Planning matters

Unraveling What Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Means for a Business

Bankruptcy doesn’t necessarily mean a business is closing its doors. Usually when a business is filing Chapter 11, it’s looking for some breathing room to fix its balance sheet or overall finances. It will give them time to protect against their creditors while it attempts to regroup and re-emerge. The goal is to maximize asset value…

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Navigating Home Improvement Costs

These days, most of us are spending much more time in our homes. It quite suddenly became our place of work, play, eating, sleeping and, well, pretty much everything! We might find ourselves noticing what we really like about our homes as well as dreaming of how great it would be if only this or…

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What’s Going to Be YOUR Story?

We are witnessing history. What started as news reports from China just a few months ago has now ultimately affected every way of life for individuals across the globe. This historical time is different than perhaps other significant moments we’ve witnessed in the last 75 years because of its global scale and the ability for…

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Valentine’s Day: Did You Know?

Cupid, candy hearts, flowers and chocolates are common items associated with Valentine’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans now spend more than $20 billion lavishing gifts on their kids, friends and significant others. But why? A look into this interesting holiday: It’s named after a Catholic saint. (We think.)There are stories of three…

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Hosting the Perfect Holiday Party (on a Budget)

Who doesn’t love a good holiday party? But let’s be honest. Between deciding how many people to invite, preparing and buying food, making signature cocktails and wanting your house filled with the perfect holiday decorations, it’s easy for your holiday party to turn into a large expense. Keep reading to learn a few ways to…

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