Entries by Jeanne Brutman

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TOP 7 STRATEGIES TO INCREASE YOUR CREDIT SCORE

1. It may seem like a hassle to monitor your credit report every year because you have to contact the three agencies separately. Well, you can just call the Federal hotline at 877-322-8228 or complete the Annual Credit Report Request at www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/include/requestformfinal.pdf and mail it to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, […]

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PLANNING CAN HURT US

This can really hurt us, and our families when we embark on large planning that impacts the people in our business and personal lives. A few examples… Estate Planning Buying, selling or transferring part of our business / intellectual property to another Financial Planning Real estate purchase or transfers Divorce or separation Retirement Asset Management […]

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NEXT WEEK: STRENGTHS

How can a business owner incentivize without giving up equity? This question has been asked by thousands, if not millions of business owners. We all have that key employee, the one that if we lost them, the business would falter, even possibly fail, without their influence and activity in our business. This makes us very […]

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RETIREMENT PLANNING – A SWOT ANALYSIS — PART 3 (NEXT WEEK, OPPORTUNITIES)

Weaknesses: Here, unfortunately, I get to bring to light some disturbing trends that have been seen and felt locally, domestically and globally. The last two decades have brought us cultural shifts and the miracle of increased communication through speed and reach, but with this many other things have followed through that same doorway of opportunity. […]

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RETIREMENT PLANNING – A SWOT ANALYSIS — PART 4 OPPORTUNITIES (Next Week, Threats)

The most recent cultural shift to the information and now to the connected age has allowed for entrepreneurs of many ages to build and create instantaneous wealth in remarkably quicker fashion. Think of how quickly Facebook grew to billions. Unprecedented. Ashley Dupre, the woman involved in the sex scandal with Eliot Spitzer, was able to […]

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THREAT: WE LIVE LONGER

The U.S. Census Bureau projected five years ago that 114,000 Americans would be centenarians in 2010. The number is expected to swell to about 214,000 by 2020 and 447,000 by 2040. In 1990, there were 37,000, with four of five being women[1]. As mentioned above, this extended lifespan creates pressure on our resources to support […]