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Taking care of financial clarity

May 20, 2013

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by Lucinda Lintz —  There are a lot of complicated and sophisticated “things” in this world. How we deal with money and its benefits does not have to be one of them. Sometimes, the attempt to stay on top of our finances can lead to further problems and challenges, which can spill into our relationships, […]

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The power of a vision

May 16, 2013

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by Dr. John Demartini —  Never underestimate the power of an inspired, soul-directed vision; it is the most powerful resource you have access to. If you practice and refine your ability to tune into your vision, impossible things can happen. The rewards far outweigh the time and energy spent. While there are many people who […]

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Strategic thinking and planning — Why bother?

April 16, 2013

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by Loretta Love Huff —  Many people balk at the idea of planning, believing there just is not time. It is the people and businesses who make time for planning, though, who experience significant expansion, growth and satisfaction. Three basic assessments can make the difference between surviving and thriving. What’s our current performance? In what […]

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Financing your business with the SBA’s help

April 13, 2013

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by Bruce Hodgman —  Perhaps no activity in starting up a new business or in laying plans for growth of an existing business will have as much impact on your prospects for success over the long run as ensuring adequate financing. How do you go about financing your enterprise? The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) […]

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Know all the facts before you sign the documents

March 15, 2013

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by Emily B. Kile —  Sometimes it is easy to look back and see bad decisions we’ve made. With hindsight, we can review the facts and see all the “signs” that existed, signs that should have made it obvious that we should not move forward with the deal. However, the best time to determine whether […]

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Feng shui and the Valley

February 7, 2013

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by Denise A. Liotta —  Almost everyone has heard of feng shui, but why do business moguls Steve Wynn and Donald Trump use it? Simple: because it works and it sells. Steve Wynn, the Las Vegas mega-builder, has used a feng shui master from Hong Kong for many years to help him build his hotels […]

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Venture capital from the SBA

February 5, 2013

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by Bruce L. Hodgman —  Emerging entrepreneurs absolutely must have access to capital in order to identify their prospects and achieve their goals. While many other tools and skills are indispensable to entrepreneurial success, the ability to access capital when required is supreme among them. One of the many ways the U.S. Small Business Administration […]

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Financing your business

January 29, 2013

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by Bruce L. Hodgman  —  While poor management is cited most frequently as the reason businesses fail, inadequate or ill-timed financing is a close second. Whether you are starting a business or expanding one, sufficient ready capital is essential. Of all the business skills that must be mastered to be a successful small business entrepreneur, […]

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Creating connection within relationships

January 29, 2013

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by Gary van Warmerdam —  One of the great assumptions men make in relationships is that they understand their partners. Often, men stop listening closely because they assume they already understand. They hear the words or phrases their partners say and assume they know what is coming next. Their minds quickly project the end of […]

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Self-employed? You can still qualify for a home loan

January 24, 2013

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by Bill Strain —  Income documentation is not always easy for the self-employed, commission-based or retired earner, or for any person without a fixed income or a documentable source of income. A no-income-verification loan can help consumers who find it challenging to adhere to conventional proof-of-income demands. Many self-employed entrepreneurs and business owners are concerned […]

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Finding business capital in Arizona

December 29, 2012

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by Bruce L. Hodgman —  Ask any entrepreneur, actual or potential, what their biggest holdup to launching or growing their business is, and the answer will come quick and sure — money. There is little doubt, if any, that finding capital to finance your business venture is the most basic and important of all your […]

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Success, creativity and good health through Vastu

December 19, 2012

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by Michael and Robin Mastro —  Our homes, when carefully oriented, have the power to give us comfort and security and to be one of our best investments. We spend a great deal of time and money to accomplish this, but how do we really know if we are creating a positive and life-supporting place […]

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Common consumer fraud scams

November 24, 2012

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Knowledge is power when it comes to protecting yourself against consumer fraud. The following information may help you recognize some of the various types of scams that pop up all the time. It is important to be careful and sure of the source before parting with your hard-earned money. According to AARP, the seven most […]

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