Five Cool Things to Know About Action Items

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 6:00 AM | 1 Comment

An action item is an ad-hoc work activity that requires follow-up execution. By their nature, action items normally cannot be planned for in advance. They arise on an as needed basis during meetings or as a by-product of working on something else. There is no Knowledge Area in the PMBOK Guide for managing action items, […]

Loan Confusion: There’s a Way Out!

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Can I afford a house with a water view or with a park view? How much money do I have to put down? What is amortization? What’s a good interest rate? What forms do I need? What do FHA and LTT stand for? Getting a mortgage for the first time always leads to confusion. Most […]

Understand The Two Different Kinds Of Capital Gain Taxes

Friday, May 29, 2015, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

When you invest your money, for example, in stocks and then sell it at a profit, you have to pay taxes on the profit which is commonly known as capital gain taxes. When you sell it at a loss, obviously, you don’t pay taxes on your loss but you can offset it with any capital […]

Lease vs. Loan: How to Finance Your First Vehicle

Friday, May 29, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Getting your first car is a big step, but you’ll have a lot of decisions to make beyond make, model, and what type of upgrades you want. Perhaps the biggest decision you’ll have to make is whether you’re going to lease a car, or take a loan out to pay the cost. Both have distinct […]

Tips To Take Retirement Money As Lump Sum Or Annuity

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

This is probably an age-old question but keeps resurfacing in these hard times, whether to take your retirement money in lump sum or in the form of annuity in which case you get monthly payments. Experts agree on one thing and that is they would tell you it depends on your specific situation. In other […]

Retirement Must Be One Of Your Biggest Financial Goals

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Like the saying goes, when the going gets tough, the tough saves more for retirement. When the financial markets get tough, people who save for retirement have to be even tougher. The market, no doubt, is extremely volatile. You, as an investor, would be tempted to cut back on your saving. Please don’t. If you […]

How to Save Money with Tungsten Rings

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

Tungsten rings are famous for their durability and shiny appearance. They are a trendy choice among people who need to find contemporary wedding bands that suit their needs. Originally perceived to be suitable for grooms, tungsten rings are now admired by women who look for original designs that are eye catching and different. Affordable Style […]

Avoid Going With The Flow When Shopping

Monday, May 25, 2015, 6:00 PM | Leave Comment

Lao-Tzu is considered Chinese philosopher who once said: “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” However, it may work in other walks of life but when it comes to shopping, you […]

How to Cut Down on Monthly Costs Around the Home

Monday, May 25, 2015, 6:00 AM | 3 Comments

If you are like many of us, each month the amount of money left over in your account seems to dip. You always imagined that as you grew older you’d save more. However, as prices continue to rise, that thought process appears to be dwindling. Tracking your monthly spending and reducing bills should be the […]

Use These Six Tips to Improve Project Meetings

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 6:00 AM | Leave Comment

It seems everyone dislikes meeting – except when it is your turn to call one. Your job is to keep the meeting focused and make it as valuable as possible to the attendees. I think we all know we waste a lot of time in meetings that fail to meet its desired goal. As a […]