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Among the measures adopted by agency members Bolingbrook, Homer Glen, Romeoville, Lemont and Woodridge are a formalized “cash receipting policy,” according to agency documents. click here, click here, click here

Going forward, Woodridge, acting as the agency’s treasurer, will invoice members of the agency for 50 percent of their share of the annual budget in January, followed by the other 50 percent in July. click here, click here

If agency funds fall below 25 percent of the annual budget, the second invoice may be sent out sooner. click here, click here, click here,

lso will prepare an annual financial report and has created a fund to better track all receipts and disbursements, according to agency documents. click here, click here

The audit of the agency, the first in its history, found that it ran deficits at the end of each fiscal year from 2009 to 2014. click here, click here

Dan Berg of Sikich LLP, which conducted the audit, said in December that implementing basic billing procedures and other financial processes would “be relatively easy.” click here, click here

The audit Berg presented to the agency in December was just a few pages long. click here, click here, click here

“Auditors would like to have something to audit,” Berg told the board in December. click here, click here, click here

The following chart, taken from EY’s European Banking Barometer 2015 suggests this will not be a good year for people working in the financial services industry. In almost all cases it will, in fact, be worse than 2014. click here, click here,

Surprisingly, or not, this applies equally to people working in the supposedly ‘hot’ areas of compliance, risk and IT. click here,

The only jobs that look safe this year? Based upon EY’s Barometer, which is in turn based upon interviews with 226 senior bankers, you could try jobs in corporate banking, private banking, and wealth management. You don’t want to be working in a ‘head office function.’ click here,

The litigation has cost the towns more than $1 million so far, with Bolingbrook footing about 80 percent of the bill because it has the most customer taps — roughly 23,000 — affected by the disputed pipeline. click here

Salaries for government workers between Grades 7 and 14 were sufficient, the Minister of Finance, Obaid Al Tayer, told the FNC on Tuesday. click here

“There has been a 45 per cent addition in the salaries timetable,” Mr Al Tayer said. click here

“Since 2012, on the basic salary nationals filling these grades enjoy a Dh600 allowance for each newborn child, without a cap on the number of children, and a Dh125 annual bonus.” click here,

Sultan Al Shamsi, a member from Ajman, said that given the high cost of living minimum salaries must be reconsidered. click here, click here

“The overall salary of federal government Grade 10 employees under the married category is Dh7,976 a month,” Mr Al Shamsi said. “Once pension contributions are deducted, the amount is just Dh7,500.” click here, click here, click here

Lower grades earn a minimum of about Dh4,000, he said. click here, click here

“Why won’t the minimum salaries be reconsidered?” Mr Al Shamsi asked. click here, click here

“The lowest retirement salary is Dh10,000. Is it logical that an employee who goes to work every day earns Dh5,000, while one who is sleeping at home receives Dh10,000?” click here

Those in Grades 11 to 14 are employees with a middle-school education. click here, click here

Mr Al Tayer said that changing salaries for those grades would mean amending the entire salary structure, leading to additional costs. click here

Mr Al Shamsi argued that housing allowances, which vary from Dh700 to Dh2,000 for these grades, are “illogical because they are not enough”. click here

He requested that nationals’ allowance be raised to at least Dh3,000, making the overall salary no less than Dh10,000, and pointed out that the Sharjah Government had recently raised the minimum salary to Dh11,000 a month. click here

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French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said it is his responsibility to study ways to generate exceptional receipts as an alternative to the proposed special purpose vehicle to lease military equipment for the services. my site, blog, my site

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will address board members of the Reserve Bank here on March 22 to inform them about steps taken in the Budget for 2015-16 to boost economic growth and contain fiscal deficit. my site, continue, read more

Jaitley, who presented the Budget on February 28, is likely to inform the RBI board about steps taken to contain fiscal deficit and may underline the need to lower interest rates to promote growth. continue, read more, click here

The meeting comes against the backdrop of RBI on March 4 announcing a 0.25 percentage point rate cut within days of unveiling of the Union Budget. click here, continue, my site, continue

Jaitley is likely to compliment the central bank for the rate cut. This was the second surprise rate cut outside regular policy review in .. blog, click here, blog

The RBI’s decision to cut its policy or repo rate to 7.5 per cent — after another cut from 8 per cent to 7.75 per cent on January 15 — is also expected to lower the cost of capital for companies and give a fillip to the investment climate. click here, blog, read more

Social Finance Inc., the online-lending platform known as SoFi, is planning an initial public offering that would value the company at $3.5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said, almost triple what it received in a recent funding round., read more, read more

The company may raise $500 million this year, said the people, who asked not to be named because the information is private. The San Francisco-based startup plans to file its prospectus confidentially in the second quarter and proceed in the second half, the people said. That timeline may change depending on market conditions. read more, blog,click here

SoFi would follow online-lending pioneer LendingClub Corp. in tapping public markets. LendingClub was the first marketplace lender to hold an IPO, and now has a valuation of about $7.4 billion. SoFi, with 200 employees, started in 2011 as a peer-to-peer lending company for Stanford University students and graduates — with funds crowd-sourced from the school’s alumni. It has since expanded nationally with offerings including mortgages and personal loans. blog, read more, blog

SoFi is planning to work with Goldman Sachs Group Corp. and Morgan Stanley on the IPO, said the people, though Chief Executive Officer Michael Cagney hasn’t decided which firm will be the lead bank. Goldman Sachs has a history with the company, the people said: it helped SoFi to raise $200 million last month at a valuation of $1.3 billion, from investors including Third Point Ventures and Wellington Management Co.

A representative for SoFi declined to comment, as did a spokesman for Goldman Sachs. A representative for Morgan Stanley wasn’t immediately reachable for comment. read more, read, blog

Under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, companies with less than $1 billion in revenue can file for an IPO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission privately and work out the details with the SEC outside the public eye., blog, blog, blog

In the year following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, the unemployment rate in the US jumped from 6 per cent to 10 per cent. click here, click here

I don’t think we fully comprehend the ramifications of the environmental shift that’s going on in China for our resources-led economy.

It’s taken six years for the US jobless rate to return to those pre-GFC levels, but it’s finally there. click here, click here, click here

In the past year, some 3.3 million new jobs were added to the US economy, with the unemployment rate falling to 5.5 per cent in February. read more

That’s at the top of the range the US Federal Reserve considers to be full employment. read more, read more

It’s not quite a jobs nirvana yet, though.As in Australia, wage growth remains below inflation and the participation rate is below par—suggesting there is still a bit of slack in the labour market. continue, more, click here, click here, click here

There’s no doubt, however, that the US economy has turned a significant corner, with companies feeling confident enough now to expand and employ more staff—which means wages will eventually rise. continue, read this, click here

Indeed, WalMart, the world’s largest retailer, has announced it will be spending US$1 billion this year increasing wages of a large proportion of its US workforce. click here So will this latest jobs data trigger US rate risethat markets have been bracing for? more The reaction of the financial markets on Friday night would suggest the chances of that are now heightened. more The US dollar surged to an 11 year high against the euro. read this Our currency was crunched down to 77 US cents in the process—before the jobs data came out it had been trading at 78.4 US cents. continue, click here Wall Street shed 1.5 per cent because investors tend to leave the risky share market when interest rates are rising for safer havens like bonds and the currency. read this, click here The question now is whether the Fed feels the wider economy is ready for higher interest rates. It’s kept them at near zero since December 2008. more, continue

The Fed meets next week, so there will be a lot of focus on the language coming out of that meeting. Odds have already shortened for a rate rise in June. read this

There have been big falls in the euro too. Is thatalso all about the prospect of higher interest rates in the US? read this

Not entirely. It’s also because the eurozone is going in the opposite direction to the United States. It’s aggressively easing monetary policy just as the US moves to start hiking its rates. read this

On Monday European time, the European Central Bank will begin its own massive quantitative easing program. read this

It will start buying private and government bonds at the rate of 60 billion euros a month in its bid to inject some extra growth and inflation into the eurozone economies. more

That’s triggering sharp moves in currency markets, with the euro sinking to 11-year lows against the US dollar on Friday. more

It fell through the psychologically important US$1.10 level on Thursday and after the strong US jobs report fell even further to US$1.08—about a 10 per cent decline since the start of the year. more

The euro has also slid against our weaker dollar. It was buying around 71 euro cents on Monday morning, so perhaps a holiday in Europe this year makes more sense than the US. more

After rising again last week, European stocks are now nearly 15 per cent higher since the start of the year. US shares, meanwhile, are treading water. click here

This could finally be Europe’s year, so long as it’s able to contain the Greek debt crisis. more

The higher US dollar is also putting further pressure on commodity prices. That’s not good news for Australia, is it? read, click, more No it isn’t—because commodities are priced in US dollars, demand falls when the greenback rises, which pushes down the price further. more, blog

On Friday the price of iron ore, our main export earner, fell to a new low of US$58.20 a tonne. At its peak in September 2011, iron ore was fetching US$181 a tonne—so we’ve seen a decline of 67 per cent. blog, read Another factor weighing on the price of iron ore is China’s increased focus on cutting pollution. The Chinese government has threatened to shut down more steel mills this year, which in turn will further dampen demand and prices., blogChinese trade data out yesterday underlined the continuing hit to commodities. blog read

