrie Weiner Rosenbloom • 02/07/2018
Marital Satisfaction + Baby You and your partner have likely been preparing for the arrival of your baby for months, if not years. You’ve rearranged the house, shifted your schedules, arranged for help and support, and you finally feel ready-and[...]
Make Outreach Effective Fast: Learn How to Use Facebook AdsBy Tina Powell • 02/05/2018
Learn How to Use Facebook Ads to Keep Up with the Pace Chances are if you’re reading this, you may be one of the 50 million businesses maintaining a Facebook page. Businesses in all shapes and sizes have a Facebook[...]
Can You Get Wealthy Buying Farmland as an Investment?By Cristina Nolan • 02/02/2018
America’s Rich Soil Has Growth Potential Between 2009-2014 America’s farmland values grew rapidly, according to the USDA. In 2009, the value of an acre of farmland was $2000, and by 2014, the value of increased upward of $3000 per acre.[...]
Driving Expenses Can Really Add Up, Do You Have a “Bumper-to-Bumper Reserve”?By Michelle Gershfeld • 01/31/2018
You know that sickening feeling you get when you are happily driving along and a light on your dashboard pops up, indicating the need for some immediate repair? Or worse yet, when the lights that pop up are those of[...]
Life is Short: Defining the Risks and Rewards of Chasing Your DreamsBy Tom Kirby • 01/29/2018
The Risks and Rewards of Chasing Your Dreams- Worth it? What is the risk of chasing your dream? There is a lot to unpack in this succinct question, so let’s take a moment to break it down: To answer the[...]
Hollywood Drama Heats up as Investing in Movies Cools Off: Should You Jump in?By Bryan Fumagalli • 01/26/2018
“Risky Business” is: A)  The title of a big Hollywood hit from the early 1980s that launched actor Tom Cruise to stardom and recorded a spectacular $63.5 million gross; B)  A description of what investing in movies may be faced[...]
And Down Goes Another Lanham Act Clause… The Trademark Act v. Good Taste?By Meghan Nugent • 01/22/2018
The Federal Circuit just ruled that the “scandalous” clause of the Lanham Act is unconstitutional in view of the Supreme Court decision in Matal v. Tam. The Lanham Act is also known as the Trademark Act. Recapping The Slants’ Fight[...]
Sacrificing for Service: Military Spouses Can Break Free from Unemployment and DepressionBy Mercedes Holmen • 01/19/2018
How Unemployment and Depression Affect Military Spouses Everyone knows that people get down in the dumps when they are out of work, but did you know the “out-of-work-blues” can become full-blown depression that often requires medication to resolve? Unemployment and[...]
2018 IRA Alerts Investors Will Want to KnowBy John Drachman • 01/18/2018
The tax prep season perennially stirs financial advisors to reach out to their retirement-minded clients to review asset allocation strategies. There are several 2018 IRA alerts and reminders that may make this tax season a little smoother for everyone. 2018[...]
It’s All in the Details: The Importance of Rule 9 in Fraud CasesBy Adam Hirsch • 01/17/2018
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) works for (and against) everyone If you have not had the good fortune to litigate a fraud claim in federal court, you might not be aware of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b), which[...]
Effective Outside Directors Provide Leadership When It Is Needed MostBy Bruce Werner • 01/15/2018
Whether a company is public or private, the mission of its board of directors is to provide leadership in four key issues: strategy, capital structure, succession planning, and risk management. While regulators will enforce matters at public companies, outside directors[...]
You Cannot Eat or Drink GoldBy Jonathan Friedland • 01/12/2018
From natural disaster after natural disaster, to terrorist act after terrorist act, there are a lot of things going down in the world right now. The Survivalism Industry (did you know that was even a “thing?”) has even started to[...]
Real Estate Partnerships – the Good, the Bad, and the UglyBy Tracy Treger • 01/10/2018
The Complexity of Real Estate Partnerships Owning investment real estate can be a complicated undertaking. Add in real estate partnerships and the complexity only increases. However, real estate can be a valuable part of your investment portfolio. It provides asset[...]
How to Stay Afloat When You’re Swimming in Financial DebtBy Michelle Gershfeld • 01/08/2018
Vanessa and David were swimming in financial debt. They bought real estate at the height of the market and were in over their heads. They owed credit card debt to numerous banks, had significant student loan debt, monthly daycare costs[...]
Investing in Weight Loss Companies May Bring Big GainsBy Alicia Purdy • 01/05/2018
Invest in Your Health, and Wealth With the new year finally here, it is pretty much accepted as canon that weight loss resolutions must be made. That makes investing in weight loss companies a potentially lucrative resolution in and of[...]
Beauty Bias Can Blemish (or Boost) Your CareerBy Mercedes Holmen • 01/03/2018
Beauty Bias: The Ugly Truth Right or wrong, the reality is that when you put your best face forward, it positively impacts your bottom line. While being too pretty backfires and results in the “bimbo effect,” research shows that 84%[...]
Recording Your Assets Now Will Cover Your Ass(ets) for LaterBy Sylvia Masuda • 12/29/2017
You're at Risk if You're not Recording Your Assets From maintaining farmland to purchasing real estate investment properties to  owning jewelry to possessing all kinds of precious metals in general, or even delving into collecting wines and fine art and[...]

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