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Consumer Spending Growth in February Bad Sign for Investors?

Consumer Spending Growth in February Bad Sign for Investors?

Finance

The United States Census Bureau reported consumer spending in the U.S. economy—adjusted for price fluctuation—increased by 0.2% in February from the previous month. In January, consumer spending increased by 0.1%... read more

How to Profit From ECB’s Attempts to End Economic Slowdown

How to Profit From ECB’s Attempts to End Economic Slowdown

Finance

Remember what happened in the U.S. economy when the financial system was about to collapse? The banks weren’t lending to each other, businesses, or even consumers. The U.S. economy was... read more

How to Turn Disappointing Housing Data into Greater Returns

How to Turn Disappointing Housing Data into Greater Returns

Finance

Since the beginning of 2012, the U.S. housing market has been considered one of the bright spots in an otherwise uneven economic environment. Between 2007 and the end of 2011,... read more

Special Situation Stock a Boon to Carbon Fiber Investors?

Special Situation Stock a Boon to Carbon Fiber Investors?

Finance

We are seeing a rise in the demand for super-light and strong carbon fiber composite, which is used in multiple applications for both commercial and consumer use, based on my... read more

15 Odd Things That Make Direct Mail Fundraising Appeals Successful

15 Odd Things That Make Direct Mail Fundraising Appeals Successful

Finance

The doctor I interviewed for a recent appeal was great. We got into this geeky discussion of recent neuroscience and how it can shape behavior. He uses it with patients,... read more


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Financial Planning Leads – Less is Better than None?

Financial Planning Leads – Less is Better than None?

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One of the prime arguments for retention over acquisition is the 80/20 rule. This is often a favorite rule for those in the financial planning business. Long-term business relationships ensure... read more

Dealing with Debt as a Small or Start-up Business

Dealing with Debt as a Small or Start-up Business

Finance

Starting off a small business, or even growing your small business, is tough. A good proportion of start ups fail because they cannot get access to capital, have poor credit... read more

Why NSOs Are Better Than ISOs

Why NSOs Are Better Than ISOs

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Employee stock options are a staple of startup compensation packages. Many companies default to granting Incentive Stock Options (ISOs) instead of Nonqualified Stock Options (NSOs), perhaps because the word “incentive”... read more

The False Trade-Off Between Auditing Fees and Accurate Results

The False Trade-Off Between Auditing Fees and Accurate Results

Finance

The quarterly process of closing the books is a growing burden on finance and account teams, who often log long hours to bring together data from increasingly complex global companies... read more

Three Silver Plays That Can Weather a Short-Term Downturn

Three Silver Plays That Can Weather a Short-Term Downturn

Finance

Technically, the Federal Reserve’s job is to oversee the monetary policy (short-term interest rates) of the world’s biggest economy. Obviously, it does, but it’s also important to remember that its... read more

Two More Reasons to Be Bullish on Gold

Two More Reasons to Be Bullish on Gold

Finance

Earlier in the year, gold bullion prices were going higher, and we heard the skeptics say, “They will decline. Don’t buy the precious metal; it’s useless.” They turned out to... read more

Global Risks Creating Opportunities in This Precious Metal

Global Risks Creating Opportunities in This Precious Metal

Finance

While the stock market has been struggling this year, under the radar, gold has been moving higher. The tense stand-off in Crimea is clearly adding some support to gold, as... read more

Depressed Copper Prices Presenting Perfect Buy-Low, Sell-High Opportunity?

Depressed Copper Prices Presenting Perfect Buy-Low, Sell-High Opportunity?

Finance

By now, you have probably noticed one phenomenon: the speculations regarding China’s growth are increasing each day. Turning on the TV or flipping through the pages of the newspaper, you’ll... read more

Should You Be Prepared for a Bullish Run in Gold Bullion?

Should You Be Prepared for a Bullish Run in Gold Bullion?

Finance

After 12 years, gold bullion’s glorious bull run ended with a thud in 2013, retracing 30% and locking in the biggest annual decline since 1981. Many speculate that gold bullion... read more

Core Capabilities of Successful Budgeting, Forecasting and Performance Management Solutions

Core Capabilities of Successful Budgeting, Forecasting and Performance Management Solutions

Finance

Budgeting, forecasting and performance management is a difficult process within and organization and reporting on results can be challenging, regardless of size or industry. Enterprise planning is a critical for... read more