The value of Australian exports to China dropped by nearly 29 per cent in the first two months of this year, mainly due to the falling price of iron ore and coal. read

I don’t think we fully comprehend the ramifications of the environmental shift that’s going on in China for our resources-led economy. It certainly wasn’t modelled in the latest intergeneration report. read, click

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The special purpose vehicle is a measure proposed by Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and backed by Economy and Industry Minister Emmanuel Macron. But the Finance Ministry seeks to trim the budget, a parliamentary source said. my site, click here, my site

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will address board members of the Reserve Bank here on March 22 to inform them about steps taken in the Budget for 2015-16 to boost economic growth and contain fiscal deficit. my site, click here, click here

Jaitley, who presented the Budget on February 28, is likely to inform the RBI board about steps taken to contain fiscal deficit and may underline the need to lower interest rates to promote growth. read more, blog, continue

The meeting comes against the backdrop of RBI on March 4 announcing a 0.25 percentage point rate cut within days of unveiling of the Union Budget. my site, blog, read more, blog

Jaitley is likely to compliment the central bank for the rate cut. This was the second surprise rate cut outside regular policy review in .. click here, blog, read more

The RBI’s decision to cut its policy or repo rate to 7.5 per cent — after another cut from 8 per cent to 7.75 per cent on January 15 — is also expected to lower the cost of capital for companies and give a fillip to the investment climate. click here, read more, read more

Social Finance Inc., the online-lending platform known as SoFi, is planning an initial public offering that would value the company at $3.5 billion, people with knowledge of the matter said, almost triple what it received in a recent funding round., click here, click here

The company may raise $500 million this year, said the people, who asked not to be named because the information is private. The San Francisco-based startup plans to file its prospectus confidentially in the second quarter and proceed in the second half, the people said. That timeline may change depending on market conditions. read more, read more,read more

SoFi would follow online-lending pioneer LendingClub Corp. in tapping public markets. LendingClub was the first marketplace lender to hold an IPO, and now has a valuation of about $7.4 billion. SoFi, with 200 employees, started in 2011 as a peer-to-peer lending company for Stanford University students and graduates — with funds crowd-sourced from the school’s alumni. It has since expanded nationally with offerings including mortgages and personal loans. click here, blog, click here

SoFi is planning to work with Goldman Sachs Group Corp. and Morgan Stanley on the IPO, said the people, though Chief Executive Officer Michael Cagney hasn’t decided which firm will be the lead bank. Goldman Sachs has a history with the company, the people said: it helped SoFi to raise $200 million last month at a valuation of $1.3 billion, from investors including Third Point Ventures and Wellington Management Co.

A representative for SoFi declined to comment, as did a spokesman for Goldman Sachs. A representative for Morgan Stanley wasn’t immediately reachable for comment. read, read more, read more

So far, SoFi has generated more than $1.75 billion in loans, saving borrowers an average $11,783, according to its website.

Student loans are a ripe area for startups. The climbing cost of college has helped swell total student debt to almost $1.2 trillion, with the federal government holding or backing more than $1 trillion of that amount, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said last year. More than 90 percent of all loans for the last academic year were government backed, according to the College Board., click, read more, blog

In the year following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, the unemployment rate in the US jumped from 6 per cent to 10 per cent. click here, click here

I don’t think we fully comprehend the ramifications of the environmental shift that’s going on in China for our resources-led economy.

It’s taken six years for the US jobless rate to return to those pre-GFC levels, but it’s finally there. click here, click here, click here

In the past year, some 3.3 million new jobs were added to the US economy, with the unemployment rate falling to 5.5 per cent in February. read more

That’s at the top of the range the US Federal Reserve considers to be full employment. read more, read more

It’s not quite a jobs nirvana yet, though.As in Australia, wage growth remains below inflation and the participation rate is below par—suggesting there is still a bit of slack in the labour market. continue, click here, more, continue, read this

There’s no doubt, however, that the US economy has turned a significant corner, with companies feeling confident enough now to expand and employ more staff—which means wages will eventually rise. read this, more, read this

Indeed, WalMart, the world’s largest retailer, has announced it will be spending US$1 billion this year increasing wages of a large proportion of its US workforce. read this So will this latest jobs data trigger US rate risethat markets have been bracing for? more The reaction of the financial markets on Friday night would suggest the chances of that are now heightened. more The US dollar surged to an 11 year high against the euro. read this Our currency was crunched down to 77 US cents in the process—before the jobs data came out it had been trading at 78.4 US cents. continue, continue Wall Street shed 1.5 per cent because investors tend to leave the risky share market when interest rates are rising for safer havens like bonds and the currency. read this, read this The question now is whether the Fed feels the wider economy is ready for higher interest rates. It’s kept them at near zero since December 2008. more, continue

The Fed meets next week, so there will be a lot of focus on the language coming out of that meeting. Odds have already shortened for a rate rise in June. more

There have been big falls in the euro too. Is thatalso all about the prospect of higher interest rates in the US? read this

Not entirely. It’s also because the eurozone is going in the opposite direction to the United States. It’s aggressively easing monetary policy just as the US moves to start hiking its rates. more

On Monday European time, the European Central Bank will begin its own massive quantitative easing program. click here

It will start buying private and government bonds at the rate of 60 billion euros a month in its bid to inject some extra growth and inflation into the eurozone economies. more

That’s triggering sharp moves in currency markets, with the euro sinking to 11-year lows against the US dollar on Friday. continue

It fell through the psychologically important US$1.10 level on Thursday and after the strong US jobs report fell even further to US$1.08—about a 10 per cent decline since the start of the year. continue

The euro has also slid against our weaker dollar. It was buying around 71 euro cents on Monday morning, so perhaps a holiday in Europe this year makes more sense than the US. more

Meanwhile, quantitative easing, the weaker euro, low oil prices, and improved forecasts for GDP growth and inflation are now driving a rally in European shares. read this

This could finally be Europe’s year, so long as it’s able to contain the Greek debt crisis. more

The higher US dollar is also putting further pressure on commodity prices. That’s not good news for Australia, is it? click, read, click No it isn’t—because commodities are priced in US dollars, demand falls when the greenback rises, which pushes down the price further. read, read

On Friday the price of iron ore, our main export earner, fell to a new low of US$58.20 a tonne. At its peak in September 2011, iron ore was fetching US$181 a tonne—so we’ve seen a decline of 67 per cent. more, read Another factor weighing on the price of iron ore is China’s increased focus on cutting pollution. The Chinese government has threatened to shut down more steel mills this year, which in turn will further dampen demand and prices., readChinese trade data out yesterday underlined the continuing hit to commodities. more click

Iron ore export volumes remained steady, though.That means that for the time being our low cost iron ore producers, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, are doing OK. more

A 45 per cent drop in coal imports to China, driven by the slowdown in China as well as its desire to switch to cleaner sources of fuel, is really hurting our Australian coal miners, however. more, read

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Alexis Tsipras appeared to confirm reports he had ordered Varoufakis to keep a lower profile in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel on Saturday. read more, click here, blog

His mood cannot have been helped by the embarrassing leak of his letter on Friday to the Eurogroup detailing reforms ahead of Monday’s talks. The suggestion that the Greek government hire an army of amateur tax inspectors – including tourists – to crack down on tax fraud provoked an amused reaction from commentators. click, blog, click

Survivor benefits are different from spousal benefits, which inflict some severe penalties for starting checks early. When you start spousal benefits before your own full retirement age, you’re locked into a permanently smaller check and you can’t later switch to your own benefit, even if it’s larger. The only way to preserve the ability to switch is to file a restricted application for just the spousal benefit at your own full retirement age (which is 66 for people born from 1943 to 1954 and gradually increases to age 67 for people born in 1955 and later). Then you preserve the right to change to your own benefit when it maxes out at age 70.

