Are You Micromanaging Your Way to Higher Turnover?

Reposted from the Raffa Financial Services, Inc. Business Blog

If you’re hiring the wrong people, you may find it necessary to micromanage their every move. If you’re hiring the right people and still trying to micromanage their every move, the next one they make could be to a different organization. Continue reading

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Consumer Spending Up and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through September 29nd

All the news you need to stay informed about what’s currently driving the market — courtesy of Raffa Wealth Management, LLC.

Stocks fell over the week on increasing concerns about protectionist trade policies.  The S&P 500 dropped 0.5% and the Dow eased 1.1%.  Internationally, Europe edged down 0.3%, but Japan rose 1.0%.  The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond was flat for the week, staying at 3.06%.  Oil rose 3.4% to finish the month at $73.25 a barrel.  Global oil prices reached a four year high on concerns that sanctions against Iran and Venezuela production problems will drive supply shortages. Article Continue reading

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New Tariffs, Home Sales Fall and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through September 21st

All the news you need to stay informed about what’s currently driving the market — courtesy of Raffa Wealth Management, LLC.

US stocks reached new all-time highs over the week on optimism about trade.  The S&P 500 rose 0.8% and the Dow climbed 2.3% for the week.  Internationally, Europe surged 1.7% and Japan jumped 3.4% for the week. The 10-year Treasury yield gained for the fourth straight week ending at 3.06%. Continue reading

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Ep. 30 – Raffa Nonprofit Sector Tax Update: Finally! Proposed Guidance from the IRS on TCJA

Join nonprofit tax experts Aaron Fox and Frank Smith as they walk through the recent release of proposed guidance 2018-67 and discuss implications to UBI calculations across the sector. Continue reading

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Tired of Being Trapped in Meetings? Here’s How to Make Them Worthwhile

Posted by Raffa Financial Services on 9/17/2018

Raise your hand if you love random meetings!

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Retail Sales Eased and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through September 15th

All the news you need to stay informed about what’s currently driving the market — courtesy of Raffa Wealth Management, LLC.

Global stocks gained over the week on easing trade war fears and central bank moves.  The S&P 500 was up 1.2% and the Dow rose 0.9% for the week.  Internationally, Japan soared gaining 3.5% and Europe climbed 1.1% for the week.  The 10-year Treasury yield rose over the week ending at 2.99%. Article 

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Yes, Social Media Can Cost You Your Job.

Posted by Raffa Financial Services on 9/13/2018

In the grand scheme of life, social media is a relatively new phenomenon. Sure, we used to write on cave walls, but let’s face it, those things rarely went viral. And there were no HR departments anywhere in sight.

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