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5 Ways Divorce Will Impact Your Pocketbook

5 Ways Divorce Will Impact Your Pocketbook

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that over 2 million marriages take place in America each year. It stands to reason that these people don’t go to the altar believing their marriage will end in divorce. Yet that will be the reality for an estimated 40 to 50 percent or more depending on whether it is their first or a subsequent marriage, according to the American Psychological Association. Further complicating the issue, financial issues arise when a divorce takes place, issues which most people don’t tend to think about until it actually happens to them.

5 Mistakes People Make When Investing

5 Mistakes People Make When Investing

When it comes to investing, many people are not confident about what they are doing and many others won’t even attempt it. In fact, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reports that 65 million households will fail to develop a comprehensive financial plan for their future. They also report that only 5 percent of those who do invest believe they know everything they need to know in order to make good investment decisions. These are only some of the mistakes that people make when it comes to investing their money.

“People make a lot of mistakes when it comes to investing, starting with the idea of not even getting involved in it,” explains Brad Glickman, Certified Financial Planner TM Professional and President of Bernard R. Wolfe & Associates, Inc., a company specializing in offering wealth management strategies. “Whether you feel confident about what you are doing, or you feel like a novice, you can only reap the rewards if you actually get started.”

5 Things Every Investor Should Know in the Current Economy

5 Things Every Investor Should Know in the Current Economy

If there is one word that can sum up our current economy, it would be ‘shaky.’ At least, that is how millions of people across the country would describe it. The current economy has left some people uncertain about which moves to take next in the investment world, and which ones to avoid. The good news is that there are some tips that can successfully help them navigate the current investment field.

“We have been having a tough economic time for a while now, and we don’t know how long it will last,” explains Samantha Fraelich, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER TM Professional, and Vice-President of Bernard R. Wolfe & Associates, Inc., a company that specializes in offering wealth management strategies. “Yet it is still important to make investing a high priority, so that you can enjoy strong long-term benefits.”

Here are 5 things we think every investor should know in this economy:

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Attendees enjoyed Praline Bakery & Bistro sweets, Black Elk wine and light bites in the beautiful Italian kitchen and bath showroom.

Jessica Waters, assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Society at American University, along with her husband Doug Ward, held a fundraiser for the Children's Law Center (CLC), www.childrenslawcenter.org, at Boffi Georgetownwww.boffigeorgetown.com, 3320 M St. NW in Cady's Alley on Saturday evening, November 3rd.

Steve Lobel Offers Motivation to the Musical Masses

Steve Lobel Offers Motivation to the Musical Masses

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there are over 176,000 musicians and singers in the country. Many people dream of a career in music, yet don’t know where to begin or how to make it happen. For those who do, there are often certain things that they do in order to make it big. Knowing what those things are, and being able to pull them off, can make all the difference.

“Many people who want to become musicians or have a career in the hip hop industry shy away from it because they are afraid they won’t be successful,” explains Steve Lobel, well-known celebrity music manager. “But their success starts with what they believe. If you believe in yourself, you can make it happen.”

5 Ways to Create a Successful Family Business

5 Ways to Create a Successful Family Business

According to the National Restaurant Association, there are 970,000 restaurants in America. Further research indicates that the three-year failure rate for restaurants hovers around 60 percent. So just what is it that makes some restaurants fold, while others turn into gold? For two successful Washington D.C.-based restaurants, the answer to their success starts with family.

“When a team comes together that is made up of family, it creates a strong bond, with everyone after the same goal,” says Ben Kirane, co-owner of the Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger & Bar. “But there are still things that family members need to focus on, in order to make the restaurant, or any type of business, a success.”

Design Army Launches Aquatic Couture

Design Army Launches Aquatic Couture

With the help of Design Army’s creative genius, Karla Colletto's Cruise 2013 Swim Collection creates a splash

With a crew of 20+, Design Army literally went underwater to direct the filming of the featurette for the Cruise 2013 Swim Collection by Karla Colletto, taking branding to a new level and unleashing the cruise control for a swimwear line that has seen international growth over the past seven years.

"It's about building relationships with our clients," says Pum Lefebure, Design Army's co-owner and creative director. "We're always thinking ahead, how we can elevate our clients up to the next level. We create partnerships and think for our clients when it comes to branding."