Online calculators can help you determine the best Social Security claiming strategy. AARP and T. Rowe Price are among the sites that provide free calculators, but they don’t factor in survivor benefits. Consider spending about $40 for one of the more sophisticated calculators, such as Kotlikoff’s MaximizeMySocialSecurity.com, that can include this read this, more, continue

Questions may be sent to Liz Weston, 3940 Laurel Canyon, No. 238, Studio City, CA 91604, or by using the “Contact” form at asklizweston.com. Distributed by No More Red Inc. more, read, click

On Friday, Deldin said the county is working on the posting for the $132,000-a-year job. He previously told the board that he hoped officials could interview candidates at the end of March and bring a recommendation from Executive Mark Hackel to the board by the end of April. continue, continue, continue

Deldin said there is about a two-week lag after more data was collected about the county for a brochure to be distributed to candidates. The brochure, he said, would include geographical information about the state’s third-largest county for potential out-of-state candidates. click here, click here, click here Deldin said Friday that he didn’t know what the sticking point was for the finalist, but it could have been a combination of salary, benefits and a different retirement plan. click here, click here, click here, click here, click here

Firms are seen adding more staff this month and next after signing off on their headcount for 2015, while bankers are “likely to look at new opportunities” after receiving their bonus payments, Astbury Marsden said in an e-mailed statement. Firms in the City financial district created 3,010 jobs last month after an increase of 2,780 in January, it said. click here, click here, click here

Barclays Plc said on March 3, when reporting full-year earnings, that it expects income from the securities unit in the first quarter to be “well ahead” of the previous three months, citing “current trends and a strong banking pipeline.” click here, click here, click here, click here

At Barclays, variable compensation fell by 22 percent in 2014 from a year earlier. A total of 273 employees were paid between 1 million pounds and 2 million pounds in 2014, down from 363 people a year earlier, with more than half of those staff based in the U.S. and a third in the U.K., the bank said. click here, click here, click here, click here

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, the government-owned British lender, cut variable compensation for 2014 by 26 percent after reporting its seventh annual loss. Lloyds Banking Group Plc cut its bonus pool by 3.6 percent from 2013. read more, read more, read more, read more

“City staff who were planning to move jobs but were waiting to hear about their 2014 bonus will undoubtedly look at new opportunities in the spring, especially if they don’t get the reward they think they deserve,” Adeyeri said. read more, read more, read more, read more

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was sued for sexual discrimination by a research analyst who said the bank and its managers deprived her of a promotion, pay and bonuses. read more, read more, read more

Sonia Pereiro-Mendez, an executive director still employed by the bank, was given permission by a judge in London Friday to pursue some of her claims against the company in relation to a bonus for 2010. Judge Alison Lewzey dismissed other parts of the lawsuit over allegations that managers gave better opportunities to her male colleagues. read more, read more, read more

While some of the allegations predate the birth of her first child, Pereiro-Mendez said some claims related to the period after she took six months of maternity leave in 2012, followed by a month of vacation and two months of sick leave for treatment of a “pre-cancerous condition.” click here, click here, click here, click here

In court papers responding to the suit, Goldman denied Pereiro-Mendez’s claims. It also said her performance in 2010 was ranked in the lowest 25 percent of employees at the firm and the lowest 10 percent in 2011 and 2013 and didn’t merit the rewards she is seeking. click here, click here, click here, click here

She joined the firm in Frankfurt in 2003 and moved to a position in London in 2005, according to her claim. She was promoted to executive director in 2009 and earned a base salary of 250,000 pounds in 2010 and 2011. That dropped to 192,000 pounds in 2012 and she didn’t receive bonuses in 2011 and 2013. click here, blog, read more

In 2001, I was doing well at my job at Cisco Systems, leading a group that helped companies we’d acquired adjust to life at the networking giant. But this was the beginning of an era of massive layoffs in Silicon Valley and across the U.S., and my employer was no different: I knew my job may be in danger. Yet by the summer of 2002, I was in Singapore, having survived a rough period at the company. I felt relieved and excited to have a new assignment, and a job.

Two years later, I was out—an abrupt end to what I thought would be a lifetime relationship with my employer. read more, click, read more

What happened? I got talked into a bad assignment. With jobs at a premium, a colleague dazzled me with talk about how an international role would round out The person also planted the relocation idea with my manager and urged others to sell me on the opportunity. It seemed like a great idea at the time, but in retrospect, it was clear I hadn’t considered all the angles. Years later, I discovered that my helpful colleague had viewed me as a threat and wanted me out of the way. read this, continue, continue, continue

Not long after settling into my new job, headquarters seemed to challenge most of my decisions. I wasn’t aware I had my own personal saboteur back in the U.S. who was busy planting seeds of doubt with my boss and others about my effectiveness. blog, read, read, blog

Question the source. Before making any major career moves based on someone’s advice, don’t assume you know their motives, nor that they have your best interests in mind. Weigh different opinions carefully, especially if they’re coming from someone who may benefit from your decision. click here, blog, read

Phone home. If you’re going to be far from headquarters, it’s critical that you figure out a way to set up frequent contact. That way you can smooth out any misunderstandings or misperceptions. If you can’t visit the home office (whether because of a hectic schedule or cost), invite your manager to visit. If that’s not an alternative, use conference calls or Skype to stay at the front of your colleagues’ minds. click here, click here, click here

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Avgi warned that Varoufakis was “going to spend all the profits” of the support he had garnered for Greece since his unexpected elevation to international economics rock star. read more, blog, click here

As Greece headed into a meeting with Eurogroup finance ministers on Monday, where it will argue to be allowed to raise more cash, the normally voluble Varoufakis has become uncharacteristically careful, also stepping back from social media in recent days. His last tweet on March 1 was “dedicated to muck-racking journalists”. read more, read, click here

Survivor benefits are different from spousal benefits, which inflict some severe penalties for starting checks early. When you start spousal benefits before your own full retirement age, you’re locked into a permanently smaller check and you can’t later switch to your own benefit, even if it’s larger. The only way to preserve the ability to switch is to file a restricted application for just the spousal benefit at your own full retirement age (which is 66 for people born from 1943 to 1954 and gradually increases to age 67 for people born in 1955 and later). Then you preserve the right to change to your own benefit when it maxes out at age 70.

With survivor benefits, starting early means a reduced check – your widower benefit at 60 would be 30% smaller than if you waited until your full retirement age – but you can switch to your own benefit later. And if you don’t work, starting survivor benefits at 60 is the better course, said economist Laurence Kotlikoff, coauthor of “Getting What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Social Security.” more, continue, continue

A cousin’s boss died and in his will left $85,000 for each of the company’s 10 employees. What are the tax consequences for her? blog, blog, more

Pete Provenzano stepped down as county finance director in August to become vice chancellor of administrative services at Oakland Community College. click here, continue, continue

Deldin said there is about a two-week lag after more data was collected about the county for a brochure to be distributed to candidates. The brochure, he said, would include geographical information about the state’s third-largest county for potential out-of-state candidates. click here, click here, click here Deldin told the board he thought the compensation being offered might have been inadequate. He said human resources did a quick search of finance director salaries of counties in metro Detroit and elsewhere in Michigan, such as Kent County, but it showed Macomb County was “on the high end. We’re not the highest, but we’re on the high end,” he told the board. click here, click here, click here, click here, click here

London’s financial-services companies are set to step up hiring after the number of new jobs jumped 17 percent in February from a year ago, boosted by reviving global equities markets, according to a recruitment firm. click here, click here, click here

Barclays Plc said on March 3, when reporting full-year earnings, that it expects income from the securities unit in the first quarter to be “well ahead” of the previous three months, citing “current trends and a strong banking pipeline.” click here, click here, click here, click here

At Barclays, variable compensation fell by 22 percent in 2014 from a year earlier. A total of 273 employees were paid between 1 million pounds and 2 million pounds in 2014, down from 363 people a year earlier, with more than half of those staff based in the U.S. and a third in the U.K., the bank said. click here, click here, click here, click here

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, the government-owned British lender, cut variable compensation for 2014 by 26 percent after reporting its seventh annual loss. Lloyds Banking Group Plc cut its bonus pool by 3.6 percent from 2013. read more, read more, read more, read more

“City staff who were planning to move jobs but were waiting to hear about their 2014 bonus will undoubtedly look at new opportunities in the spring, especially if they don’t get the reward they think they deserve,” Adeyeri said. read more, read more, read more, read more

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was sued for sexual discrimination by a research analyst who said the bank and its managers deprived her of a promotion, pay and bonuses. read more, read more, read more

Sonia Pereiro-Mendez, an executive director still employed by the bank, was given permission by a judge in London Friday to pursue some of her claims against the company in relation to a bonus for 2010. Judge Alison Lewzey dismissed other parts of the lawsuit over allegations that managers gave better opportunities to her male colleagues. read more, read more, read more

While some of the allegations predate the birth of her first child, Pereiro-Mendez said some claims related to the period after she took six months of maternity leave in 2012, followed by a month of vacation and two months of sick leave for treatment of a “pre-cancerous condition.” click here, click here, click here, click here

A spokesman for Goldman, Sebastian Howell, declined to comment on the London case. A lawyer for Pereiro-Mendez said she declined to comment on the case.

Pereiro-Mendez has been on sick leave since January 2014 and filed a grievance in April after an executive at the firm told her that managers “want to get rid of you,” according to the lawsuit. click here, click here, click here, click here

She joined the firm in Frankfurt in 2003 and moved to a position in London in 2005, according to her claim. She was promoted to executive director in 2009 and earned a base salary of 250,000 pounds in 2010 and 2011. That dropped to 192,000 pounds in 2012 and she didn’t receive bonuses in 2011 and 2013. click here, blog, click here

In 2001, I was doing well at my job at Cisco Systems, leading a group that helped companies we’d acquired adjust to life at the networking giant. But this was the beginning of an era of massive layoffs in Silicon Valley and across the U.S., and my employer was no different: I knew my job may be in danger. Yet by the summer of 2002, I was in Singapore, having survived a rough period at the company. I felt relieved and excited to have a new assignment, and a job.

