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Navigating the land of Trump-portunities

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Navigating the land of Trump-portunities

By Mike Panesis Donald Trump is not my president. He is my country’s president, so we need to prepare for the next four years with him in charge. Most true entrepreneurs are constantly evaluating startup opportunities, especially during times of great change. President-elect Trump has issued an action plan for his first 100 days in Read More →

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Harvesting your gains and staying on target

By   /  Friday, December 9th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Harvesting your gains and staying on target

By John Corby One of the most important decisions confronting an investor is how much to allocate between the major asset classes: stocks, bonds, alternatives (which can include real estate and commodities) and cash. Certain asset classes have inherently higher levels of risk, so how much to assign to each will depend on the tolerance Read More →

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Proposed rules have consequences for wealth transfers

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Law, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Proposed rules have consequences for wealth transfers

By John Ambrecht The IRS is changing estate and gift tax rules, possibly as soon as this month. If you currently have or think you will eventually have a total net estate worth more than $5.5 million for an individual or $10.9 million for a married couple, your taxes to transfer any business interests or Read More →

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SOAR contributes to Ventura County economy

By   /  Friday, December 2nd, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on SOAR contributes to Ventura County economy

By Linda Parks The recent Pacific Coast Business Times article by Alex Kacik recapping Ventura County voters’ approval of SOAR, “SOAR Passage Will Stifle Economy,” presented a narrow and one-sided perspective of SOAR (Save Open Space and Agricultural Resources). However, readers of the article know there is more to the picture. Certainly voters, who have Read More →

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To succeed, learn what motivates you

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on To succeed, learn what motivates you

By Jim Cathcart People frequently tell me, “I don’t believe in motivation because it doesn’t last.” My smart-aleck response is, “Neither does eating, exercise, breathing, sleep or bathing but they are all still good for you.” Some people compare motivation to education and claim that education lasts and is, therefore, more substantial. The implied criticism Read More →

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Fate of Dignity-Anthem gamble uncertain

By   /  Friday, November 25th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Fate of Dignity-Anthem gamble uncertain

By Stephanie Hoops Employers nationwide have been migrating toward self-funded health plans ever since the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 exempted them from state regulation, but it’s not clear whether that trend will continue in the wake of Donald Trump’s victorious presidential race. The Self-Insurance Institute of America is preparing blueprints for a Read More →

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Ventura County hospitals partner with CSUCI to train workforce

By   /  Friday, November 18th, 2016  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Ventura County hospitals partner with CSUCI to train workforce

By Greg Barnes and Dawn Neuman Ever think about what happens to blood samples drawn during a hospital stay or doctor’s visit? They are delivered to a certified laboratory to be analyzed by a clinical laboratory scientist, who provides critical information for making health care decisions — like discovering warning signs of cancer, heart disease, Read More →

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