September 4, 2015,

Michael Savoie, Executive Care of Stratford

Home Care & Long Term Insurance

Life is full of challenges. The unexpected is to be expected.  There are numerous ways in which we can insulate ourselves and this why we have insurance.

But did you know…most experts recommend that we have four types of insurance: Life, Health, Auto and Long Term Care.

I'm going to talk about the one insurance that most people know very little about until a loved one is affected in some capacity.

August 14, 2015,

Rey Alabre, H&R Block of Bridgeport

The new economy can be unexpectedly taxing
Five essential facts help drivers, hosts, taskers and other sharers avoid surprises at tax time

The sharing and gig economies employ hundreds of thousands with total revenues surpassing $3 billion, according to some estimates. While more Americans turn to sharing or gigging to earn a living, they face new and more complicated tax requirements. For taxpayers who have entered the “sharing economy,” here are five essential facts to keep in mind for tax time.

August 10, 2015,

Paul Plouffe, CEO & President, ServiceMaster of Greater Bridgeport

You know that everyone dies and everyone pays taxes.  But, did you know that almost everyone (7 out of 10 businesses) will not survive after experiencing a significant disaster?  That’s 70%!  As the leader of your business or organization, how can you beat those odds?

Answer: It starts with a plan. Unfortunately, like the stop sign principle where a sign was installed after the accident, most companies don't begin planning until after a disaster has happened. Any good financial advisor will tell you that it's not how much you make (Asset Generation) it's how much you keep, (Asset Preservation). Tragically, many short sighted businesses will invest years in R&D, training, and infrastructure development, only to lose everything for failing to plan for the unexpected disaster.

Fact 1: There is never a bad time to get started.

Fact 2: There is always something you can do to improve your existing program.

Here are a few things you can do immediately as you consider the subject.

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