Two years later, I was out—an abrupt end to what I thought would be a lifetime relationship with my employer. blog, read, click here

What happened? I got talked into a bad assignment. With jobs at a premium, a colleague dazzled me with talk about how an international role would round out The person also planted the relocation idea with my manager and urged others to sell me on the opportunity. It seemed like a great idea at the time, but in retrospect, it was clear I hadn’t considered all the angles. Years later, I discovered that my helpful colleague had viewed me as a threat and wanted me out of the way. read this, click here, continue, continue

My career has survived despite the setback. I write this not to foment paranoia, but to point out that your colleagues may have an agenda that conflicts with yours. At the same time, even the strongest relationships in one location can erode quickly when you’re several time zones away. Here are a few simple strategies to consider should you find yourself in a similar situation. blog, more, blog, more

Question the source. Before making any major career moves based on someone’s advice, don’t assume you know their motives, nor that they have your best interests in mind. Weigh different opinions carefully, especially if they’re coming from someone who may benefit from your decision. blog, read, click here

Phone home. If you’re going to be far from headquarters, it’s critical that you figure out a way to set up frequent contact. That way you can smooth out any misunderstandings or misperceptions. If you can’t visit the home office (whether because of a hectic schedule or cost), invite your manager to visit. If that’s not an alternative, use conference calls or Skype to stay at the front of your colleagues’ minds. click here, click here, click here

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Alexis Tsipras appeared to confirm reports he had ordered Varoufakis to keep a lower profile in an interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel on Saturday. click here, click here, blog

As Greece headed into a meeting with Eurogroup finance ministers on Monday, where it will argue to be allowed to raise more cash, the normally voluble Varoufakis has become uncharacteristically careful, also stepping back from social media in recent days. His last tweet on March 1 was “dedicated to muck-racking journalists”. read, read more, click here

Dear Liz: I earned more than my wife, who died at age 57 after 18 years of marriage. When I turn 60, can I take survivor Social Security benefits based on her work record and then request my benefit at age 70?

If you work, however, the math becomes less clear. When you start benefits early, your check is reduced $1 for every $2 you earn over a certain limit, which in 2015 is $15,720. That penalty disappears once you hit your full retirement age. click here, read this, more

Questions may be sent to Liz Weston, 3940 Laurel Canyon, No. 238, Studio City, CA 91604, or by using the “Contact” form at asklizweston.com. Distributed by No More Red Inc. more, blog, read

On Friday, Deldin said the county is working on the posting for the $132,000-a-year job. He previously told the board that he hoped officials could interview candidates at the end of March and bring a recommendation from Executive Mark Hackel to the board by the end of April. click here, blog, blog

Deldin said there is about a two-week lag after more data was collected about the county for a brochure to be distributed to candidates. The brochure, he said, would include geographical information about the state’s third-largest county for potential out-of-state candidates. click here, click here, click here Deldin said Friday that he didn’t know what the sticking point was for the finalist, but it could have been a combination of salary, benefits and a different retirement plan. click here, click here, click here, click here, click here

London’s financial-services companies are set to step up hiring after the number of new jobs jumped 17 percent in February from a year ago, boosted by reviving global equities markets, according to a recruitment firm. click here, click here, click here

Barclays Plc said on March 3, when reporting full-year earnings, that it expects income from the securities unit in the first quarter to be “well ahead” of the previous three months, citing “current trends and a strong banking pipeline.” click here, click here, click here, click here

At Barclays, variable compensation fell by 22 percent in 2014 from a year earlier. A total of 273 employees were paid between 1 million pounds and 2 million pounds in 2014, down from 363 people a year earlier, with more than half of those staff based in the U.S. and a third in the U.K., the bank said. click here, click here, click here, click here

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, the government-owned British lender, cut variable compensation for 2014 by 26 percent after reporting its seventh annual loss. Lloyds Banking Group Plc cut its bonus pool by 3.6 percent from 2013. read more, read more, read more, read more

“City staff who were planning to move jobs but were waiting to hear about their 2014 bonus will undoubtedly look at new opportunities in the spring, especially if they don’t get the reward they think they deserve,” Adeyeri said. read more, read more, read more, read more

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was sued for sexual discrimination by a research analyst who said the bank and its managers deprived her of a promotion, pay and bonuses. read more, read more, read more

Sonia Pereiro-Mendez, an executive director still employed by the bank, was given permission by a judge in London Friday to pursue some of her claims against the company in relation to a bonus for 2010. Judge Alison Lewzey dismissed other parts of the lawsuit over allegations that managers gave better opportunities to her male colleagues. read more, read more, read more

Pereiro-Mendez, who made $700,000 in 2010 in salary and bonuses, said in the lawsuit that she was excluded from meetings and client dinners and “publicly undermined,” while male colleagues were paid more for similar work and one was promoted to managing director. In 2013, she said, she was seated at a desk previously occupied by an administrative assistant. click here, click here, click here, click here

A spokesman for Goldman, Sebastian Howell, declined to comment on the London case. A lawyer for Pereiro-Mendez said she declined to comment on the case.

Pereiro-Mendez has been on sick leave since January 2014 and filed a grievance in April after an executive at the firm told her that managers “want to get rid of you,” according to the lawsuit. click here, click here, click here, click here

She joined the firm in Frankfurt in 2003 and moved to a position in London in 2005, according to her claim. She was promoted to executive director in 2009 and earned a base salary of 250,000 pounds in 2010 and 2011. That dropped to 192,000 pounds in 2012 and she didn’t receive bonuses in 2011 and 2013. click here, read more, blog

In 2001, I was doing well at my job at Cisco Systems, leading a group that helped companies we’d acquired adjust to life at the networking giant. But this was the beginning of an era of massive layoffs in Silicon Valley and across the U.S., and my employer was no different: I knew my job may be in danger. Yet by the summer of 2002, I was in Singapore, having survived a rough period at the company. I felt relieved and excited to have a new assignment, and a job.

Two years later, I was out—an abrupt end to what I thought would be a lifetime relationship with my employer. click, read more, read more

What happened? I got talked into a bad assignment. With jobs at a premium, a colleague dazzled me with talk about how an international role would round out The person also planted the relocation idea with my manager and urged others to sell me on the opportunity. It seemed like a great idea at the time, but in retrospect, it was clear I hadn’t considered all the angles. Years later, I discovered that my helpful colleague had viewed me as a threat and wanted me out of the way. continue, read this, read this, more

My career has survived despite the setback. I write this not to foment paranoia, but to point out that your colleagues may have an agenda that conflicts with yours. At the same time, even the strongest relationships in one location can erode quickly when you’re several time zones away. Here are a few simple strategies to consider should you find yourself in a similar situation. blog, read, click, read

Question the source. Before making any major career moves based on someone’s advice, don’t assume you know their motives, nor that they have your best interests in mind. Weigh different opinions carefully, especially if they’re coming from someone who may benefit from your decision. continue, click here, read

Expand your bench. When gathering information to make a decision on something as major as a relocation or new job, get advice from a variety of reliable sources. Mostly, determine whether the job fits your career path. Talk to your manager, human resources—essentially anyone with valuable perspective. Think about where you want your career to be two or three jobs after this one. Will the new position get you there? click here, click here, click here

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“Yanis, don’t overdo it,” the paper said. “Because the economy isn’t only about the science of handling the budget. It’s about being frugal with words too.” click here, read more, click here

A cartoon in the liberal daily Kathimerini on Wednesday lampooned his omnipresence on TV, with a woman telling her husband to change channel every time Varoufakis popped up on the screen and her husband saying, “But I am!” read, click, read more

One way to save for retirement with plenty of flexibility is to fund a Roth IRA each year. You don’t get a tax deduction upfront, but you can withdraw your contributions at any time without penalty. If you don’t tap the money until you’re 59 1/2 or older, your contributions and your earnings are tax free if you’ve had the account at least five years. Another advantage of a Roth is that you’re not required to start distributions after age 701/2, as you are with other retirement accounts.

