Insurance is only worth the money if it truly protects you and your finances. At this time in life, as you approach retirement or semi-retirement, it's wise to re-examine your current policies. That way you'll know that you have what you need -- and you're not wasting precious dollars on what you don't.
Kelly Kay serves as President and Chief Operating Officer for YapStone, where she oversees the day-to-day operations of the company. Before joining YapStone, Kelly played key legal and government relations roles at PayPal, MasterCard, eBay, Banc One, and the Wikimedia Foundation.
I was floored by this Saturday's New York Times article, "Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence." I was amazed not only by how the subject of the article, Mr. Jones, rationalized his extraordinary consumption habits, but also by the mere fact that the article was published.
America's federal budget deficits have actually shrunk by nearly $5 trillion since 2010. The CBO's projection for the budget deficit this year is smaller than it's been on average over the past 40 years. In short, the economic evidence is clear: This deficit is no longer an urgent issue. But there are, in fact, deficits that demand immediate attention.
Do you think you knew all the basic human resources questions hiring companies like to ask? What are your strengths? Weaknesses? HR 101, I call them. Familiar?
If you yearn to do something truly unique, there has never been a better time than now. Help is there. As you open your awareness to what's available, the right audience and advocates for your product or idea will emerge.
If you want to avoid committing the faux pas of describing a colleague or an acquaintance as a friend, here are some rules for when it's fair game to use the term.
Studies show that the biggest mistake entrepreneurs and businesses make on social media is not investing enough. Though experts continue to espouse the virtues and benefits of social media, many businesses and thought leaders have failed to make it a priority.
There are some things you can do with your email marketing, that while seemingly innocent, will make your subscribers want to throw you off the proverbial cliff ... right into the spam folder.
The first successful application for a sound mark was registered in 1978 and was filed by NBC. Thirty-five years out, it is still a notoriously long and difficult process. So when I'm asked by another business owner if they can trademark a sound, I always have to give a "yes, but..." answer for the following reasons.
Imagine being an E.R. doctor. The interesting stories you'd have to tell would rival the make-believe stories told on hit TV shows of this similar genre. Then imagine giving it all up to pursue a career as a writer?
When experience and skills intersect with consistent values-based leadership style -- that is when the magic happens and greatness emerges.
Here are four questions managers should ask salespeople, and answers salespeople should know for each of their customers. Do this, and you'll have a clear sense of which pursuits are real, and which ones are a waste of time.
Zipcar and Airbnb demonstrate the power of the sharing economy, which has taken off with the simple promise of liberating people from the hassles and costs of ownership and overpriced commercial services.
When it comes to charity work, I often tell my daughter that life shouldn't be lived for how much money, power or fame you get but the difference you can make in life.
The excitement and energy buzzing around with other entrepreneurs and small business owners is truly inspiring, not to mention, the opportunities for business and joint ventures that arise due to meeting and personally connecting.
Now the Metropolitan Opera, my home for over 20 years of my 34-year career, is in the final hours of labor negotiations. We have been told there will be a lockout starting at midnight Thursday evening when the fiscal year closes.