January 21, 2019

4 innovative ways to improve healthcare employees’ well-being – “Physician, heal thyself.” Facing increased errors, inadequate patient care, and high turnover rates, healthcare facilities are heeding this age-old advice with initiatives to improve the well-being of their doctors, nurses, and administration staff.

5 warning signs a real-estate deal is too good to be true – Higher home prices make homebuying these days no easy feat. So when you find a house or property listed with an affordable price tag, it’s only natural to want to snatch it right up.

January 4, 2019

Securities Arbitration—Should You Hire an Attorney? – The vast majority of interactions between investors and investment professionals are positive. However, sometimes the relationship doesn’t go as planned, and the situation can’t be resolved by communicating directly with your firm or broker. In such a situation, you may find yourself considering arbitration or mediation .

Your 4-Point Plan for Paying Off Holiday Debt – Though the holidays are often hailed as the most wonderful time of the year, they’re also frequently the most expensive. It’s not surprising, then, that the average American racked up $1,054 in debt during the 2017 holiday season. But what’s perhaps even more disturbing is the fact that as of late November 2018, a good 15% were still paying off the previous year’s debt.

October 8, 2018

Foreclosed homes are appreciating faster than the typical U.S. home – Homes that were foreclosed on during the recession are rising in value at a breakneck pace, much faster than the typical U.S. home.

How to Invest in Real Estate: Buying vs. Not Buying Property – Investments are inherently risky - real estate in particular. The subprime mortgage crisis was barely a decade ago and it played a large role in a devastating recession.

August 3, 2018

The importance of design in healthcare packaging – In the healthcare market, packaging is no longer merely a vessel to contain and transport a medical device from point A to point B. Packaging has become a critical and integral part of the surgical landscape. Optimised packaging can maintain a product’s efficacy, prolong its shelf-life, and even play an active role in the operating room. On the other hand, packaging that does not perform as anticipated during final validation can result in an OEM’s entire product failing to get to market, or malfunctioning packaging in the field can compromise patient safety.

Bitcoin is off the wagon, but one crypto expert says it’s only temporary – The cryptocurrency has plunged more than 7 percent in the last week, now trading just above $7,500. Despite the latest drop, one crypto trader says the sell-off is only temporary.

June 22, 2018

Despite Dip, Mortgage Rates Move Above 5% For Many Americans – The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate has dipped to 4.57%, from 4.62% a week ago. Although rates have been inching upwards over the last few months, they are still near historic lows. The time series from the St. Louis Fed reminds us that rates were closer to 6% in 2005 and 8% in 2000.

Arbitration Beats Class Actions for Workers – Mandatory arbitration—especially when it is not binding—seems to yield more dollars for the plaintiff and very little money for the arbitrator. A good example is in the financial industry where awards are higher using arbitration. You get dispute resolution faster than if you were to “take a number” and wait in line for a court date and a final determination of damages by a judge. Our courts already have full dockets in most jurisdictions.