With survivor benefits, starting early means a reduced check – your widower benefit at 60 would be 30% smaller than if you waited until your full retirement age – but you can switch to your own benefit later. And if you don’t work, starting survivor benefits at 60 is the better course, said economist Laurence Kotlikoff, coauthor of “Getting What’s Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Social Security.” continue, continue, more

If she lives in Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Nebraska, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, she could owe a maximum of 16% of the money to her state. Typically the rate depends on the relationship between the deceased and the heir, with close relatives paying less than more distant relatives and friends (or employees). blog, read, click

Assistant Finance Director Stephen Smigiel has served as interim director since Sept. 1, guiding the county through some of the busiest and possibly most important financial times in its history – deciding to take out more than $300 million in bonds for retiree health care and renovations to its downtown Mt. Clemens campus. blog, read, read

There were about eight people with experience in the government sector. Of those, three candidates were interviewed. A finalist was selected and the county made an offer, Deldin told the board, but the two parties could not reach an agreement. click here, click here, click here He told commissioners that while the county is competitive “finance directors are hard to recruit, especially in an environment where you’re constantly cutting, cutting, cutting.” click here, click here, click here, click here, click here

London’s financial-services companies are set to step up hiring after the number of new jobs jumped 17 percent in February from a year ago, boosted by reviving global equities markets, according to a recruitment firm. click here, click here, click here

A strong global equities market and positive economic noises emanating from the U.S. and the euro zone contributed to increased hiring activity in February,” Christopher Adeyeri, associate director at Astbury Marsden, said in the statement. “City hiring activity tends to slow through January and February as firms finalize their recruitment plans for 2015.” click here, click here, click here, click here

At Barclays, variable compensation fell by 22 percent in 2014 from a year earlier. A total of 273 employees were paid between 1 million pounds and 2 million pounds in 2014, down from 363 people a year earlier, with more than half of those staff based in the U.S. and a third in the U.K., the bank said. click here, click here, click here, click here

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, the government-owned British lender, cut variable compensation for 2014 by 26 percent after reporting its seventh annual loss. Lloyds Banking Group Plc cut its bonus pool by 3.6 percent from 2013. read more, read more, read more, read more

“City staff who were planning to move jobs but were waiting to hear about their 2014 bonus will undoubtedly look at new opportunities in the spring, especially if they don’t get the reward they think they deserve,” Adeyeri said. read more, read more, read more, read more

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was sued for sexual discrimination by a research analyst who said the bank and its managers deprived her of a promotion, pay and bonuses. read more, read more, read more

Sonia Pereiro-Mendez, an executive director still employed by the bank, was given permission by a judge in London Friday to pursue some of her claims against the company in relation to a bonus for 2010. Judge Alison Lewzey dismissed other parts of the lawsuit over allegations that managers gave better opportunities to her male colleagues. read more, read more, read more

Pereiro-Mendez, who made $700,000 in 2010 in salary and bonuses, said in the lawsuit that she was excluded from meetings and client dinners and “publicly undermined,” while male colleagues were paid more for similar work and one was promoted to managing director. In 2013, she said, she was seated at a desk previously occupied by an administrative assistant. click here, click here, click here, click here

In court papers responding to the suit, Goldman denied Pereiro-Mendez’s claims. It also said her performance in 2010 was ranked in the lowest 25 percent of employees at the firm and the lowest 10 percent in 2011 and 2013 and didn’t merit the rewards she is seeking. click here, click here, click here, click here

She joined the firm in Frankfurt in 2003 and moved to a position in London in 2005, according to her claim. She was promoted to executive director in 2009 and earned a base salary of 250,000 pounds in 2010 and 2011. That dropped to 192,000 pounds in 2012 and she didn’t receive bonuses in 2011 and 2013. blog, read more, blog

In 2001, I was doing well at my job at Cisco Systems, leading a group that helped companies we’d acquired adjust to life at the networking giant. But this was the beginning of an era of massive layoffs in Silicon Valley and across the U.S., and my employer was no different: I knew my job may be in danger. Yet by the summer of 2002, I was in Singapore, having survived a rough period at the company. I felt relieved and excited to have a new assignment, and a job.

Two years later, I was out—an abrupt end to what I thought would be a lifetime relationship with my employer. read more, click, blog

What happened? I got talked into a bad assignment. With jobs at a premium, a colleague dazzled me with talk about how an international role would round out The person also planted the relocation idea with my manager and urged others to sell me on the opportunity. It seemed like a great idea at the time, but in retrospect, it was clear I hadn’t considered all the angles. Years later, I discovered that my helpful colleague had viewed me as a threat and wanted me out of the way. more, continue, more, read this

Not long after settling into my new job, headquarters seemed to challenge most of my decisions. I wasn’t aware I had my own personal saboteur back in the U.S. who was busy planting seeds of doubt with my boss and others about my effectiveness. blog, click, more, read

Question the source. Before making any major career moves based on someone’s advice, don’t assume you know their motives, nor that they have your best interests in mind. Weigh different opinions carefully, especially if they’re coming from someone who may benefit from your decision. click here, blog, read

Expand your bench. When gathering information to make a decision on something as major as a relocation or new job, get advice from a variety of reliable sources. Mostly, determine whether the job fits your career path. Talk to your manager, human resources—essentially anyone with valuable perspective. Think about where you want your career to be two or three jobs after this one. Will the new position get you there? click here, click here, click here

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Asked if he had pulled up his charismatic finance chief for giving too many media interviews, Tsipras said: “I have called for less words and more action from all members of the ministerial council (the official name of the cabinet), not just Mr Varoufakis.” click here, read more, blog

As Greece headed into a meeting with Eurogroup finance ministers on Monday, where it will argue to be allowed to raise more cash, the normally voluble Varoufakis has become uncharacteristically careful, also stepping back from social media in recent days. His last tweet on March 1 was “dedicated to muck-racking journalists”. read, read, blog

One way to save for retirement with plenty of flexibility is to fund a Roth IRA each year. You don’t get a tax deduction upfront, but you can withdraw your contributions at any time without penalty. If you don’t tap the money until you’re 59 1/2 or older, your contributions and your earnings are tax free if you’ve had the account at least five years. Another advantage of a Roth is that you’re not required to start distributions after age 701/2, as you are with other retirement accounts.

“Getting a reduced benefit for 10 years, from 60 to 70, is better than getting an unreduced benefit for fewer years,” Kotlikoff said. read this, more, continue

A cousin’s boss died and in his will left $85,000 for each of the company’s 10 employees. What are the tax consequences for her? blog, blog, click

“The finance department is our lifeline to get anything done and we’re looking for the right person,” Deputy County Executive Mark Deldin told county commissioners during an update on the search last month. blog, continue, read

Deldin said there is about a two-week lag after more data was collected about the county for a brochure to be distributed to candidates. The brochure, he said, would include geographical information about the state’s third-largest county for potential out-of-state candidates. click here, click here, click here Deldin told the board he thought the compensation being offered might have been inadequate. He said human resources did a quick search of finance director salaries of counties in metro Detroit and elsewhere in Michigan, such as Kent County, but it showed Macomb County was “on the high end. We’re not the highest, but we’re on the high end,” he told the board. click here, click here, click here, click here, click here

Firms are seen adding more staff this month and next after signing off on their headcount for 2015, while bankers are “likely to look at new opportunities” after receiving their bonus payments, Astbury Marsden said in an e-mailed statement. Firms in the City financial district created 3,010 jobs last month after an increase of 2,780 in January, it said. click here, click here, click here

A strong global equities market and positive economic noises emanating from the U.S. and the euro zone contributed to increased hiring activity in February,” Christopher Adeyeri, associate director at Astbury Marsden, said in the statement. “City hiring activity tends to slow through January and February as firms finalize their recruitment plans for 2015.” click here, click here, click here, click here

At Barclays, variable compensation fell by 22 percent in 2014 from a year earlier. A total of 273 employees were paid between 1 million pounds and 2 million pounds in 2014, down from 363 people a year earlier, with more than half of those staff based in the U.S. and a third in the U.K., the bank said. click here, click here, click here, click here

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, the government-owned British lender, cut variable compensation for 2014 by 26 percent after reporting its seventh annual loss. Lloyds Banking Group Plc cut its bonus pool by 3.6 percent from 2013. read more, read more, read more, read more

“City staff who were planning to move jobs but were waiting to hear about their 2014 bonus will undoubtedly look at new opportunities in the spring, especially if they don’t get the reward they think they deserve,” Adeyeri said. read more, read more, read more, read more

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. was sued for sexual discrimination by a research analyst who said the bank and its managers deprived her of a promotion, pay and bonuses. read more, read more, read more

Sonia Pereiro-Mendez, an executive director still employed by the bank, was given permission by a judge in London Friday to pursue some of her claims against the company in relation to a bonus for 2010. Judge Alison Lewzey dismissed other parts of the lawsuit over allegations that managers gave better opportunities to her male colleagues. read more, read more, read more

While some of the allegations predate the birth of her first child, Pereiro-Mendez said some claims related to the period after she took six months of maternity leave in 2012, followed by a month of vacation and two months of sick leave for treatment of a “pre-cancerous condition.” click here, click here, click here, click here

In court papers responding to the suit, Goldman denied Pereiro-Mendez’s claims. It also said her performance in 2010 was ranked in the lowest 25 percent of employees at the firm and the lowest 10 percent in 2011 and 2013 and didn’t merit the rewards she is seeking. click here, click here, click here, click here

She joined the firm in Frankfurt in 2003 and moved to a position in London in 2005, according to her claim. She was promoted to executive director in 2009 and earned a base salary of 250,000 pounds in 2010 and 2011. That dropped to 192,000 pounds in 2012 and she didn’t receive bonuses in 2011 and 2013. click here, click here, read more

In 2001, I was doing well at my job at Cisco Systems, leading a group that helped companies we’d acquired adjust to life at the networking giant. But this was the beginning of an era of massive layoffs in Silicon Valley and across the U.S., and my employer was no different: I knew my job may be in danger. Yet by the summer of 2002, I was in Singapore, having survived a rough period at the company. I felt relieved and excited to have a new assignment, and a job.

