6 Things You Must Address When Hiring a Friend or Family Member

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We love doing business with people we trust, and our family and friends are the people we tend to trust the most. When it comes to doing business, particularly if it is work that is sensitive and requires a high degree of trust, it makes sense that we would gravitate toward a family member, a personal friend, or a referral … Read More

2018 Happened. 4 Ideas on Where We Go From Here

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The economy continues to make substantial strides as consumer confidence and manufacturing grow in step. The House of Representatives flipped 40 seats to the Democrats along with a bevy of state governorships. Consistent policies of tightening interest rates are acted upon globally, led by our own Federal Reserve. Tariff talks have jostled stocks more than landing into O’Hare on a … Read More

Qualified Retirement Contribution Day is Just 50 Days Away! Are you Celebrating?

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There are special days for all sorts of things – National Pizza Day (February 9th – I had BBQ Chicken), International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19th), and even International Tabletop Day (April 28th this year for you board gamers out there). So I am pleased to inform you that this year, April 17th is National Qualified Retirement Contribution … Read More

Losing Money in the Name of Diversification!

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A common buzzword in the investment world is the concept of “diversification.” Diversification at its core is the technique of mixing a wide variety of investments within a portfolio. The rationale behind this is that when your investments are diversified, you offset the risk of any one investment performing poorly to have a broadly negative effect on your portfolio. In … Read More