Why Women Miss Out on Creating Passive Income
‘Millionaire Maker’ Loral Langemeier Says Women Investors Must Be More Aggressive
Loral Langemeier has two words for successful businesswomen looking for financial freedom: Man up! Langemeier, known as the “Millionaire Maker” and founder of the coaching and seminar company Live Out Loud, says even high-achieving women entrepreneurs miss opportunities to create passive income streams for themselves because their investing style is different than that of their male counterparts. …Read More
Delivering More With Less in Federal IT
Even as our elected leaders go through much hand-wringing on how to reduce the federal budget deficit, a handful of small companies such as Harmonia Holdings Group, LLC, an information technology company with offices in Virginia and California, is laser-focused on helping to facilitate this by helping to cut government spending on IT.
“There is potential to wring out significant levels of inefficiency in the delivery of IT services in the federal sector,” says Jai Saboo, COO for Harmonia. “For years, the IT budgets in almost every federal agency have spiraled upwards but today, as technologies have evolved and matured, the ability to do more with less has never been better.” …Read More
Success in Suits and Soil
What is Combined Effort?
Cher: Combined Effort is a California-based, self-performing, licensed and bonded, state and federal contractor specializing in heavy civil construction, site restoration and environmental remediation. Every employee is dedicated to performance quality: Our employees in suits have as much know ledge about clients’ needs as those in hard hats. We’re built on true teaming practices, never passing off responsibilities but webbing them together to accomplish more. …Read More
Designer Divorces Focus on Client’s Best Interests
I thought that learning my spouse was leaving me was the worst day of my life. But I had no idea I was about to lose control over my life for the next year. I would be abandoning final decisions about children and financial issues to the courts. And at least $50,000 just for the lawyers’ fees? Life was about to get a whole lot worse.
In 2009, three of Los Angeles County’s most respected family attorneys left their positions at larger law firms to establish and offer a better alternative to the traditional divorce experience. Grace A. Jamra and Basel G. Jamra …Read More
Passionately Serving the Automotive Industry
If there was ever a business built on passion, Michaels Law Group is it. Located in the beautiful Newport Beach harbor, and founded by avid car enthusiast Jonathan Michaels, Michaels Law Group exudes its founder’s love of all things automotive.
“I am incredibly fortunate,” says Michael. “If I could do anything in the world, I would spend my days surrounded by cars and car enthusiasts. It has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember.”
But good fortune only came with relentless hard work, and clever thinking. It’s what Michael calls the opposite theory: “My philosophy has always been that if you want to be successful, you need to do the opposite of what everyone else is doing.”
Newport Beach, CA
Workers’ Compensation Defense
Helping Employers Survive in California
A national hotel chain had allowed hundreds of workers’ comp claims to spiral out of control. Faced with the prospect of devastating financial losses, the company turned to the Law Offices of Robert Wheatley for help. As a result, the client’s workers’ comp program was put back on track and the company saved an estimated $5 million.
For over 20 years, the Law Offices of Robert Wheatley has been one of the leading workers’ comp defense firms in California. With over 30 attorneys and hearing representatives, it is one of the …Read More
Health Care Reimbursement Lawyers Provide Relief Where it Hurts: In the Insurance Denial
Joy Young Stephenson set out to be a doctor, like her brother. But along the way, she realized law had a stronger pull on her than medicine did, so she became an attorney instead. She opened a practice specializing in health care and began treating patients to a brand of healing no doctor provides: She works on behalf of clients when insurance companies or government payors deny claims or dispute contract provisions. Her operating room is a courtroom. …Read More
Known for Success – and Meticulous Preparation – in Civil Cases
A man dead of cancer. Five defendants accused of seeking financial gain by withholding health care. There was something classical about the civil case. Richard J. Ryan saw it clearly. He made the jury see it, too.
When the eight-month trial ended with all defendants cleared, one of the jurors noted that the evidence had borne out what lead counsel Ryan said in his opening statement: Plaintiff was driven by a desire for vengeance against people who had nothing to do with the illness or death. …Read More
Expert Solutions to Complex Estate Planning Challenges
The new estate tax law, hammered out during the fiscal cliff negotiations of late 2012, was a relief for many wealthy Americans.
“Congress made permanent, insofar as any tax law is permanent, a tax rate of 40 percent on estates and gifts of $5 million or more,” says Sussan H. Shore, shareholder/managing director of Weinstock Manion. “Some people had feared a return to much higher tax rates and lower exemptions.”
Still, Shore says, expert estate planning continues to be of paramount importance, both for the small number of Americans …Read More
Fee-Only Wealth Management Model Aligns Advisors’ Interests With the Clients’
A sea change in the way affluent families invest their assets began in the 1990s with the emergence of the “fee-only” advisor. “The fee-only platform eliminates biases because the advisor is not motivated by commissions or sales quotas,” explains Registered Investment Advisor George McDaniel CFP®, one of the pioneers of the fee-only business model and founder of Lighthouse Financial Services, Inc.
For individuals with significant assets to invest, Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) …Read More