Why Women Financial Advisors Are Paid Less Than Men

By Nancy Butler

Not Charging EnoughNancy Butler, a 25-year financial planner turned business coach, says she has seen more women than men who lack confidence in the value they bring to their clients. The result is that they charge lower fees than they should. “I have often seen the extensive knowledge and great advice female advisors give their clients,” says Butler, “but when I see what the

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Tips for successful aging, a happy retirement, and making the most of what's next.

By Nancy Butler

Should You Leave an Inheritance for Your Children?During my earning years, I tried to pay for as much as I could so that by the time I retired, the money I had would be mine to do with what I wanted. I’ve always felt it was my job to raise my children in a way that enabled them to no longer need me. If I did that well, the money I built for myself would be mine to spend living the l

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What is a real estate investment trust? by Nancy Butler

By Nancy Butler

Nancy Butler, Above All Else, Success in Life and BusinessFor commercial real estate investors, a real estate investment trust (REIT) can be the right “match.”  A look at the basic features of REITs and the advantages and disadvantages to investors can help investors make an appropriate investment decision.Wikipedia DefinitionA REIT is a company that owns, and in most

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What is your working business plan for 2015?

By Nancy Butler

It sometimes seems that for every expert you find that forecasts the real estate market will move in one direction, you can find another expert that has an opposite opinion. Since there is no real way to know exactly what the market will do, how do you ensure the success of your business?Planning is critical. There are several types of business plans. There is the plan to obtain financing for

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6 Ways to Help Your Aging Parents Move To A New Place

By Nancy Butler

“There are both physical and emotional aspects of transitioning to a new home as we age that must be addressed carefully,” said long-term care specialist Nancy Butler, author of “Above All Else: Success in Life and Business.”When it comes to elderly parents, “remember it is all about them being in control, and maintaining their independence and quality of lif

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Du posts dividend, but must remain innovative

By Nancy Butler

Nancy Butler is a professional speaker on asset management and other financial topics with her own business, Above All Else, and whose commentary has appeared in such publications as USA Today, Money Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, AARP and The Day."Companies that pay dividends are typically thought of in the public eye as more stable than those that do not." Butler told Gulf News Jou

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Marketing Your Business To Grow - Sales: What Are Some Proven Tactics?

By Nancy Butler

Get in the news.Many small businesses have a low budget for marketing. It is important that the public know who you are and what you can do for them. One way to do that at almost no cost to the business is a news release.Any time your business has something noteworthy, send it to all local newspapers and to all organizations you belong to that has a newsletter. An example might be that you

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Governance and Leadership Redefined

By Asoka Jinadasa

Both risks and opportunities are growing exponentially today in most business sectors. Company directors and business leaders now have to deal with situations they had previously considered improbable or even impossible. This requires new thinking in all key areas including governance, leadership development and employee engagementhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxE6FQ9oO-0LVW9teEtzM29GTlU

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Developing a superior corporate culture founded on Buddhist wisdom

By Asoka Jinadasa

Organisations continue to struggle with accelerating change while Buddhism considers change the only unchanging feature of the universe and helps people to transcend such impermanence by reaching higher levels of consciousness. This conceptual paper attempts to use Buddhist concepts to develop a superior corporate culture that can sustain organisational success under rapidly changing conditions. I

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How innovative are our managers?

By Asoka Jinadasa

The success of every organisation depends on its ability to change faster than its operating environment. In today’s highly volatile world, the insanity of ‘doing the same thing and expecting different results’ can be restated as ‘doing the same thing and expecting the same results!’ Therefore, managers need to use innovative concepts founded on creative thinking to c

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