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  • Roll with the changes – Your estate plan must evolve as you age

    July / August 2020
    Newsletter: Estate Planner

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 727

    Abstract: Regardless of the stage of life one is currently in, it’s important to bear in mind that an estate plan isn’t a static document. Reviewing and revising an estate plan is critical — because what’s important to individuals in their 20s or 30s likely will be different in their 60s or 70s. This article examines some general estate planning guidelines to follow as a person progresses through life.

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  • Is your dealership ready for the next big disaster?

    March / April 2013
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 727

    Abstract: Hurricane Sandy’s huge losses, and the picking-up-the-pieces scenarios that followed it, should motivate all dealers to evaluate the plans they have in place to deal with a disaster. This article lists some of the actions required to prepare for a catastrophe, including forming a disaster planning team and prioritizing data recovery. A sidebar emphasizes that communicating with employees is the cornerstone of any disaster plan.

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  • EVM puts project costs in perspective

    January / February 2013
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 727

    Abstract: When it comes to job costs, the one thing every contractor needs is perspective. With project data coming at them from all directions, obtaining the perspective needed to properly assess these situations isn’t easy. One way to process this information more efficiently and draw critical strategic conclusions is earned value management (EVM). This article explores EVM — a project management technique that measures job progress in dollars, giving contractors an objective assessment of both cost and schedule performance.

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  • Avoiding the common mistakes of construction project management

    Summer 2012
    Newsletter: On-Site

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 727

    Abstract: A construction company’s profitability weighs in large part on how effectively it manages its jobs. It must maximize efficiency, minimize waste and seize every opportunity to build its bottom line (without rubbing owners the wrong way). Unfortunately, many things can go wrong. This article looks at some of the common mistakes in construction project management — such as misjudging risk, ignoring key financial ratios, and failing to establish clear lines of communication — and how to avoid them.

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  • A creeping problem – Don’t let a bad personal credit rating sneak up on you

    February / March 2011
    Newsletter: Trendlines

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 727

    Abstract: During unsettling economic times, debt can pile up fast. Just a few late payments can significantly hurt a credit score, and simply having more account numbers in circulation can increase vulnerability to credit card fraud and identity theft. This article discusses steps to take that can reduce both these threats.

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  • Turning up the heat – States step up unclaimed property retrieval

    November / December 2010
    Newsletter: Dealer Insights

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 727

    Abstract: Revenue-strapped states nationwide are enforcing their unclaimed property laws with new vigor. As part of the retrieval process, states are arranging audits of unclaimed property, and auto dealerships are common targets. This article discusses what constitutes unclaimed property, along with amnesty programs that states are providing businesses as an incentive for conforming to unclaimed property rules. A sidebar looks at “bounty hunters” who conduct unclaimed property audits for the state.

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  • Same equipment, smaller investment – Rental/leasing agreements offer a variety of potential advantages

    May / June 2009
    Newsletter: Contractor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 727

    Abstract: Investing in high-end machinery can be a big financial burden — especially in a down economy. That’s why more and more contractors are seeking to minimize costs by renting or leasing their equipment. This article explains that, beyond the obvious cost savings, equipment rental or leasing provides several important benefits worth considering.

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  • Offensive language can create a hostile work environment

    November / December 2008
    Newsletter: Employment Law Briefing

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 727

    Abstract: Did daily exposure to language and radio programming that could be construed as offensive to women but wasn’t targeted at the plaintiff meet the elements of a hostile-work-environment claim under Title VII? The Eleventh Circuit decided that it did. Reeves v. C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., 525 F.3d 1139 (11th Cir. 2008)

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