Suggested Readings about the current economy

“What’s the Economy For Anyway?” by John De Graaf and David K.Batker http://www.amazon.com/Whats-Economy-For-Anyway-Happiness/dp/1608195155

"Coin and Precious Metal Values 2010: Trends, Deals, and Predictions for the Smart Investor" by Jim Kingsland http://tinyurl.com/c9lpxv

“The Big Short” by...


Wealth + Health: Keeping it all in perspective

Is our net worth the best yardstick to measure how valuable we are to the world?


Jeanne Brutman Bakes Cookies by the Numbers

Jeanne’s  focus is the whole picture, not just about investments and insurance, but includes real estate, estate planning, and sometimes family planning. 


The Advisor to Advisors: Michael Fliegelman

Michael got into the business primarily because of his entrepreneurial nature, but he also recalls how his parents had worked hard their entire lives to have a substantial nest egg only to see much of their fortune eroded due to the expense of long-term care while living in an assisted living facility.


News Brief: Dave Bresler, the Ultimate Connector

November 8, 2012 marked the third time that Patricia Vaccarino of PR for People® collaborated with Dave Bresler, founder of NetworkNetwork!,  to create an outstanding networking event.  The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy or the early morning Nor’easter didn’t stop New Yorkers from turning out for this event.  The primary reason for the event’s success is Dave Bresler. He is described by everyone as a mensch who derives his greatest joy and...


How to get picked up by the media

Even though the media has become highly fragmented, there is no greater credibility for your business than getting authentic news coverage.  There is more media than ever and these media outlets range from the equivalent of 3-pound dumbbells to the bench press. To get a larger audience, you want to shoot for top-tier press.  Let’s take two heavyweight contenders—The New York Times and Tech Crunch. How do you get in?...


Is Text messaging funny? You decide!

Every so often, I have the wonderful opportunity to make introductions among my clients in a way that brings value to everyone.  Recently, my client Mobile Marketing company ProTexting.com was paired with another one of my clients America’s most loved Comedian, Wali Collins, to make a series of videos showing just how funny text messaging can be.  I also had met the director...


Ken Woolcott: What Basketball means to me and this town

Ken Woolcott, who grew up in Tacoma, remembers as a kid that his family couldn’t afford Sonics tickets, so he listened to the game on the radio. He still remembers the day he accidentally discovered the stunning view from Kerry Park on a college era jog through Seattle.  Ken has always loved all things basketball, and his passion for the sport and the success of his business enabled him to...