JP Morgan Chase Posts Loss

JPMorgan Chase reports $380 mn loss on legal expenses  (via AFP) US banking giant JPMorgan Chase on Friday reported a rare quarterly loss due to high legal costs, even as its underlying business produced results that bested expectations. The bank, the nation’s largest by assets, reported a net loss of $380 million…

I’m Furloughin’ Day 8

I’m Furloughin’ Day 8…by Rich Sumner Summary: Day 1: My credit card company wouldn’t extend my credit limit Day 2: Couldn’t get another credit card from China Day 3: Amazon money printer didn’t arrive yet but i decided to build more “Infrastructure”. I hired a personal assistant and a housekeeper, with the promise that I […]

I’m Furloughin’ Day 4

I’m Furloughin’ Day 4…..by Rich Sumner Day 1: My credit card company wouldn’t extend my credit limit Day 2: Couldn’t get another credit card from China Day 3: Amazon money printer didn’t arrive yet but I decided to build more “Infrastructure”. I hired a personal assistant and a housekeeper, with the promise that I will […]

I’m Furloughin’

I’m Furloughin’ Day 3…..by Rich Sumner Day 1: My credit card company wouldn’t extend my credit limit. Day 2: Couldn’t get another credit card from China. Today Day 3: Amazon money printer didn’t arrive yet but i decided to build more “Infrastructure”. I hired a personal assistant and a house keeper, with the promise that […]

Expect More Hospital Mergers

Obamacare side effect: More hospitals expected to merge under Affordable Care Act (via NJ.com) It was an early morning in May and a few dozen health professionals had gathered around a flag pole in the parking lot of the Jersey City Medical Center. Some wore scrubs, some wore white lab coats, others were in suits […]

Hire Boomers!

That was one of the five reasons to connect with Boomers. Right on. Boomers “practically invented road trips, fitness running, backpacking in exotic locales, ecotourism, adrenaline sports.” Absolutely.

Wha Wha Wha, Wha Wha Wha

I read a Tweet the other morning that said: “One of those mornings where I woke up and my body told me I was old.” There are certainly days where I am feeling physically older, but lately what’s been on my mind is maturity.

Video Marketing Rocks

How Video Marketing Can Help Save Your Business (via SBWire) Video is the dark horse of the marketing race. In this article, Michael Rogan, author of “Video Marketing that Doesn’t Suck” shares how Video marketing can help you leave your competition in the dust. San Diego, CA — (SBWIRE) — 08/12/2013 –…

10 Great Solopreneur Jobs for Baby Boomers

Are you a Baby Boomer who is tired of the politics and lack of passion you’re experiencing on the job, working for someone else? Then it’s time for you to consider taking “the heart way” to becoming a solopreneur, working for yourself instead of “the man”. The word “solopreneur” is defined by Urban Dictionary as […]

What’s in a Name?

My inspiration for this post came right out of an article that I read recently on what to call those of us who are north of 48 years old. I must admit I cringe a little when I hear people throw around terms like: Boomer, Senior, Retiree, OLD!! I get even more offended when I hear that some companies have no interest in associating with us “old people.”

As Boomers Retire, Businesses Feel the Burn

Now that the Baby Boomer generation is aging and leaving the workplace, a certain amount of stress is being placed on the companies they worked for. Specifically, businesses are finding they must replace a large number of experienced staff members with…

10 things baby boomers won’t tell you

Children of boomer parents shouldn’t expect a big inheritance, even if their parents are rich. Only about half of high-net-worth baby boomers — those with more than $3 million in investible assets — say they consider leaving money to their kids…

Why Baby Boomers May Be the Key to Your Restaurant’s Success

A study done by market research firm NPD Group (NPD) reveals that America’s 76 million boomers, born 1946-64, were responsible for 23 billion restaurant visits last year, generating $172 billion in sales for our America’s restaurants. Also according…

Job Hunting Ain’t for Sissies!

I recently reconnected with an old co-worker while thumbing through the most recent issue of More Magazine. The entire issue was devoted, as it often is, to “life reimagined”, “starting over”, “living your best life” or some other version of hope springs anew philosophy.

US Companies Still Not Hiring

Despite Bullish Outlook, Companies Won't Hire (via CFO.com) Management Accounting | June 10, 2013 | CFO.com | US CPAs working in business and industry, including CFOs and other business executives polled in May by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), believe the economy is improving. But their companies aren’t yet willing to hire…