Two years later, I was out—an abrupt end to what I thought would be a lifetime relationship with my employer. read more, click, click here

What happened? I got talked into a bad assignment. With jobs at a premium, a colleague dazzled me with talk about how an international role would “round out” my resume. The person also planted the relocation idea with my manager and urged others to sell me on the opportunity. It seemed like a great idea at the time, but in retrospect, it was clear I hadn’t considered all the angles. Years later, I discovered that my helpful colleague had viewed me as a threat and wanted me out of the way. read this, continue, read this, click here

Not long after settling into my new job, headquarters seemed to challenge most of my decisions. I wasn’t aware I had my own personal saboteur back in the U.S. who was busy planting seeds of doubt with my boss and others about my effectiveness. blog, blog, read, click

Question the source. Before making any major career moves based on someone’s advice, don’t assume you know their motives, nor that they have your best interests in mind. Weigh different opinions carefully, especially if they’re coming from someone who may benefit from your decision. read, click here, read

Phone home. If you’re going to be far from headquarters, it’s critical that you figure out a way to set up frequent contact. That way you can smooth out any misunderstandings or misperceptions. If you can’t visit the home office (whether because of a hectic schedule or cost), invite your manager to visit. If that’s not an alternative, use conference calls or Skype to stay at the front of your colleagues’ minds. click here, click here, click here

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The only catch with the surgery was that his insurance would not pay for the $29,000 procedure. That’s when Harris decided to use his own retirement savings. click here

Harris’ doctor allowed him to pay directly for the medical service he needed, which is an approach known as “boutique medicine.” In some cases, it cuts the insurance company out of the medical equation. click here

School districts and local governments would need to turn to private insurers or start their own fund if the Legislature adopts a provision in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget that does away with a state-managed property insurance program. click here, click here

The fund, which covers $52 billion in property and is supported by more than $27 million in premiums annually, covers everything from street sweepers to salt sheds to dogs and horses for more than 970 municipalities and school districts across the state. Shutting it down would send many units of government to the private insurance market and almost certainly lead to higher costs, said city of Madison risk manager Eric Veum. click here, click here

The proposal orders a halt to the Local Government Property Insurance Fund, which insures property owned by schools, counties, cities and other entities. The program is managed by the state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. Walker’s budget specifies that “no insurance coverage may be issued” under the program after July 1 and no existing coverage may be renewed after Dec. 15, though those dates may change. click here, click here

That was followed, however, by a year of record claims of more than $43.4 million, and a subsequent precipitous drop in the surplus. click here

Supporters of the approach said it gives patients more choices in their care and allows for more time with doctors. click here

But some worry too many physicians will turn to this type of practice, which will add to the doctor shortage, and it can be expensive depending on the service. click here, click here

The OCI has one staff member assigned to manage the fund and contracts with the ASU Group in Madison as policy administrator, and Crawford and Company in Brookfield is the claim administrator. Starting March 1, ASU will take over both services.

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The league — with its membership of 190 cities and 386 villages — is considering insurance alternatives that include contracting with a commercial property insurance carrier, adding property coverage to what it already offers in liability and workers’ compensation insurance, or replicating the existing fund. It would prefer to go through OCI.

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Jack Harris needed something to ease his shoulder and arm pain. A fusion would limit his mobility, but an artificial disc replacement seemed like a good solution. click here

Harris’ doctor allowed him to pay directly for the medical service he needed, which is an approach known as “boutique medicine.” In some cases, it cuts the insurance company out of the medical equation. click here

School districts and local governments would need to turn to private insurers or start their own fund if the Legislature adopts a provision in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget that does away with a state-managed property insurance program. click here, click here

The fund, which covers $52 billion in property and is supported by more than $27 million in premiums annually, covers everything from street sweepers to salt sheds to dogs and horses for more than 970 municipalities and school districts across the state. Shutting it down would send many units of government to the private insurance market and almost certainly lead to higher costs, said city of Madison risk manager Eric Veum. click here, click here

The proposal comes at a time when the fund, which dates to 1911, has seen its surplus decline, partly because in 2009 the Legislature decided its surplus was too high and forced it to refund $12 million to its insureds. click here, click here

That was followed, however, by a year of record claims of more than $43.4 million, and a subsequent precipitous drop in the surplus. click here

Supporters of the approach said it gives patients more choices in their care and allows for more time with doctors. click here

“For lack of a better term, it has a certain snob appeal that I can go to the doctor who I want, not who the insurance company tells me I have to go to,” said Scott Blumenthal, an orthopedic surgeon at the Texas Back Institute. click here, click here

The OCI has one staff member assigned to manage the fund and contracts with the ASU Group in Madison as policy administrator, and Crawford and Company in Brookfield is the claim administrator. Starting March 1, ASU will take over both services.

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The league — with its membership of 190 cities and 386 villages — is considering insurance alternatives that include contracting with a commercial property insurance carrier, adding property coverage to what it already offers in liability and workers’ compensation insurance, or replicating the existing fund. It would prefer to go through OCI.

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The draft is being circulated by Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee; Representative Fred Upton of Michigan, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee; and Representative Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania, chairman of the health subcommittee. It threatens to undermine the progress made in reducing the number of uninsured children, gains that came from enrolling more children in Medicaid and in CHIP, which covers children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid insurance, insurance, insurance, loans, loans

“I can’t live in my house,” O’Brien said. “The Town of Hempstead put up a big sign on it saying it was unfit for human occupancy…It’s got extensive damage” finance

O’Brien said when she tried to collect the insurance money she was denied for owning a pit bull. finance

“It really is a nightmare,” O’Brien said. “I would have never have imagined an insurance company would not pay because of a dog.” finance

She is suing Adirondack Insurance and her insurance broker, Sidakas Insurance Agency, because she believes Sidakas forged her signature on documents that said she did not own any pets. finance

“I never saw the document, I most absolutely never signed it,”O’Brien said. “I trusted Sidakas Agency. I’m not sure who did that at the agency or why they would have done it.” finance

Adirondack had no comment and a call to Sidakas was not returned. finance

O’Brien and her three children are living with friends as she continues to pay the mortgage on her home. finance

A result would be fewer children enrolled in the program. The proposal would also eliminate a requirement that states enroll children who are just above the poverty line in Medicaid. This would enable states to move them from Medicaid back to CHIP, where enrollments are often limited by budget caps. insurance, insurance, insurance

And the proposal would allow states to impose a 12-month waiting period (up from the current 90 days) before children who lose coverage from a parent’s insurance plan can be enrolled in CHIP. That is a very long time for a youngster to go without insurance and the regular care it provides. Many families in that situation will not be able to afford coverage on the new health care exchanges. insurance, insurance, insurance

It would reduce federal financing of CHIP for families with incomes above 250 percent of the federal poverty level and eliminate federal help for those with incomes above 300 percent of the poverty level. More than two dozen states and the District of Columbia now cover children in one or both of those income groups. The proposal would also eliminate an increase in the federal matching rate for CHIP that is scheduled to go into effect in 2016 in all states. insurance, insurance, insurance, loans

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“Families get together and they ask where their loved one is. They’re in jail, they talk about and say, ‘Hey, let’s put our money together,’ and they get together and sometimes come down and bail them out,” bail bondsman Greg Padilla said. He added it’s more than the risk of his business failing – but the system as a whole.

Thanksgiving is typically a busy day for bail bonds companies.

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Padilla has been involved in the family business for the last 30 years, but ever since voters approved Prop 47, fewer people need to be bailed out.

“When people do miss court, and they’re not out on a bond, law enforcement does not have the ability or manpower to go out and apprehend these people,” Padilla said.

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Mr. Picton, 92, a partner and executive in a well-established Toledo insurance firm, died Nov. Carrying on the tradition of that agency was important to him, and that he was providing a service that people needed, and he was trying to do the right thing for people.”

Dean C. 28 in John Knox Village, a Pompano Beach, Fla., retirement community. read more

His son said, “He was following in my grandfather’s footsteps. read more

Google and Apple didn’t respond to requests for comment.

They also raised questions such as: What happens when, say, Google has the data about losses to insurers? Does it charge insurers for it?

He was born Visit site March 7, 1922, to Ella and Byron Picton. and Owens-Illinois Inc. Picton, formerly of Ottawa Hills, joined the firm in 1947. “It completely changed their lives,” his son said.

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He and Clicking here his wife, Bebe, became devout Christians in 1951. After Ottawa Hills Elementary School, he went to Manlius School, a military school in upstate New York.

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A service will be held Wednesday at John Knox Village, and a family gathering later. among them, his son said.

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Just 33% of small- to mid-sized companies have a cyberliability policy, a survey released last month by insurance exchange company Marsh & McLennan Agency found. Health care is extremely expensive in the U.S., and to keep from busting their budgets, companies that provide coverage to their employees and families increasingly are turning to plans that keep monthly premiums lower by increasing deductibles and charging more for out-of-pocket costs, said Linda Schwimmer, vice president of the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute. In households making more than $75,000 a year, it said, 28 percent reported skipping professional health care services due to cost. “That’s how these hackers practice. news

More sacrifices will be necessary, said Wardell Sanders, president of the New Jersey Association of Health Plans.

