Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Right in time for the start of stone crab season, the South Beach Seafood Festival will be back on the sands of Miami Beach to celebrate its 10th anniversary. This four-day seafood-fueled festival will begin on October 19th featuring an exciting lineup of restaurants and chefs showcasing some of South Florida’s top culinary talent. “We are thrilled to continually celebrate our local restaurant industry by having guests join us from near and far to honor the hard-working teams behind our favorite culinary institutions, the backbone of South Florida. It has been a long 10-year road to getting the festival to being the anticipated annual event it is today. To be able to organize such a momentous occasion, especially after 2 years of challenges, is an honor and a privilege,” says Valerie and Tod Roy, Co-Founders of South Beach Seafood Festival, on behalf of CI Management, the event management team behind the festival. While … [Read more...] about Miami Chefs Gear Up For Showdown At 10th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival
Acting tough vs being tough
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin 2022 has not been kind to investors. Virtually every segment of the market has fallen in value. Even investment grade bonds, which is historically a haven for conservative investors, has plummeted by over 12% as of this writing. It’s easy to get caught up in your emotions during a tough market and weak economy. However, it may be helpful to keep in mind that Bear Markets and recessions are not an anomaly. They are part of the economic cycle. Contrary to what the doomsayers and talking heads are claiming on financial news channels, I am confident in saying that eventually the economy will improve and the market will rebound. The question is what are some practical action items for investors as we approach year-end? (Hint: It’s not checking your account balance more frequently!). Fixating on short-term performance is not constructive. Instead, I have outlined below some pragmatic areas worth exploring to make … [Read more...] about 2022 Year-End Financial Checklist
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin By Liz Seegert, Next Avenue When Patricia Anderson got Covid-19 at the very start of the pandemic, she was lucky in a sense. She never went to the hospital, despite her body temperature dropping to 93 degrees. In March 2020, many patients were told not to seek emergency care unless they had a fever of 104 degrees or higher. Covid-19 was a newly emerging threat and at the time, there were few avenues of treatment. While the worst of the symptoms eventually faded, Anderson never really got better. She is one of the estimated 7 to 23 million Americans with long Covid — a condition which can encompass symptoms such as respiratory distress, cough, "brain fog," fatigue, and malaise, that last 12 weeks or longer after initial infection. These ongoing symptoms, and resulting impairments, are a long term challenge as both employers and workers navigate an ever-mutating virus. The Centers for Disease Control and … [Read more...] about Older Workers Are Struggling With A New Disability: Long Covid
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There’s been a good deal of ink spilled in trying to explain “quietly quitting”. And, much consternation about how quietly quitting is a serious concern of many organizational leaders. Its prompted some executives to push employees to either participate more enthusiastically in their work and organization, or leave for greener pastures. Others go further and see quiet quitters in the crosshairs of staff reductions. Interestingly, a number of pundits suggest increased reliance on freelancers as a way for organizations to avoid the productivity loss implied by the quietly quitting crowd, and reduce the distraction and pain of layoffs. Here’s the case they make. First, the organization benefits by optimizing its use of full-time and freelance resources. Utilizing independent professionals in key functional or project areas establishes a more agile workforce, able to change and regroup quickly by staffing projects with … [Read more...] about Does Open Talent Solve The Quietly Quitting Problem?
Pakistan Finance Minister Miftah Ismail on Sunday stepped down from his post to make way for Ishaq Dar to take over the reins of the country's cash-strapped economy. The formal decision to put 72-year-old Dar in the driving seat of the financial affairs was taken in during a meeting between the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his brother Nawaz Sharif in London on Saturday. Both the finance minister Miftah Ismail and his successor Ishaq Dar were present in the meeting, besides other leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N). Miftah handed over his resignation to the elder Sharif, who is out of politics due to conviction in corruption cases but his decisions are considered binding on the party. I worked to the best of my ability for four months, and remained loyal to the party and the country, Miftah was quoted as saying by the PML-N in a statement. Close Former premier Sharif appreciated the efforts made by Miftah for carrying out the responsibilities … [Read more...] about Pakistan Finance Minister Miftah Ismail steps down; makes way for senior PML-N leader Ishaq Dar to take over
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin By Rosie Wolf Williams, Next Avenue My mother told me many times over the years that she had a will, and I believed her. When she passed away, we discovered that her will was 40 years old — and completely useless. To start, she had never signed the copy we found, and the man named to be executor had died a decade before she did. Grandchildren born after she wrote the will were not mentioned, and items left to some people had long ago been passed on to others. Such problems are not uncommon, because many older adults and their children don't want to talk about death. Of course, you could simply ask your parents or others about their wishes, but how do you make sure the transition after they have died is smooth, without sounding harsh or greedy? Who Needs a Will? "The question in so many minds is, what happens if my parent dies without a will? The short answer is, it depends," says Rebecca Goldfarb, … [Read more...] about Mom, Do You Have A Will?