Archive for July 2015

The Business of Risk

Cyber threats have created an interesting conundrum in which the criminal perpetrators are frequently more tech savvy than those responsible for preventing their crimes or apprehending them. And the situation, at the moment, doesn’t really show signs of improving. Several national security experts recently issued recommendations to help address the problem. They referred to the…

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Overthinking Retirement Income Planning

You can’t pick up a newspaper or magazine or scan Internet headlines today without seeing something about the challenges of retirement and new surveys about how unprepared people are. Yes, it’s a concern. But consider for a moment that, really, it’s a personal one. You can solve your own concerns — you don’t have to…

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The Toll of Testing

Standardized testing has steadily become one of the most prevalent and controversial elements of primary education in the United States. Some students make good grades, but don’t score well on standardized tests. Others may not be the best in a classroom setting, but perform better when it comes to taking tests. In the past, those…

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What’s That You Say?

People are notorious for saying things they don’t actually mean, particularly during an argument. On the flip side, saying things that have a different meaning than what’s intended is human nature and often the cause of an argument in the first place. After all, no one is a mind reader. [CLICK HERE to read the…

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The Heat of Negotiations

As we approach the dog days of summer, the world’s elected officials are pouring on the heat in political debates ranging from Euro debt to global trade agreements.   Greece and its creditors have been arguing over how much debt Greece must repay each year. The discord has led others in the European Union —…

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