What Lies Ahead For Social Security?
Are lawmakers going to make needed changes or is politics going to continue to get in the way?
Social Security is no longer self supporting, and as millions of baby boomers begin to retire, the problems that are plaguing the system are getting worse and cannot continue to be neglected and left for future generations to fix.
Social Security is a very important issue because, once most people retire, their standard of living becomes tied to the amount of benefits they receive. In some cases, Social Security may be their only source of income or it may be in addition to their pension from their jobs. If this is their only source of income, Social Security will be critical to their survival, especially as they grow older.
This makes reforming Social Security a very important matter. The changes that are made will have an impact on retirees for twenty, thirty, forty or more year into the future. The million dollar question right now is how it's going to effect the workers of today. Is there going to enough money in the Social Security Trust Fund to pay their benefits?
People are living longer with each generation. So those who are elected to govern should start making the tough decisions that are plaguing Social Security, stop playing politics, and get........
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Is Mixing Business And Friendship A Good Idea?
Make sure your friendship is strong enough to take the ups and downs that come with working a business.
It’s great to have a trusted friend around when you start a business, but there may come a time when you will have to decide how to balance your friendship and your business with what you want to accomplish. Going into business with a friend may be a great way to get a business moving quickly, and you and your friend may make a great team, but there may be points of contention.
Before you decide to go into business with a friend, ask yourself how important their friendship is to you. Many friendships are lost due to business dealings. This doesn't’t mean that bad things happen every time friends join forces to start a business, but it happens more often than you might think.
Conventional wisdom suggests that the best people to partner with when starting a business are those you know and trust. This is true to a certain degree, but there are pitfalls. What happens if things don’t go well? Are you prepared for the loss of a friend due to rigors of running a business?
If money is lost or the business goes bankrupt, will all parties come to terms with it or is this where anger and the blame game come into play? Believe it or not, you may be the one who........
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Being a successful business owner means more than knowing one's industry and understanding the basic concepts of leadership, management, or motivation. It means being able to master many areas of business, and knowing how each of these areas relate to and build on each other. It also means understanding how those areas change as a business goes through its inevitable life cycle, and how the owner must be prepared to change with them. The Facts of Business Life is the first book designed to provide readers with the means of achieving the kind of long-term understanding that is the key to true and lasting success.
Written by a successful businessman with four decades of ownership experience, the book covers the seven facts of business life that every successful business owner knows: "If You Don't Lead, No One Will Follow," "If You Don't Control It, You Don't Own It," "Protecting Your Company's Assets Should be Your First Priority," "Planning Is About Preparing for the Future, Not Predicting It," "If You Don't Market Your Business, You Won't Have One," "The Marketplace Is a War Zone," and "You Don't Just Have to Know the Business You're In, You Have to Know Business."
Devoting one chapter to each fact, the book explains what it is, what it means, and, most important, how it can help entrepreneurs achieve success and avoid potentially harmful mistakes. Equally important, each chapter enables readers to not only understand the facts on their own, but also how they........