The Best CFO

In the current economic climate, having robust and efficient financial systems isn’t an asset, it’s essential. The best way to ensure this is to start at the top, and ensure you have the best possible Chief Financial Officer in your boardroom. Finding the right person is a complicated process. You might be looking for someone […]

The Common-Sense Approach to Slimming Down

The Common-Sense Approach to Slimming Down

Just like there's a right and a wrong way to approach finances, this also rings true for losing weight. Sure, there are a range of different diets, methodologies, programs, and "gurus", but the goal stays the same and most of the basics are consistent, especially if it's a sustainable and healthy take on weight loss. It's true that everybody is different and we are genetically predisposed to have a certain build or store fat in various places. However, it's important to also see our bodies as smart and efficient machines that work in a logical manner to keep you alive and well, powering all your day-to-day actions and activities. With that in mind, there are some universal truths, that … [Read More...]

Invest in Lowering Your Daily Expenses

Invest in Lowering Your Daily Expenses

Apart from big, one-time expenditures, or perhaps expensive "habits" like collecting shoes or smoking cigars, a large portion of the population ends up spending the majority of their income on essentials. This includes expenses like housing, utilities, food, professional certifications, cleaning products, toothpaste, and the list can go on and on. We often don't stop to think about how to lower this base cost of living, usually overlooking that option and going straight to hacking off the things that give us pleasure, like golfing, traveling, or dressing like a fashionista. There are ways, however, in which you can lower your cost of living and perhaps be able to continue to … [Read More...]

Shifting Our Views of Business with China

Shifting Our Views of Business with China

For the last decade, it seems like we have been fighting this economic "war" with China. Manufacturing in North America was drying up and moving to places with cheaper labor and materials, such as Asia. The "made in China" label has a lot of stigma attached to it, as it's associated with low quality, low price items with poor environmental and social attributes. However, as our economies continue to evolve, we need to start looking at China in a different way: not as a producer, but as a consumer. The size of the middle class has been rising dramatically in China, meaning that a market of consumers is opening up at a dramatic pace. And while many products they buy will be ones made … [Read More...]

5 Signs That the Time is Ripe for Investing in Real Estate

When it comes to investing in real estate, timing is key. Ideally, real estate investors should buy when the prices are low, and reap benefits when housing prices go up again. A good time when prices were low was back in 2008, after the recession hit. However, it was also a time of economic crisis, and foreclosures were at a near-decade high. But, if you had bought a house back then in a lucrative commercial area, the price of that property would have doubled by now. It’s not always easy to say when exactly it would be the best time to put your money in the real estate business. Sometimes when prices are high, the sector is in a bubble, as it was in 2007. Investing in Real Estate You … [Read More...]

Signs That You Need to Quit Your Job

Not everyone is lucky enough to find their dream job in the first shot. Not everyone is genius enough to combine their work and passion early in life. Not everyone is opportune enough to do what they want to do in life, some have their own limitations. Many people have to take retakes before finding the picture perfect job that they imagined for themselves. We take up many wrong jobs in this process. But there are always signs that people might not notice. These are those signs. Zero job satisfaction Satisfaction is very essential in anything that we do, especially a job in which we are putting our efforts day in and day out. If your job doesn't? give you satisfaction then it is … [Read More...]

How to Pick Your University

Sometimes it can feel like the pressure to go to A university is so overwhelming it doesn’t matter which one you go to. There are so many to choose from that paralysis can set in, and you pick randomly, if at all. Your choice deserves more thought than that. You’ll be living and working in this place for at least three years of your life, and the results you get, the experiences you have and the friends you make will be part of your life for years to come. We’ve got some tips to offer to help demystify the process of choosing some possible unis, so you end somewhere you’ll be happy, as well as productive and successful. League Tables If you have a strong sense of the career you … [Read More...]