Business & Finance

Biz Tips: How to Make Working From Home Work for You!

Updated 3 days ago

Deb Neuman has some tips about working from home:

Chances are you may have worked form home yesterday during the storm – or if you are an employer – you encouraged your employees to do so.

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Finance is Fun: Paying Off Credit Card Debt

Updated 2 weeks ago

Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to give tips on how to pay off your credit card debt.

A typical New Year’s resolution is to pay down/off debt. If this is your 2015 goal how can you do it? Here’s some ideas to help you succeed.

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Consumer Contact: Credit Reports

Updated 2 weeks ago

Russ Van Arsdale was back in the studio with Wayne on Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact. This week, he spoke to Wayne about how you can keep track of your credit score throughout the year with the government-sanctioned website annualcreditreport.com.

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Biz Tips: Organize your social media strategy for the New Year!

Updated 2 weeks ago

Deb Neuman has some tips to help you organize your social media strategy for the New Year.

-Plan frequency of posts
-Plan content of posts (tips, links)
-Make time to create posts
-Use tools to help you schedule posts
-Tweak your strategy based on results!

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Finance Is Fun: Getting The Maximum In Your Social Security Benefit

Updated 3 weeks ago

Marion Syversen was in the for this week’s Finance Is Fun to talk about how you can get the maximum out of your social security benefit.

Social Security is often the largest source of income for retirees. How can you get the MOST from your Social Security? Here are some tips.

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Finance is Fun: Common Mistakes Businesses Make

Updated 4 weeks ago

Marion Syverson was in for this week’s Finance Is Fun to talk about the common mistakes businesses make.

Below you will find Marion’s key points of where businesses make their mistakes.

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Consumer Contact: Online Security

Updated 4 weeks ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio with Joy Monday morning for this week’s Consumer Contact. This week, Russ was giving a break down of steps you can take to ensure your online accounts remain safe. Namely, he talked about password protection and ensure you use multiple, 10-character or more passwords that get updated and changed regularly.

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Finance is Fun: Your New Year’s Resolutions

Updated 1 month ago

Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk about your Finical New Year’s Resolutions.

Budget - MOST people do not have a budget. It’s nearly impossible to know what is going on without one. Having a budget becomes a resolution for many. Make it as simple or as detailed as you need, but don’t feel that you can’t do it, because I KNOW you can!

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Consumer Contact: Re-Gifting

Updated 1 month ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact. This week he was laying down some do’s and don’t’s with re-gifting. Although re-gifting can be appropriate at times, Russ says to use some extreme caution and forethought before you do, to ensure that the manner in which you are doing it will not hurt the feelings of those you care most about.

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Biz Tips: Prepare Your Business for 2015!

Updated 1 month ago

Deb Neuman shares some business tips for 2015.

1. Step back and review what is working what is not!
2. LET it GO! “Clean out your business closet”
3. Review/write your business plan for 2015
4. Set 3 goals for your business
5. Organize the books
6. Schedule your vacation!

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Consumer Contact: Fake Shopping Emails

Updated 2 months ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact segment. This week, we was speaking with Joy about a string of new email scams that are being sent out by the thousands now as we are well into the holiday season.

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Biz Tips: This holiday season, Think local, buy local

Updated 2 months ago

Deb Neuman  tells  us about the the best places to go to find Maine Made goodies.

BUY MAINE this season!

Shop your downtown merchants and online:

mainemade.com

mainecraftsassocation.org (Center for Maine Craft /Gardiner)

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Finance is Fun: Not Too Early To Think Of End-Of-Year Planning Tips

Updated 2 months ago

It’s a good time to plan for end-of-year financial options. Having a bit of time allows you to keep your eyes open for your personal possibilities. Please speak with your tax advisor when making some of these decisions.

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Consumer Contact: Phony Phone Calls

Updated 2 months ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio with Wayne Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact. This week, he was talking about what one investigator calls an “epidemic.” It’s the flood of phony telephone calls, threatening you so that you’ll pay debts you do not owe.

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Finance is Fun: Your Money and Being Thankful

Updated 2 months ago

A day set aside to focus on thanksgiving is an awesome thing. But what does being grateful have to do with your money? Lots, actually.

Money and emotions are intertwined. And if you learned anything from Saturday morning cartoons you may have learned that Scrooge McDuck never had enough money, was seemingly always grouchy and that perhaps that was not the fun-loving person you may have wanted to be.

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Consumer Contact: Winter Heating Rules

Updated 3 months ago

 

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact. This week he spoke to Joy about rules followed by heating companies that you should know now that the heating season has once again began. The rules are in effect from October 15 – April 30th.

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Finance Is Fun: Shopping On A Budget

Updated 3 months ago

Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk to us about how to shop on a budget.

Have a budget - What is the top amount of money you can spend, or should stay within, for Christmas or Hanukkah? Be ruthless in this number. Love doesn’t equal the cost of the gift. It is your thoughtfulness that shows your affection. So be realistic and responsible and make an upper limit that will possibly include food and ancillary things needed to celebrate.

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Penquis: A Look at LiHEAP

Updated 3 months ago

Barbara Stone, Division Manager for Housing and Energy Services oversees the federal LiHEAP program (heating assistance).

She joined WABI TV5 to talk about the program.

For more information:

973-3500
penquis.org

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Biz tips: Tis the Season… Are You Ready?

Updated 3 months ago

Tis the season… are you ready?
Prepare NOW for holiday shoppers!

Deb Neuman has some tips:

1. Review inventory and pricing
2. Update website – make it EASY
3. Develop SM strategy
4. Plan sales/promos
5. Prepare your crew (service is KEY!)

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Finance is Fun: Start Saving For Next Christmas Now

Updated 3 months ago

Marion Syverson was here for this week’s Finance is Fun, to talk about saving for next Christmas.

A little more than 8 weeks until Christmas 2014 and I’m suggesting you start saving NOW for Christmas 2015?! Am I crazy? No. I’m a planner.

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