Author Archives: Ginny Grimsley


Does How You Feel about Money Affect Wealth?

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September 5, 2013 by in Columnist Spotlight | Featured

Although we live in the richest and most advanced society the world has ever known, many of us say we need more money in order to be happy, notes best-selling business book author Doug Vermeeren. “Even some of those in the top percentile of earners often feel like they don’t have enough money,” says Vermeeren,… Read More →

Can You be the Next Business Thought Leader?

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Plug “thought leader architect” into the title field of a LinkedIn search and only one name pops up: Mitchell Levy, CEO of THiNKaha and author of the new book, “#Creating Thought Leaders Tweet.” “The truth is, a lot of people are trying to become viewed as ‘thought leaders’ because they recognize that being a well-publicized,… Read More →

Do You Have a Written Income Plan for Retirement?

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“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’

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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?

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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

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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

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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 →