How to Get a Hot New...

Ever wonder how you can get shares of a hot IPO – initial stock offering?   Here’s the scoop. When a hot company’s IPO opens to the market,  both institutional and retail investors clamor to get a piece of the pie. Who are investors like you and me?   Wall Street calls...

The Planning Process...

  A friend of mine, Jim, recently passed away after an unexpected illness.  His friends and family decided to celebrate his life and legacy by creating a scholarship fund.  It turned out to be a bigger project than we thought. Jim believed in providing opportunities for those most...

Carnival of Financial Simplicity – The Journey Apr22

Carnival of Financia...

  We’re honored to host this week’s Carnival of Financial Simplicity which was started by Nick @ Step Away from the Mall. Achieving financial security is a journey that takes a lifetime.  There is no one right course to take.  The destination for you is not the same as that...

When Too Much Success Is a Bad Thing – Review of the Pasadena 626 Asian Night Market Apr16

When Too Much Succes...

  The only word to describe the inaugural 626 Asian Night Market in Pasadena is “insane”.  The organizers did such an incredible job of marketing the event that they had ten times the turnout expected.  As a result, the city of Pasadena experienced an “Asian...

How to Handle Discri...

To succeed in both business and in life, when one is faced with discrimination–battle it with facts, compassion and communication. For a person like myself, female and minority, one encounters both direct and insidious forms of discrimination. I just don’t let it stop me from doing...