Category: Finance

15 Tips for Making Sure You Are Better Off Four Years from Now

It has become popular for political candidates to ask, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” And while Americans should certainly give it some thought as they head to the polls, financial counselor and best-selling author Eric Tyson says ensuring you are better off in 2016 depends upon the financial choices you make today.

Why Unleashing Your Inner Entrepreneur Is the Only Way Out of This Mess

When half of college graduates can’t find jobs, and those of us who do have jobs can barely pay the bills, the system is clearly broken. Gregory Downing says the only solution is to shift to a whole new way of thinking about work and wealth. Here, he offers 15
surprisingly simple laws that can help anyone become a successful entrepreneur.

Skills and Experiences Are Irrelevant When Hiring: A candidate’s ability to apply their skills is what counts

Just to clarify, the word is “irrelevant.” It doesn’t read “not important.” There is a difference between something being relevant and being important. Of course, having the right skills and experiences are important to performing the job, just not relevant when hiring. Skills and experiences are simply the tools one brings to the job. It is one’s ability to use these tools effectively that counts. Just because you have a hammer and saw in your garage, doesn’t make you a fine finish carpenter.

Turn off the Talking Heads. Turn on the Common Sense

Between the political infighting and the many pundits providing their own, often misguided, input on what’s best for the nation’s finances, it can be difficult for Americans to know what to believe when it comes to the economy. That’s why level-headed personal finance author Eric Tyson offers his reasoned and practical insight on what the nation’s big issues really mean for the economy and your personal finances.

Don’t Walk Away from Your Business – Build It and Sell It

Kurt (not his real name) has a problem that is so common it’s scary. He’s in his mid-fifties and he’s burnt out. His company is barely paying him a salary, never mind a return on his investment. His perception of the value of his business is so low that he wouldn’t even give it away to his senior manager because he feels it would be a burden, not an opportunity.

Maintain the Competitive Edge in your Role as Financial Advisor

Matt has been a successful financial advisor for 16 years. Although he has maintained a good book of business, he has not grown that book for the past two years. Because many of his clients are frightened about investing these days, Matt is gun-shy about approaching them. He finds himself avoiding calling both his clients and prospective clients and tells himself, “These people don’t want to hear from me.”