Becoming a DIY investor isn't as easy as painting your kitchen or rigging up a new light fixture--but it's not impossible, especially with a little training. It can be difficult to translate financial news into a stock portfolio. You can watch CNBC all day long and still not have a clue how to buy and [...]
There are many tools you can use to make an investment in yourself and your future, including buying stocks and opening your own business. But not every decision you make will be good for you, and it’s important to learn from your—and others’—mistakes. Once you make a bad investment, hopefully you won’t make the same [...]
Word-of-mouth and customer referrals are an integral part of most small business marketing strategies, and it’s possible that just a few bad reviews can make or break a business. As an entrepreneur and a yoga practitioner, I’ve discovered that yoga has much to teach us about serving customers well and addressing customer complaints satisfactorily. Like yoga, [...]
While the winter holiday season of Thanksgiving to Superbowl Sunday used to be dead for real estate, real estate industry observers now say sales drop only slightly. What slows down are the showings, which means that the serious shoppers are out and about. Here are some tips on keeping your home presentable during the holiday season.