Author Archives: Ginny Grimsley


Do You Have a Written Income Plan for Retirement?

Key Elements to Retirement Planning

“Age 85 is a bad time to go broke,” says expert retirement planner Jeff Gorton.  Personal savings, various investments and, yes, Social Security may prove to be short of what you’d expected. “Budgeting how you spend money before retirement can often be a misleading measurement of how you’ll actually spend it during retirement,” says Gorton,… Read More →

How do you Address Rampant Employee Disengagement?

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August 10, 2013 by in Featured | Workforce

An alarming Gallup poll published earlier this year is still sending shockwaves throughout the business community: Most American workers either hate their jobs or don’t care one way or the other about them. Less than a third of Americans are actively engaged in their work, meaning they’re passionate about it, enthusiastic and energetic. They’re consistently… Read More →

Why Everyone Needs an ‘Incapacity Plan’

Medical Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Dementia has become the No. 1 cause of disability globally, according to the World Health Organization. Stroke, which can also profoundly impair judgment and decision-making, stands at No. 2. “This year, 7.7 million new cases of dementia will be diagnosed, and 15 million people will suffer a stroke,” says CPA Jim Kohles, chairman of RINA… Read More →

How is Innovation Like Baseball?

Chandler Innovation Center
July 9, 2013 by in Featured

“In baseball, you can fail 70 percent of the time and still be considered a strong player,”  says Terry Jones, founder of Travelocity.com and founding CEO of its competitor, Kayak.com. “Why is it that businesses give an employee with a new idea just one chance?” asks the author of “On Innovation,” (www.jonesoninnovation.com), a new book… Read More →

Author Shares 4 Tips for Marketing Your Book

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July 5, 2013 by in Featured | Marketing

If you want people to read your book, you have to be more than a talented storyteller or researcher – you will need plenty of persistence, says Darlene Quinn, a 75-year-old award-winning novelist whose passion for the written word trumped her lucrative position as a top executive at the legendary Bullocks Wilshire department stores. “Sometimes… Read More →

Plan Ahead for Your Online Hereafter

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June 29, 2013 by in Featured | Tech

Now, you really can live forever, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. Many of your online accounts – from automatic bill payments to eBay – may remain active after you pass away, unless you take steps to ensure they don’t, says attorney Hillel Presser, author of “Financial Self-Defense (Revised Edition).” Automatic bill pay, for… Read More →

Will Your Beneficiaries Beat the Odds?

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Two-thirds of baby boomers will inherit a total $7.6 trillion in their lifetimes, according to the Boston College Center for Retirement Research — that’s $1.7 trillion more than China’s 2012 GDP. But they’ll lose 70 percent of that legacy, and not because of taxes. By the end of their children’s lives — the third generation… Read More →

Trade Shows Expert Shares 3 Cutting-Edge New Technologies

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June 19, 2013 by in Featured | Marketing | Tech

Most of us think about technology on a mostly two-dimensional plane as we flick our way from screen to screen on touch glass. But today’s tech includes applications that are far from flat, says major-events expert Ann Windham. “What if you could control all primary aspects of major events like trade shows, big weddings and… Read More →

What Parents Should Know Before Paying for College

Soaring College Cost and Financial Planning
June 16, 2013 by in Education | Featured

From $20,000 to $65,000 a year – that’s the tuition cost for one year of college, says John McDonough, a money expert who helps retirees and parents plan for their families’ futures. “For the 2012–2013 academic year, the average cost for an in-state public college is $22,261. A moderate budget for a private college averaged… Read More →

Are Businesses Crossing Lines by Tracking Employees?

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Nearly 10 years after real-time package- and people-tracking went viral with the advent of GPS-enabled cell phones, small businesses face two big concerns. “One is expense. Small businesses, especially those still recovering from the worst recession in modern history, can’t always afford to provide their employees with GPS-equipped smart phones,” notes location-based services specialist George… Read More →

What Will Really Make You Happy?

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The idea of a happy and meaningful life has become unnecessarily complicated in some circles, says author and certified positive psychology coach Lynda Wallace, who left a high-powered executive career with Johnson & Johnson to pursue her real passion – helping individuals and groups achieve greater happiness and success. “Happiness has been appropriately cited as… Read More →

Suns Co-Owner Shares Keys to Happiness

Mayor Elaine Scruggs
April 26, 2013 by in Featured

In his years as a successful entrepreneur creating and selling corporations to the likes of Coca-Cola and Kimberly-Clark, Richard Jaffe, one of the owners of the Phoenix Suns, found a few constants to guide him in business and in life. “Love myself; live my values, and learn to give back,” says Jaffe, who gained respect… Read More →

5 Mistakes that Quash Corporate Innovation

Chandler Innovation Center
April 15, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Tech

The biggest breakthroughs in the history of business – and the history of the world – are never  the result of conventional thinking, says Maria Ferrante-Schepis, a veteran in the insurance and financial services industry who now consults Fortune 100 companies such as GE with innovation agent Maddock Douglas, Inc. “To echo Harvard Business School… Read More →

How to Correct Lost Sales Leads

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April 12, 2013 by in Featured | Marketing

U.S. businesses spend billions of dollars generating sales leads only to lose more than 70 percent of them simply because they don’t make contact quickly enough, according to one study. But that’s not the only way they’re losing out on opportunities, says Brandon Stuerke, president of Advisors Edge Marketing (www.advisorsedgemarketing.com), a specialist in marketing strategy… Read More →

Mastering Life Balance at Home and at Work

Mayor Elaine Scruggs

People are overwhelmed with the complexities of their own lives and are desperately seeking a way to maximize happiness in their home and work lives, says Gary Kunath, an entrepreneur, speaker and former CEO who works with some of the world’s top corporations and business schools. “I used to be caught up in the spin… Read More →