"Managing a business crisis has become increasingly challenging in the world of 24-hour news and Twitter. Today a crisis can make a company appear to be in the middle of a three-ring circus, argues Mark P. Zimmett [photo, left] in this opinion piece. He says there are some concrete steps firms can take – in advance — to avoid a lot of the negative fallout that can accompany a crisis. . . ."


"After nearly 15 years in banking, I have witnessed firsthand how banks operate and make money. That has influenced how I choose products and interact with financial institutions."

"Here is my advice on how you can get the most from your bank."


"Ever wondered why it's called "7UP"? Test your knowledge of popular brands like Heinz and Boeing and the mysterious numbers associated with their names and slogans."


"What happens after companies jettison traditional year-end evaluations?"


"Patrice C. Washington, author of Real Money Answers for Every Woman: How to Win the Money Game With or Without a Man, says the lies we tell ourselves about money might be contributing to those balances," writes Libby Kane (photo, left).

"Washington says that wealth "has 100% nothing to do with money."

"Below, she outlines eight common money lies that could be keeping us in debt: . . ."


"Making mistakes is a great way to learn tough lessons, but can be costly in terms of time and resources."

"Instead, take this wisdom from someone who's been there."


"Retailers and manufacturers are putting more dollars into front-line efforts in the stores themselves, says Paco Underhill, founder of Envirosell and author of Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping."

"'If stores do it right, you have fun shopping a clean, bright store and bringing home some interesting things to eat. And if you also want to stick to your budget, it pays to recognize in-store marketing when you see it.

'Do you keep overspending when you hit the supermarket? See if any of these seven marketing strategies might help explain why.'


"There's a lot to learn about money."

"'It's not taught in high school," Bob Gavlak [photo, left], CFP and wealth adviser with Strategic Wealth Partners in Columbus, Ohio, told Business Insider. "You get taught about parabolas and Venn diagrams in high school, but you don't get taught about taxes and budgeting and credit cards and mortgages, which would be much more helpful to your long-term personal success."

"And then, he pointed out, we tend not to learn financial literacy in college or at work. When are we supposed to pick it up?"


Still good advice from Libby Kane (photo, left).


Nikelle Murphy (photo, left) has the details.



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