By Jim Stice | Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Do you own any shares of stock? Half of all U.S. households do.
The 2010 Survey of Consumer Finances (commissioned every three years by the Federal Reserve) found that 49.9 percent of all U.S. households own shares of stock, either as direct investments in specific companies, or as an investment in a mutual fund, retirement plan, or other stock investment vehicle. Even in households where the head of the house is younger than 35, 39.8 percent own some shares of stock.
By Judy Steiner-Williams | Thursday, August 07, 2014
It’s a common reaction when grammar is mentioned. Why? “The rules keep changing.” “Nobody really knows or cares what’s correct.” “And come on, you knew what I meant.”
I’m going to debunk those excuses and give you some tricks for learning the rules of grammar.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Here’s a funny truth: Even very experienced and successful professionals occasionally forget what it means to behave correctly and courteously at work.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Want to face less friction at the office? Sure—who doesn’t?
This week I’ll show you how to handle conflict at work with smart decision-making and positive debate.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, July 28, 2014
Lots of offices have calendar scheduling systems in place, like Outlook, Google, or Lotus Notes. If you want to schedule a meeting, you can add your list of invitees and see when they’re all available to schedule it. It’s an easy process.
What’s not so easy is when you need to schedule a meeting for a group of people who aren’t on a unified calendar scheduling app.
You know what happens next: The emails start flying around with everyone listing dates they’re available, and dates they’re not. It’s nearly impossible for everyone to wade through each other’s typed-out schedules to find a single date and time when everyone is free—and by the time you find it, one of the guests has suddenly become unavailable again.
In this week’s Monday Productivity Pointers, I’ll show you a website that can help with this process.
By Jess Stratton | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Sharing and simultaneous collaboration is a huge benefit to using Google drive—but what if you have to share a Google Doc file (such as a word-processing document) with a user who doesn’t actually have a Google account?
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Have you ever sworn that you would never engage in office politics? It’s hard to blame you. Politics is dirty, self-serving, and underhanded, right? Well—not really. Sometimes it can be, but that’s a comment about the nature of the leadership team, not politics.
In this week’s first tip, I show you why politics in and of itself is neither good nor bad. It’s like any form of communication; it depends on how you use it. Let’s be clear: You should be politically active. You can be ethical, kind, and virtuous, but you do need to learn to play politics.
By Elizabeth Marsten | Tuesday, July 15, 2014
One of the most common complaints I hear about unsuccessful PPC marketing is that “it just didn’t work,” “I didn’t have time,” or “I didn’t see a return on my investment.” All are fair and common problems—and completely understandable. The notion of paying on a per-click basis may seem simple, but it can spiral into a very expensive, complex, and frustrating time sink.
Here’s how to run smart PPC campaigns and avoid wasting your advertising dollars.
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