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As parents, we continually struggle to pass knowledge on to our children. Unfortunately, sometimes the financial knowledge we want to share is either left off the list or lost in translation. Whether your child is five or twenty-five, there are lessons you can teach around money to give them a strong financial start in the world.

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If your business phone bills are sky-high, you might consider an alternative that could cut those bills by 30 percent or more.

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One of the common threads of a mobile workforce is that many individuals who leave their jobs are faced with a decision about what to do with their 401(k) accounts.¹

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By nature, most people avoid planning for crisis situations. After all, there is so much to do in the here and now without trying to second guess the future. Business leaders are no exception when it comes to the often thankless task of crisis planning. Unfortunately, disaster can strike any company, at any time. Even more difficult than actually planning for such an occurrence is the task of determining what possibilities to plan for.

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It turns out that keeping patients in the hospital for just one day longer can saves lives, lower costs and reduce readmissions. That’s the conclusion of one study from the Columbia University Business School entitled “Should Hospitals Keep Their Patients Longer?”

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In many areas, the real estate sector has been hit hard. Commercial property, including apartment complexes, retail and industrial properties are down in value. This may attract investors in search of good buying opportunities.

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If disaster struck your company tomorrow, would you know how to quickly reach employees and their families? Would you be able to talk to them quickly and efficiently? If the answer to those questions is anything but a resounding “yes,” it’s time to create or review your crisis communication plan.

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Every organization has them — smart, passionate, motivated employees who could become your future leaders. But, just as growing a beautiful garden doesn’t happen on its own, making sure your high potential employees thrive requires the active participation of HR and company leaders. It’s all about picking the right candidates, giving them the proper care and knowing when they’re ready to move up.

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If your not-for-profit organization expects its board members to play a fundraising role, you probably already know how difficult it can be to motivate them. They’re busy people, and even when they have excellent connections, they’re not always comfortable asking those in their network for money — however noble the cause. Fortunately, there are ways you can help board members overcome their reservations.

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Feeling the urge to purge? April 18, 2017, was the deadline for individuals and C corporations to file their federal income tax returns for 2016 (or to file for an extension). Before you clear your filing cabinets of old financial records, however, it’s important to make sure you won’t be caught empty-handed if an IRS auditor contacts you.