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- Personal Branding Blog | Work + Money | Tue, Nov 13, 2012 11:32 AM EST | Comments
There is a man selling his last name. He's ready and willing to take whatever last name YOU assign to him, for the right price. The bidding starts at buymylastname.com.
This isn't so strange if you know the man, James Sadler (or whatever you or any other winning bidder chooses for him to use through 2013). He's already had three last names, as his mother apparently married, remarried, and remarried again until this year's divorce. There might be some other circumstances, but at least a couple of marriages and divorces seem evident.
It's not as though Jason Sadler's name is worth nothing. He has a byline in the media outlets that carry his work, including the Wall St. Journal, Entrepreneur.com and more. So, you get a whack at your company name - or any other name you choose to associate with him - being on everything he publishes, along with his verified Twitter account, Facebook and the litany that is his social media presence.
I love this guy.
Not because he's selli...Read More »
- Galtime.com | Work + Money | Tue, Nov 13, 2012 10:59 AM EST | Comments
By GalTime.com Consumer Watchdog Mary Schwager
Hurricane Sandy: Helping the victims
Tips for donating to legitimate charities and relief organizations
As the East Coast recovers from Hurricane Sandy, many charities are eager to come to the rescue. With so many organizations working to raise relief funds, the IRS announced that they are expediting applications from hurricane relief groups trying to earn nonprofit designation.
With so many groups raising money for hurricane relief efforts, how can you be sure you're donating to a legitimate charitable organization?
The IRS says a good rule of thumb is to contribute to established charitable organizations, including churches. Established organizations administer relief programs more efficiently than newly formed groups due to their existing fundraising and distribution infrastructure. If you're curious about a charity that has contacted you, or you want to contribute to relief efforts, check out the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)...Read More »
- Betterhealthblog.com | Work + Money | Tue, Nov 13, 2012 10:50 AM EST | CommentsThere will come a day in your life when will have to go back to school shopping for your kids or siblings. These tips are definitely going to come into play then. Using our simple five tips you will find it easier to shop and get the most bang for your buck.
Look for a Sale
Saving is never bad, especially when it is time to shop for stationery which is quick to disappear. Try to find a store that offers sale or attractive deals that can help you save money and get more for less. Big stationery stores often have 'buy one get one free' and other such offers on stationery. Try to find such a store to save money and shop quickly.
Leave Kids at Home
If possible, try to find someone who can keep an eye on your kids when you go out buying school supplies for them. This is because when you go out with your kid, the chances are that they will insist o...Read More »
- Mandy Seay, Quickeasyfit | Work + Money | Tue, Nov 13, 2012 10:31 AM EST | CommentsIf you're like most people, you're thrilled to receive a holiday or end of year bonus from your employer. When you spend a few minutes with your calculator, though, your bonus may suddenly seem less attractive. If you're not careful, you can lose more than a quarter of your bonus in taxes, and you may end up in a higher tax bracket to boot. Take the time to do the calculations carefully before you decide to accept a bonus from your employer. This information will make it easier to budget the money you'll be receiving if you accept the bonus.
How Does the IRS Identify Bonuses?...Read More »
Before you make a decision about accepting your bonus or turning it down, it's important that you understand how bonuses are taxed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS sees bonus income in a separate income from your wages. A bonus is classified as "supplemental" income and is taxed at a hi
- Cnbc | Work + Money | Mon, Nov 12, 2012 4:48 PM EST | Comments
By Jane Wells, CNBC.com
Perhaps no industry has been as male dominated as the defense industry. Now, two major contractors, including the largest defense company in the world, will soon be led by women.
Marillyn Hewson has been named CEO of Lockheed Martin beginning Jan. 1.
Chairman and current CEO Bob Stevens said the board chose Hewson after the man set to take the job, Chris Kubasik, was fired last week for having a "lengthy, close personal relationship" with a subordinate.
Stevens said an employee came forward with the allegation against Kubasik in late October. The company did a three-day internal investigation and then hired an outside firm to confirm he had violated the company's ethics standards.
"We here live and work by a list of values," Stevens told analysts on a call Monday morning. "They are not negotiable."
That led to the choice of Hewson, who was already set to become president and COO.
"Marillyn Hewson is ready now to be the chief executive officer of t...Read More »
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