As a business owner, you know that planning is crucial, and that the new year is typically when you implement new strategies. As the new year begins, many business owners have begun to examine what they’ll do, if anything, about the long-term future of their businesses.
Winston Churchill once said, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Today, we’ll look a...
One of the toughest things you’ll confront in your planning is focusing on the goals that matter most. You might find that the things you want to do conflict with the things you must do. For instance, you may want to use your analytical skills to increase production—something you can do at any time—during the only time that candidates for a next-level man...
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Congress passed its sweeping tax bill on Dec. 20, paving the way for President Donald Trump to sign it into law....
As expected, the Federal Reserve raised the target range for its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point at its December meeting, to a range of 1.25% to 1.5%. The increase in the federal funds rate—the rate banks charge each other for overnight loans—was widely expected by the markets.
The economy and the stock market have been buoyant in 2017. Broad-based global economic growth and strong earnings helped push the S&P 500® Index up more than 17% by early December.1 The bull market is now deep into its ninth year.
Should investors look for more of the same in 2018? Or is the party nearly over?
When making any important, high-value financial decision, it’s imperative you make sure you have control of your money. Here’s a checklist of five axes of control, and a new tool that can help you achieve all five.
1: Where Your Money Came From:
- Where did your money come from?
- In acquiring it, do you incur any unanticipated costs of fees?