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December 2018


Year-end, tax-smart investing tips

As 2018 draws to a close, it may be worth your time to explore a few year-end investment and financial moves that can potentially pay off for you when you file your taxes in April. Here are a few such moves to consider.

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Kimberly-Clark and America’s Dairyland

I am writing about two stories that point out how our economic development system and government could better serve the state. Both stories made headlines last week and I feel they are connected; in fact, they should be very connected by the press. They are not.

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5 social media trends to watch in 2019

As 2018 nears its conclusion, business owners and marketers should be thinking about what they can do to make their companies more successful in the new year. Hopefully, somewhere near the top of their priorities list is finding ways to leverage their social media channels more effectively.

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Is it okay to say ‘Bah! Humbug!’ to Tiny Tim’s fundraiser?

Imagine if Scrooge had been constantly bombarded with fundraising order forms from Bob Cratchit on behalf of all the little Cratchits.

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Do’s and don’ts of the holiday office party

It’s time for the annual office holiday party. This is much more than just a celebration of the season. It’s a test, and you better believe that management is watching very carefully. So, how can you perform at your best?

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5 things celebrities can teach us about branding

Celebrities are masters of personal branding, so much so that some of them only need to go by one name.

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The consistency of stock market returns: Why market corrections are a feature, not a bug

Stock markets have been volatile so far in 2018, grabbing headlines and investors’ attention. Based on their news commentary, the financial media seems to believe the stock market exists to deliver reliable, positive returns year after year.

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