In even wealthier households, the least likely to have Obamacare coverage, the increase was more pronounced. The pain re-emerged in recent weeks, but he is trying to wait it out as he has done in the past, he said. As time goes on, those needs become more critical, leading to higher costs and worse outcomes, Schwimmer said. news

For now, coverage is most likely to be purchased by companies in financial services, 88%, and health care, 53%. “This is especially true in New Jersey, which has some of the highest health care costs in the nation.” click here

There was a time when the courts said that a company’s general liability coverage covered breaches, says Robert Sumner, a lawyer with Moore & Van Allen in Charleston, S.C., who specializes in data security. blog

In another, the Gallup Poll, which annually asks about health care cost and use every November, reported that the percentage of Americans who had insurance and chose not to go to a health care professional for a routine visit or a need because of cost hit an all-time high of 34 percent. Because their bodies are young and in development, children are high users of health care, and high-deductible policies may drive some families to skip visits or care they deem non-essential, it said. blog

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Hospitals are doing their part to rein in costs by giving up an estimated $4.5 billion in Medicare reimbursements over Obamacare’s first 10 years, she added. read…

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That still hasn’t hit many small business owners, says Neil Ness, who specializes in insuring cooperatives for Farmers Union Insurance in Bismark, N.D.

“Sometimes they tell me, ‘I’ve got a general liability policy, so if I’m liable then that should cover it.’ I tell them, ‘Well, GLC only covers bodily harm or property — stealing someone’s information isn’t covered,'” he said. more…

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Take the owner of a small rubber gasket manufacturer that Dan Hanson at Marsh & McLennan Agency, a customized insurance and financial services firm, spoke with recently. They go after the little ones who aren’t really paying attention.” blog

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If his blood pressure reading is high, the Browns Mills man said he will go online to read up about foods he should eat and items he should avoid to get that number down. read more

Pula, 61, early this year fell on ice, he said, injuring his back, which already was sore from disc problems. read more

Recent surveys provide evidence that some Americans are taking Korobow’s approach to health care

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Recent testimony provided the revelation that Silverstein and another attorney almost came to blows over the case.

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Silverstein and his firm, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, had represented the company of the treasure hunter Jay Miscovich.

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Because Miscovich’s treasure salvage company, JTR Enterprises LLC, had filed a federal admiralty action to be awarded title to the emeralds, the revelation that the emeralds had been planted in the Gulf of Mexico was deemed a fraud on the court. Horan initially represented JTR Enterprises in the admiralty action, but later withdrew following the fight with Silverstein.

Young Conaway was involved in the Sites case because it represented JTR Enterprises, which held the secret location of the discovery site. According to legal documents, Young Conaway had a right to a percentage of the emeralds and anything salvaged from the site.

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Thomas Smith, who graduated from Troy University Dothan with a business administration degree, also attended and earned a law degree from Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law.

“He’s (Scott) finishing law school sort of about the same age as I went to law school,” Thomas said.

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Elliott, 27, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in business and accounting from Troy University Dothan. He is in his second year of law school. read more

“My goal is to kind of branch out a little bit,” Elliott said. “I’ve kind of got an interest in practicing tax litigation.”

Elliott plans to look at possible law jobs in areas ranging from Visit our website Birmingham to Atlanta or possibly even Tennessee, Missouri or Texas.

“I kind of want to get out and make my mark,” Elliott said. “I would like to really get out into a larger firm, and put in some time in getting partner at a place like that.”

But Elliott said also hopes to one day bring his law career back to his native Dothan.

“I’ve always wanted to be an attorney since I Site saw my dad go through law school as sort of a second career for him,” Elliott said. “I think I was 4 at the time and I watch him start over, build his firm from the ground up. We’re a close family and I hope to continue on what he’s got going there in Dothan.”

Elliott said watching his father attend and complete law school and build his law firm has encouraged him in his own law career.

“I was able to watch people come to him with their problems, and see him make a difference in people’s lives. So I knew that’s what I wanted to do,” Elliott said. “People think lawyers just solve legal problems, but they really solve life problems.”

Thomas serves as a partner in the Dothan law firm, Smith & McGhee, with specializations in criminal defense and family law, along with some estate planning and personal injury. His law partner, Shaun McGhee, also earned his law degree from Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law.

“I was born here and they were both born here also. I always, of course, hoped at least one of my sons would be an attorney,” Thomas said. “I was pleasantly surprised that two of them decided to become attorneys.”

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A federal judge could rule early next week whether to toss a sanctions case against a prominent Delaware law firm.

The case involves a bogus sunken treasure, specifically whether Bruce Silverstein – a Wilmington corporate attorney with Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor – and his firm should be sanctioned for bad Main page faith litigation. read more

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Recent testimony provided the revelation that Silverstein and another attorney almost came to blows over the case.

David Paul Horan, a leading admiralty lawyer who represented a novice treasure hunter who claimed he found thousands of emeralds off Key West, testified that he and Silverstein clashed over Learn more how and when to reveal the discovery of modern epoxy on stones that some had speculated came from an ancient pirate ship. read more

Silverstein and his firm, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, had represented the company of the treasure hunter Jay Miscovich.

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“It did not become a physical altercation, but it was close,” Horan said of an argument he had in his office with Silverstein in 2012.

Now, after a five-day hearing, a federal judge is weighing whether to toss the sanctions case against Silverstein and Young Conaway for their involvement in the treasure hoax. read more

Lawyers for Silverstein and Young Conaway have asked U.S. District Judge James Lawrence King to dismiss the sanctions motion brought by a famous underwater treasure hunter that questioned the discovery of thousands of emeralds by Miscovich.

For more than a year, the salvage company, Motivation Inc. of Key West, has pushed to have Silverstein and Young Conaway punished for bad faith litigation and aiding a fraud on the court after it was revealed Miscovich purchased the emeralds from a jewelry store. http://grandvillageinn.com

Motivation is headed by Kim Fisher, whose family is famous for the discovery of the shipwreck of the Spanish galleon Atocha, worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Young Conaway was involved in the case because it represented JTR Enterprises, which held the secret location of the discovery site. According to legal documents, Young Conaway had a right to a percentage of the emeralds and anything salvaged from the site.

Scott graduated with a business degree from Troy University Dothan, and went into the banking industry in Dothan.

“I’ve enjoyed banking, but it’s just not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I was in banking in Dothan for years, and then I decided to go back to school to get my law degree just like my dad,” Scott said. “You’re never too old to follow your dreams, and strike out on a different path.”

Thomas Smith, who graduated from Troy University Dothan with a business administration degree, also attended and earned a law degree from Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law.

“He’s (Scott) finishing law school sort of about the same age as I went to law school,” Thomas said.

Scott said he’s interned with several judges, including Michael Joiner, who sits on the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals, and Kristi DuBose, a federal judge for the southern district of Alabama in Visit site Mobile.

After earning his law degree Scott said he hopes to practice in Alabama, but hasn’t ruled out going where the job takes him.

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Elliott, 27, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s in business and accounting from Troy University Dothan. He is in his second year of law school. read more

“My goal is to kind of branch out a little bit,” Elliott said. “I’ve kind of got an interest in practicing tax litigation.”

Elliott plans to look at possible law jobs in areas ranging from Birmingham Webblog here to Atlanta or possibly even Tennessee, Missouri or Texas.

“I kind of want to get out and make my mark,” Elliott said. “I would like to really get out into a larger firm, and put in some time in getting partner at a place like that.”

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“I’ve always wanted to be an attorney since I saw my dad go through Online law school as sort of a second career for him,” Elliott said. “I think I was 4 at the time and I watch him start over, build his firm from the ground up. We’re a close family and I hope to continue on what he’s got going there in Dothan.”

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“I was able to watch people come to him with their See here problems, and see him make a difference in people’s lives. So I knew that’s what I wanted to do,” Elliott said. “People think lawyers just solve legal problems, but they really solve life problems.”

Thomas serves as a partner in the Dothan law firm, Smith & McGhee, with specializations in criminal defense and family law, along with some estate planning and personal injury. His law partner, Shaun McGhee, also earned his law degree from Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law.

“I was born here and they were both born here also. I always, of course, hoped at least one of my sons would be an attorney,” Thomas said. “I was pleasantly surprised that two of them decided to become attorneys.”

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Financial Plan is Important So Why Many of us Don’t Have One? By Daniel Hanzelka

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‘The population who were already on Medi-Cal [California Medicaid] before Jan. 1 is a lot more expensive for the state to cover, she said. The federal government pays only half of their health care costs, compared to 100 percent of the costs for those who qualify under the [Affordable Care Act’s] broader eligibility guidelines.’ ”

Compounding the problem is the fact that the state of California has a financial incentive to prefer enrollees who count as part of “Medicaid expansion” over renewals of people who were already in the program.

