11th Circuit on PPACA: Can’t Make ‘Em Buy Broccoli   By ALLISON BELL Published 8/12/2011  Subscribe to Life & Health A 3-judge panel at the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has declared the individual health insurance ownership mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) to be unconstitutional.   The panel voted 2-1 to strike down the individual mandate section of PPACA, …

Debt Deal, Downgrade, Dow Drop … Where Have We Landed?

Will stocks manage to stabilize before summer ends?  Presented by Reeve Conover  August 2011 is on pace to become the roughest and most volatile month for the stock market in almost three years. Where exactly will this correction bottom out? How long will buyers stay on the sidelines?  Two crucial questions await answers – but before turning to those questions, …

Weekly Economic Update – August 22

Reeve Conover Presents:   WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE     WEEKLY QUOTE “Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau     WEEKLY TIP Think of making a three-pronged attack on future college expenses. Assets from a 529 plan or other form of college savings fund can be complemented by …

IS NOW THE TIME TO BUY?   Some bulls see great opportunities in this correction. Presented by Reeve M. Conover   “The lower things go, the more I buy.” The legendary Warren Buffett said those words on August 9 in a chat with Fortune. Buffett is a buy-and-hold kind of guy, and even if you don’t buy into his approach, …

Weekly Economic Update – August 8, 2011

  WEEKLY ECONOMIC UPDATE     WEEKLY QUOTE “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan     WEEKLY TIP If you are presently retiring, moving or divorcing, try tracking all of your expenses for the next few weeks or months. Big life changes like these may mean big revisions to your budget.     …

Monthly Economic Update, August 2011

MONTHLY ECONOMIC UPDATE     MONTHLY QUOTE “The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and I will pay more for that ability than for any other under the sun.”  – John Rockefeller     MONTHLY TIP When was the last time you calculated your net worth? Doing this annually will help you gauge the …

Who is SCORE?

I am proud to be a business mentor for SCORE Charleston.  SCORE provides free counseling and guidance to startup and existing businesses.  The mentor group has an incredibly wide variety of backgrounds. The results of the 2010 impact survey completed by Gallup on behalf of the SCORE Foundation are now available and are a testament to the organization.  In 2010, …

Best Places to retire to, or to set up your business?

THE BEST AND THE WORST  Rounding up the rankings of places to be (and not to be) financially.  Presented by Reeve Conover   Do you live in one of the worst tax states for retirees? Are you fortunate enough to live in one of the best states to do business? Here is a roundup of the miscellaneous, fascinating rankings offered …

2nd Quarter Economic Update

Reeve Conover Presents:   QUARTERLY ECONOMIC UPDATE     QUOTE OF THE QUARTER “Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.”  – John Wooden     QUARTERLY TIP Do you regularly log into your bank account or credit card to verify charges? If you don’t bank online – do you carefully check your monthly statements? If not, you should. …

Eldercare Takes Its Toll on Employees and Employers

by Michael Haberman on July 13, 2011 · 4 comments Eldercare has become a much bigger issue in recent years than it has been in the past. There are several reasons, prime among them is the increasing life expectancy. The pressures that accompany caring for aging parents take a toll on employees and on their employers.  Craig Schneider of the …