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Why Should We Plan for Extended health Care?

Guest blog content provided to Raffa Financial Services by Jeff Merwin at Capitol Metro Financial Services, Inc.   You may have noticed that we’re all living longer than ever before. By 2030, people age 66-84 will comprise 20% of the total U.S. … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Change Your Meeting Habits?

A habit is an acquired behavior that, over time, becomes nearly or completely involuntary. And no, it doesn’t happen overnight.

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Jobs Report, Fed Funds Rate, Apple, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through May 7th US stocks ended the week down slightly on weaker earnings and mixed economic data. The S&P 500 and Dow ended the week down 0.2%. Abroad, Japan was flat and Europe gained … Continue reading

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When Employee Turnover is Actually Good

We spend a lot of time cursing the ill effects of turnover. It’s disruptive. It’s expensive. It’s a sign of poor company culture and/or leadership. And while all of these things are generally true, there are certain times when turnover … Continue reading

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Need New Employees? Look to the Ones You Already Have

Recruiting new employees can be challenging. If you’re constantly hiring, you’ve got to build a talent pipeline and keep it full. And if you only recruit occasionally, it may feel like starting all over again. Every. Single. Time. But what … Continue reading

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Stocks, Alphabet, Caterpillar, and more

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through April 28th US stocks posted a down week on an increase in interest rates and mixed earnings reports.  The S&P 500 edged down 0.1% and the Dow fell 0.6% for the week.  Internationally, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Follow-Through

Consistently failing to follow through isn’t just bad for your personal credibility. It’s bad for your bottom line. Whether you’re making good on a promise, enforcing a company policy, or even just responding to an email, lack of follow-through is … Continue reading

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