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On the other side of the country something equally bizarre is happening. In Arlington, Virginia people are participating in a lottery to find out who will get free health care. Those who lose out generally don’t get any care until next month’s lottery. As Patricia Sullivan explained in the Washington Post:

There are other problems that are nationwide. In a previous post, I argued that is that in the very act of getting health insurance to more people, Obamacare is reducing the funds safety hospitals have to deliver care to the most vulnerable populations:

There are exceptions to the rule. When professional football players switch teams they can keep their health insurance. Ditto for United Mine Workers. But for the vast majority of us, health insurance is tied to the job. Leave your employer and you must leave your health insurance behind. (See my review in Health Affairs.)

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However, in most of these countries just about everyone who can afford to do so, avoids the public system and buys private care or private health insurance. There typically is a tax subsidy for private insurance – especially if provided by an employer.

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” ‘Flory said she doesn’t think the terminations are an accident. “When people fail to jump through these hoops to stay on the program, the state saves money,’ she said.

In a previous post, I described such a system as a form of universal coverage. It’s at least as close to that as we are ever going to get. See a more detailed description here.

Is there a better way of organizing a health care safety net? Most of the countries south of our border – and indeed most of the countries in the world – have a free health care system available to everyone. It may not be the best care. There may be rationing by waiting. But there is no enrollment, no paperwork and no lottery. You can think of this as Medicaid for everyone, with no administrative hassle.

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Some experts say “yes.” Zane Benefits, for example, has been promoting a plan it says allows companies to reimburse employees who car insurance quotes buy individual insurance with pre-tax dollars. And it’s been getting away with it. That’s partly because most states practice a “don’t ask; don’t tell policy.” If an insurance agent doesn’t ask where the premium dollars come from and the buyer doesn’t disclose the source, the agent is off the hook. (In Texas, by contrast, agents cheap car insurance have an affirmatively obligation to determine where the money comes from.)

One thing that can be said in favor of a lottery is that administrative costs are almost zero. In California, by contrast, one reason people are not renewing their Medicaid coverage is that they are being drowned in a sea of paper work. As Jenny Gold explains at Kaiser Health News:

How might something like that work in the United States? A fair and efficient way of structuring it is to offer everyone a tax credit of, say, $2500 for an adult and $8,000 for a family of four – the amounts the CBO estimates that new enrollees cost Medicaid. If people enroll in Medicaid, the money goes to Medicaid. If they choose private insurance, the cheap car insurance tax credit applies against premiums. If they do nothing, the money goes to safety net institutions who deliver free care (but may ask for payment if RSS Feed patients have assets).

The clinic — one of more than 50 free clinics in Virginia — prides itself on providing “whole-person” care for more than 1,700 patients, meaning that regardless of what brings people in, they can get treatment for any physical or mental health need. Spanish-speaking interpreters are always available, and there are also volunteer translators in many other languages.”

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The watchdog will also publish a further consultation on how non-executive directors at insurance and banking firms will come under the new accountability rules.

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Private Loans Have Been A Struggle For Many Borrowers

The truth is, many borrowers have gotten themselves into financial trouble with private student loans. Federal student loans place limits on the amount students can borrow – theoretically for their own protection. However, when these loans are exhausted, some students turn to private loans to fill the gap.

Private loans typically have higher interest rates than Federal loans, and have far fewer protections for borrowers. There are also few choices in repayment plans beyond the standard fixed repayment.

Private Lenders Must Compete With Federal Programs

For borrowers, there has been a lot of confusion around private versus Federal loans. While Federal student loans offer various repayment programs, student loan forgiveness, and student loan consolidation options, private student loans do not.

This has made it difficult for private lenders to compete with the Federal government for traditional students. Instead, private lenders have focused on areas where the Federal programs don’t apply: medical school, law school, graduate loans, and more. But the risks are higher, and lenders face shareholders where the government does not.

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When you are having difficulty finding employment, have experienced a job loss, or have an unplanned medical expense, we Reference understand that keeping up with payments can be difficult.

We may have options that will provide temporary and permanent relief, such as: Short-term payment relief for up to two months as long as you’ve consistently made your loan payments on time, payment relief for up to six months due to financial hardship, payment options if you are already past due on your account, and Loan Modification Program which may temporarily or permanently lower payment amounts.

When borrowers contact Wells Fargo with a financial hardship concern, they should be prepared read to gather supporting financial documents that may include pay stubs, or other types of income documentation, along with information surrounding the customer’s complete financial picture to evaluate the severity of the financial hardship. Even then, it’s no guarantee payday loans that Wells Fargo will agree to any student loan modification.

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Under the proposals, insurers will have to allocate specific responsibility for developing and embedding the culture of their firms to one or more senior managers. The watchdog also plans to introduce new conduct standards for these managers.

“Policyholders are best served by insurance companies Go here with senior managers who can be held to account Front page and who are individually responsible for the decisions they make,” PRA chief executive and BoE Deputy Governor Andrew Bailey said.

Regulators have come under fire from lawmakers for bringing so few bankers to book after lenders had to be bailed out by Feeds taxpayers in the 2007-09 financial crisis.

Under the so-called “reversal of burden of proof” proposals for banks, top managers would have to prove to regulators they were unaware of or had challenged dubious behaviour at the time.

This has alarmed bankers, with two directors of HSBC set to leave the bank because they are unhappy with click the new rules, Reuters reported last month.

The plans for insurers are slightly different, recognising Visit site the differences between the industries, the PRA said.

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The tough roads today can cause an accident or an injury unexpectedly. Having insurance protects you in the following way:

It pays out if your vehicle is damaged in an accident or fire

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Auto Parts Manufacturers Facing Difficulty

SME or auto-parts manufacturers are facing difficulties due to payday loans rising inflationary pressures and ever-changing Government policies. The auto component sector is dependent upon auto manufacturers.

Its like auto click here part manufacturers are suffering from surge in commodity prices, hikes in interest rates, partial roll-back of excise duties, are some of the most pertinent short-term challenges faced by auto sector. This will lead to price-hike of auto parts and then subsequently of auto manufacturers.

These auto component manufacturers are already manufacturing large number cheap car insurance of components and they cant enhance their sales to cover-up their losses through increase in production. Secondly, they are involved in the manufacturing indirectly. Therefore, they want small sized component manufacturer to start thinking before it gets too late.

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Now both factors are against the auto part manufacturers. Suppliers are no longer available with low margins. They want to have their cheap car insurance share of margins irrespective of the market conditions. A small supplier wants to earn money to keep the business going. And when the business earnings go tough then there is click here bound to be price-hike or the quality of product will go down.

In all the cases, the ultimate sufferer is customer only. The increase in cost click here will result in lowering of sales and contraction of orders for auto-parts manufacturers. The auto-parts manufacturers are affected in both the cases. The market-corrections are likely to affect the auto parts manufacturers.

However, there click here is a solution to each and every problem. The predictions state that this correction phase will not last for more than a quarter. The things will get back to normal once the market rises-up again. The market predictions foretell about temporary corrections only, so once the phase is over, and then auto-part manufacturers will get click here back to normal. But the business is bound to suffer for one quarter at least.

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David Parks is a well known author and has written articles on Aviation Suppliers and Auto Parts Manufacturers, suppliers, Manufactures and many other subjects.

Tax :: Tax Advantages of having an MLM Business Opportunity

MLM professionals use a web advertising lot of promotional talk when they are trying to build their network. They speak about MLMs being the easiest businesses to enter into (with zero investments most of the time), and they speak about how easy it is to earn by doing nothing with this business opportunity. But one important thing they do not use in their pitching talk is that the MLM business opportunities are also good for tax. There are some significant tax advantages with an MLM business opportunity that you should know about and seek the benefit of before joining into such a network.

First of all, you need to know that all businesses attract their own tax advantages, and you can avail of these through your MLM business too, considering you are showing your home as your place of work. There are several deductions connected with a home business – you can write off the expenses you incur for the portion of your home that you are using for your business, for the mileage on your car that you use for your business related travel, for the various bills you pay for your business such as your phone bill, your Internet bill and your electricity bill, and the equipment you are using which includes whatever furniture you may have and your computer. Maintain a proper log of all these expenses and at the end of the year, write off these expenses when you are filing your returns.

You will find that you are able online marketing to write a significant portion of your income for your MLM business opportunity. You will have to call people a lot and drive to meet people, you may have to organize seminars and events sometimes even within your home. You will be able to write off all these as business deductions. They amount to your tax breaks.

However, you will have to actually run your business in order to gain any significant advantage out of it. If you are planning to start an MLM business just for the sake of earning some profit out of it, it is not going to work. Instead, you can plan to devote a set amount of time per day for your MLM venture and make it flourish also. Even simply checking the emails and responding to them, calling up your prospects and preparing for mass media meetings and conferences count towards working for your business, and will qualify you for your tax deductions. But what is more important is that this will actually make your MLM network grow and the real income will begin flowing in too.

Your MLM business can be a very real moneymaking opportunity for you and can actually spell big gains at the end of the day. One of the great supplementary advantages of participating in this opportunity is that it can help you to gain significant tax breaks when that dreaded period of the year comes. These significant tax breaks can be one of the great impetuses to you to enter into your own MLM business opportunity.

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