Technology in real estate, taking your business to the next level

By Nancy Butler

Successful businesses can have a tendency to resist change. It's easy for the successful to remain complacent as long as all seems well and there are no obvious threats to their prosperity. Competition willing to change and thrive on change can by-pass you and become the company of choice.Think about what the real estate business was like 10 years ago as compared to today. Now project what

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Whats the number one mistake small businesses make when it comes to money and finances?

By Nancy Butler

Nancy D. Butler is a national speaker and paid consultant to financial advisors in different parts of the country under her current consulting organization, Above All Else. Nancy gained real life business and financial management experience from building a business from scratch as a single parent with no other source of income and only $2,000 to her name. She grew that business to approximately $2

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Successful entrepreneurs: Nancy Butler turns $2,000 into a $200 million business

By Nancy Butler

Nancy opened an asset management and financial planning business about three decades ago. “At the time,” Nancy says, “I had about $2,000 to my name. I’d never owned a certificate of deposit, and I’d never bought a mutual fund or stock. But, I was also a single parent with no other source of income.”In other words, Nancy had to make it work – and, when

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The Hard Lessons in Life

By Nancy Butler

If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...Adversity happens to all of us. I have learned that you cannot control a lot of things that happen in your life and you cannot control the feelings that come over you. However, you can control what you do with those feelings. Only you control how you let the events in your life affect you

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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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