I saw this article in the Wall Street Journal this morning-it’s called 20-Something Power Brokers. This is a great read regardless if you are 20 something or 50 something! It has some great nuggets in the article as it relates to my favorite subject-Cash Flow! How to make it happen and some very insightful comments.
Let’s look a little closer at this article:
In August, broker Oren Alexander shattered real-estate records when he sold the most expensive home on record in Miami, a $47 million estate in Indian Creek. Just a month earlier, he celebrated his 25th birthday. Now, he’s marketing two adjacent estates in Alpine, N.J., with a total price tag of $95 million. Read more »
My friend is a contract recruiter here in Denver. She was on assignment for an International Engineering firm who was gearing up for a major project. Her phone rang a short time ago and she was told:
As of today, you’re fired! We’ve decided not to move forward with this project. Nothing personal, your work was exceptional!
A little shocking, you betcha! I think more companies are starting to worry about the financial cliff and are going in the freeze mold! Two major take a ways :
- Always have money set aside for the rainy day-in our case today in Denver, a snowy day.
- Always nurture your network and have a plan B
My friend has both of these covered, but still kinda shocked!!
How important do you think it is to nurture your network-even in good times?
Take a look at this website by CEO’s begging/Demanding Washington to do something to Fix The Debt!
The CEO Fiscal Leadership Council has some serious heavy weights and business leaders who are committed to mobilizing local, state and national support to persuade Congress to enact, and the President to sign, a comprehensive debt deal large enough to stabilize and reduce the federal debt as a share of the economy. Read more »
The President looked dazed and confused last night-and he appeared shocked that Romney verbally bitch slapped the smirk off his face. He is so use to being in the Washington bubble surrounded by yes men!
Romney sounds like an idiot when he says he’s going to repeal Obama Care on the first day-Really, I didn’t realize that a President has that power….
I do think Romney got a boost and the stock market is up but my gut tells me we will have 4 more years with Bubble Man!!
PS Mr. Romney, there is no such thing as “clean coal”. Remember this, if you don’t vote you can’t bitch so register and vote!!
I saw this article at Yahoo Finance-it’s depressing, especially with the current job outlook! Read it and weep. The article is called Student Debt Weighs Down One-Fifth of U.S. Households by Lisa Scherzer
A record number of American households carry student loan debt, while the average outstanding loan balance is the highest it’s ever been, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center. The Pew analysis found that about one out of five (19%) households, or around 22.3 million, were burdened with student debt in 2010. That figure is more than double the 9% it was in 1989, and it marks a big jump from 15% in 2007. Read more »
If you need health insurance and live in Colorado-I have great news for you! Here’s what happened recently. A friend of mine is a student and works part time as a waitress She is 26 and doesn’t make a lot of money. In addition, she needed surgery on her foot. She has no insurance and her parents don’t have any-now what?? Read more »
I saw an article in the New York times called Don’t Indulge. Be Happy. The article asks a very straightforward question: How much money do you need to be happy? Think about it. What’s your number? Elizabeth Dunn, an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia and Michael Norton, an associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, are the authors of the forthcoming book called “Happy Money: The Science of Spending.” Read more »
ING Direct, loved by many personal finance bloggers. They have fairly decent money market rates and decent opportunities to buy stock at cheap rates. Would you want to work for ING Direct?Back on June 13th of this year ING was fined a record amount of $619 Million dollars for violating U.S. economic sanctions against Cuba and Iran. Read more »
Interesting article in today’s New York Times called Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay. I’ve written before on what a great experience I had with my local Apple Store. As noted previously, the customer service was first class and their knowledge was outstanding. I don’t know about you but I love happy employees….so this article is sad to read! Read more »
U.S. News & World World Report has a ranking out of the top 25 tops for 2012. They have ranked them comparing thier projected growth to the year 2020 to their industry’s employment rate. They also considered the average salary, predicted job prospects,a and a quantitative assessment of job satisfaction. Read more »