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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Published August 10, 2015 in Plan Wisely - 0 Comments

Are you overwhelmed at work? Last year, the most popular chapter in Deloitte University Press’ Global Human Capital Trends 2014 report was titled, “the overwhelmed employee.” It’s not all that hard to understand when you consider just these facts from the 2015 report: Are you overwhelmed at work? Last year, the most popular chapter in […]

What does Freedom Mean to You?

Published July 3, 2015 in Plan Wisely - 0 Comments

I visited the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans yesterday. I thought it was appropriate as we approach our 239th year of Independence. It is a remarkable 6 hour tour and should be at the top of any to do list when visiting NOLA.The museum provides overwhelming context to all of the planning, effort and […]

Internet of Everything

Published June 29, 2015 in Plan Wisely - 0 Comments

​ Has your car joined the internet of everything? Auto buyers have mixed feelings about cars and connectivity. A McKinsey & Company survey found that more than 25 percent of participating car buyers in Brazil, China, Germany, and the United States prioritized automobile connectivity ahead of traditional features like engine power and fuel efficiency. Thirteen […]

Back to the Future

Published June 12, 2015 in Plan Wisely - 0 Comments
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Before you know it – thanks to smart phones, tablets, and wireless technology – your home will be connected to the Internet of Things. Sure, home automation costs a few shekels, but just imagine it! You could be the envy of Jane Jetson, receiving text messages from your slow cooker, giving voice commands to water […]

Is a higher minimum wage good for business?

Published May 29, 2015 in Plan Wisely - 0 Comments

Changing wages. The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25. However, last week, the Los Angeles city council voted to raise the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour. The increase will be implemented gradually between 2015 and 2020. It is hoped higher wages for minimum wage workers will help address cost-of-living issues that […]

Seeking New Sensations

Published May 8, 2015 in Plan Wisely - 0 Comments

​When do you have a duchenne smile? According to Martin Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Authentic Happiness, the Duchenne is a genuine smile, typically accompanied by eye crinkling, and it demonstrates real happiness. The alternative, the Pan American, is a counterfeit smile. It may be the one we […]

Good answer US!

Published May 1, 2015 in Plan Wisely - 0 Comments

How do you define investment success? The Natixis 2014 Global Survey of Individual Investors offered some interesting insight into the mindsets of investors in Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and the United States who participated in the study. There was some good news and some bad news. First, the bad […]

Boomers are not the only game in town

Published April 17, 2015 in Plan Wisely - 0 Comments

​It’s a millennial thing. Sure, you know China surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest economy, but did you know the millennial generation surpassed the baby boomers to become the largest generation here in America? According to Pew Research, there were about 75.3 million millennials (born from 1981 to 1997) at the end […]

International Women’s Day

Published March 20, 2015 in Plan Wisely - 0 Comments

​ #make it happen! International Women’s Day (IWD) was on March 8. It celebrated the economic, social, and political achievements of women in countries around the world. The United Nations explained IWD “is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women […]

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