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Marc A. Streisand

High-quality garments pay in the long run

A common discussion point with my new clients is where they are currently shopping and the prices they’re comfortable with spending on their wardrobe. It’s...

Tips to give a better speech

Everyone is a salesperson whether they want to admit it or not. Why? Because from the time you get up in the morning until...

How to nudge workers to save more for retirement

For U.S. workers covered by 401(k) plans, every January offers a new opportunity to change how much they save for retirement. So this is...
Brian Blase

R.I. could be leader in new type of health reimbursement arrangements

As of Jan. 1, businesses have a new way to provide health coverage for their employees. Called an Individual Coverage HRA , this health...

No one gets rich by shunning new cars and lattes

Managing your financial life requires following three rules: No. 1. Spend less than you earn. No. 2. Prioritize investing for your future. No. 3. Figure out what...

Ready, willing and parable

If you’ve read anything I have written over the years, you’ve probably figured out that I love stories that put management principles into action,...

Niceties feed your sales

Too many salespeople find themselves running on fumes when it comes to prospects. “I get up every morning and ask myself the same question:...
Ray Gandy

Plan ahead to protect data from cybercriminals

(Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a two-part column on improving cybersecurity for your business. See part 1 here.) With the types and number...

Life lessons from ‘Grandma Ruth’

I’m going to take a detour from business advice and focus instead on gratitude. I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know...

Can we deflate bubbles before they bust?

Economists may be finally closing in on the reason for asset bubbles. How to pop them before they grow too large, however, is a...
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