When I ask business owners about the possibility of installing an employee incentive plan, I often hear one of two responses:
The subject of employee dishonesty is a delicate one. Owners generally want to trust their employees, and given all the other battles owners fight on a daily basis, they are often not as vigilant as they can or should be. Vigilance requires an investment of time and money in return for an uncertain payoff.
No matter how you look at all the changes occurring in Washington, we will need to change the way we do business and invest going forward. We will need to plan based on the outcomes of the following issues:
Many deadlines are looming that will affect business owners and investors alike this fall. 2013 may go down in history as a pivotal time for both fiscal and monetary policy in the U.S. It is important to understand how some of these changes will affect your business and your balance sheet.
Many, probably most, business owners would like to sell their businesses to their employees, but for one nagging problem: Their employees have no money.
This article could be called “As The World Turns”. The Great Recession which was kicked off by a significant credit crisis that hit the United States in 2007. Three years later it arrived in Europe starting with Greece, Italy, Ireland, Portugal, France and Spain. This year it hit emerging countries namely China and Brazil. It is hard to say where it goes next but the contagion continues to spread.
The wildfire season is upon us here in Colorado. While many people prepare by putting together an evacuation plan and taking measures to protect their homes, the process of getting finances in order tends to get overlooked during this time. Regardless of your annual income or assets, financial preparedness is critical to resuming daily life following a wildfire. As there is often little warning before a wildfire strikes, it is imperative to have a plan in place should the time come.
In these days of market volatility and tax uncertainty, you need to make sure you’re doing all you can to make the most of your retirement savings. Here are seven actions to take to maximize your retirement strategy.
Business owners, retirees or anyone looking for higher yields on short-term investments may have just gotten their wish….Or wait, is the drop in the value of my fixed income portfolio worth another half of percent in yield? Probably not, and it is not likely to be sustainable.
With over half of today’s 9.5 million owners of established businesses reaching the retirement age of 50 years old or older it is likely that many of you will be ready to leave your business within the next decade or so1. What have you done to plan for that day?
The stock market has returned more in the first five months of the year than we would expect for a full year. This usually means one of two things: We are ready for a correction or we are in the midst of a significant bull run.
This is part two of a two-part series.
The Case- Shiller Price Index was just released showing improvement in housing. Home prices in Colorado were up 9.9 percent over last year with a national average of 9.3 percent across 20 major cities.¹ This may be the year to put your house on the market if you have been waiting for housing prices to improve.
I’m pleased to write about findings of the recent Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Investor Pulse Poll. A new poll shows that Denver area investors with at least $100,000 in investable assets are optimistic about the prospects for their portfolios, growth of the Colorado, U.S. and global economies, and their ability to reach their personal financial goals. This column highlights the sentiment of the polled investors, which was shared in a Morgan Stanley press release issued on April 22.
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