Key Steps to Researching a Financial Advisor – NerdWallet

Key Steps to Researching a Financial Advisor – NerdWallet

By Kathryn Hauer, CFP, EA How can you make sure you choose the right financial professional? Its impossible to be absolutely certain youve found someone who is trustworthy and with whom you will enjoy working, but there are some steps you can take to ensure that your advisor is qualified and in good standing with industry regulators. Finding the right advisor will require some research on your part because smart investors check the background of anyone promoting financial or investment guidance. With online databases from regulators and industry associations, you…

How to Retire With at Least $1,000,000 – NASDAQ.com

How to Retire With at Least $1,000,000 – NASDAQ.com

One day, when I was in my late 20s and starting a job at a major newspaper chain, the treasurer pulled me into his office to explain what Id be missing if I failed to join the companys401k plan something totally foreign to me at the time. The company was matching 50 percent of whatever part of my earnings I was willing to put into the retirement savings program, up to 6 percent of my total pre-tax paycheck with taxes coming out at retirement. Youll need to take a few…

Spot on the Money: July 6, 2016

Spot on the Money: July 6, 2016

Welcome to Main Street Morning, The Washington Posts daily collection of news affecting entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses with a special focus on policy and government. Here’s whats affecting my small business, my clients and other entrepreneurs today. The Economy Small business job growth rebounds in June, wiping out May’s decline. U.S. recoverable oil reserves are now the world’s largest as the price of crude crashes the most in nine months. U.S. factory orders fall, but rising backlogs hint at stabilization. House prices are up 5.9 percent year-over-year in May.

Mark Cuban and Other Entrepreneurs Donate Millions in Wake of Orlando Massacre | Inc.com

Mark Cuban and Other Entrepreneurs Donate Millions in Wake of Orlando Massacre | Inc.com

After 49 people were shot and killed at an Orlando gay club on Sunday, entrepreneurs and businesses are donating millions of dollars to victims and police. Walt Disney Co. is donating $1 million to the OneOrlando fund. A campaign on crowdfunding site GoFundMe has raised more than $4.8 million from 101, 033 people in four days. (read more: http://www.inc.com) BACK TO THE STORE?

Obama’s greatest legacy may be the global entrepreneurship he sparked – The Washington Post

Obama’s greatest legacy may be the global entrepreneurship he sparked – The Washington Post

It is rare to go to a government event, especially where political leaders are speaking, in which you can stay awake or be truly inspired. Government efforts to promote entrepreneurship always fail because they focus on building science parks and top-down clusters. This is the wrong approach; what needs to be done instead is to remove the obstacles to entrepreneurship and change the culture so that failure is accepted and experimentation is encouraged. Read more here BACK TO THE STORE?

The Evolving LGBT Financial Experience: 5 Research Insights

The Evolving LGBT Financial Experience: 5 Research Insights

Yet, even as weve come a long way to guarantee equal rights for the LGBT community, there is still work to be done. Prudential Financialpublished its first ground-breaking report exploring the financial needs of LGBT Americans back in 2012. A takeaway from the report stems from the fact that, for entrepreneurs and small businesses, an essential aspect of employee retention is the need to provideeducation, awareness and support around financial wellness. See full story on entrepreneur.com BACK TO THE STORE? Save

Spot on the Money: June 30, 2016

Spot on the Money: June 30, 2016

People These are seven reasons good employees quit their jobs. Why America’s business majors are in desperate need of a liberal-arts education. What the 1880s tell us about why the rich are moving to cities today. Management A second airbag supplier snafu hits Toyota, resulting in a large recall. Why the Nordic approach to business could be the wave of the future. Here are eight podcasts that can improve your business skills and make you smarter. How a buy-sell agreement can keep your business afloat. Entrepreneurs Mark Cuban has these 3 tips…

Q&A With the Broker Answer Man – Myles McMahon, CEO of McMahon Phillips Real Estate

Q&A With the Broker Answer Man – Myles McMahon, CEO of McMahon Phillips Real Estate

  by Myles McMahon Q: Is it ever too early to start thinking about buying a home? A: It’s never too early to buy a home as long as you can afford it and it makes sense. By making sense I mean this: Homes are Real Estate, and Real Estate should be looked at as an asset. Assets are looked at from a few different angles. Will they provide a return? Can I afford to maintain them? If I got relocated or lost my job is there an out? Can…

TOP SITES TO FIND LOCAL FREELANCERS

TOP SITES TO FIND LOCAL FREELANCERS

1. Fiverr.com– Buy Local Related Services. Starting at $5. Qualified professionals at unbeatable value, in just one click. Does it get better than that? 2. Freelancer.com – Tell them what you need done and where you need it done to receive bids from local freelancers within minutes. Don’t forget, it’s free to post! Review the proposals, compare skills and ratings. Chat with the bidders to discuss the finer details of your job. Award the job to your favorite bidder, and pay only when you are happy. 3. Student Freelance –…