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Financial Tidbits 05/20/2013

 A survey by the Center for Professional Excellence of HR professionals finds 50% say most recent college graduates are not professional in their first year on the job, up from 40% who felt that way last year. Texting in meetings,

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Posted in Balance Sheet, Bank, Business, Credit, Debt, Entrepreneur, Internet Banking, iPad, Loan, Money, Small Business, Smartphone, SMB

Financial Tidbits 03/11/2013

Analysis by Bloomberg finds the largest US companies expanded offshore parking of profits by $183B in the past year, a 14.4% increase over that period. Overall, analysis by JPMorgan Chase estimates all US companies have $1.7T in accumulated offshore profits

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Posted in Business, Taxes

Financial Tidbits 03/05/2013

 Forbes released its annual list of billionaires worldwide and the top 5 in order are: Carlos Slim ($73B); Bill Gates ($67B); Amancio Ortega ($57B); Warren Buffet ($53.5B) and Larry Ellison ($43B). The Labor Department reports people earning in the top

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Posted in Business, Consumer, Credit, credit card, Customers, Debt, Driven, Economy, Education, Finances, Google, Loan, Money, Wall Street Journal

Financial Tidbits 02/27/2013

Zillow reports the percentage of homeowners with negative equity (owe more on their homes than the home is worth) fell to 27.5% as of the end of 2012 vs. 31.1% at the end of the prior year (nearly 12% better).

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Posted in Bank, Business, Economy, FDIC, Homeownership, Interest Rates, Lending, Money, Real Estate, Recession, Uncategorized

Financial Tidbits 02/14/2013

          Pew Research: the percentage of people who read e-books increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older to 23%. At the same time, the number who read printed books in the previous 12 months fell.

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Posted in Business, Business Plan, Competition, e-book, Economy, Facebook, Marketing, Opportunity, Social Media

Interesting Tidbits 12/21/12 – An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.

The world didn’t end today; I guess the day is young so I’ll wait and see. In the meantime, here is some things to ponder for the next potential disaster. First, software vendor Sage North America finds 62% of small

Posted in Advice, Business, Business Continuity, Business Plan, Disasters, Preparedness Plan, Risk

Interesting Tidbits October 2nd, 2012

A link to web article about one of the best business books I’ve read in years. http://www.businessinsider.com/jack-dorsey-square-red-book-2012-10 Home prices nationally have risen at about an 8% seasonally adjusted annual rate over the past 6 months. That looks likely to continue,

Posted in Advice, Auto Loans, Business, Cash Flow, Checklist Manifesto, Consumer, Economy, Home Prices, Money, Mortgage Rates, Real Estate, Shopping

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