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Affluent Magazine December 2009

December 2009

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Out With the Old and In With the New

by Tonia Tomlin

Out With the Old and In With the New With the holidays upon us, it’s time to prepare for all the new items you will accumulate during the holidays - whether you want them or not. No matter what stage of life you are in, regular purging and simplifying is a necessity to staying organized and stress-free. Also through this process you not only reduce clutter but you can save money, earn money and help out others. Read More

Ways To Create More Value in Your Presentations

by Joseph Sommerville, Ph.D.

Ways To Create More Value in Your Presentations In challenging economic times, buyers look for value.  The more you provide, the more likely you are to become the provider of choice.  Presentations offer you excellent opportunities to provide that value at different stages of the business development cycle. Here are five ways to create more value in your presentations. Read More

Holiday Happiness: Beauty Tips for a Joyful Season

by Mary Jo Matsumoto

Holiday Happiness: Beauty Tips for a Joyful Season It's easy to forget during the hectic pace of December and January that looking your best at the season's parties and gatherings has more to do with staying calm and peaceful than anything else. Here are some of my top beauty secrets designed to make your life easier during the holidays!   Read More

To Entertain Or Not To Entertain- That Is The Question

by Tony Conway, CMP

To Entertain Or Not To Entertain- That Is The Question I was recently asked if it’s wise to entertain during a recession.  “Won’t people find it cavalier to throw a holiday party during these economic times?” they asked.   True, our economy is hungover from years of subprime mortgage indulgences, and it’s tough for a guy like me to respond objectively to a question like this.  After all, my life is a party―I live it, breathe it, and have made it my livelihood to the tune of producing 2,500 events a year.  Entertaining is how I thrive.  It’s my passion and my bread and butter. Read More

Simple Healthy Eating Strategies: Breaking Bad Habits That Pack on the Pounds

by Susan Burke March, MS, RD, LD/N, CDE

Simple Healthy Eating Strategies: Breaking Bad Habits That Pack on the Pounds We live in a time of huge portions, cheap food, and timesaving technology.  We’re burning fewer calories, sitting for hours at our desks, in front of computers, and in traffic. It’s so easy to overeat and even best intentions get in the way of getting regular activity.  This isn’t an American problem—global obesity and type 2 diabetes rates are soaring.  With barely enough time for our families and friends, how is it possible to take charge of our foods and work in activity?  Read More

Into the Light: Three Steps to Make Visibility Profitable

by Leslie G. Ungar

Into the Light: Three Steps to Make Visibility Profitable There is a time during the Yom Kippur service, when the day seems endless. Somewhere during that time, I made a virtual tour of the sanctuary. The Sh’ma, the menorah, the tapestry door to the ark, the one hundred and some number of shins that represent the Sh’ma. When I was a kid, all the kids would count them to see if, by the end of the service, we could come up with the same number. Lastly, I looked up into the dome of our main sanctuary. I sat transfixed by what I observed. Read More

Know Your Rights When Your Dream Condo Doesn't Get Built

by Scott A. Frank

It seemed like a great idea at the time.  A beachfront townhome in South Florida.  A penthouse condominium high above the Vegas strip.  Granite countertops and cherry cabinets in the kitchen, and an expansive view from the balcony.  What could go wrong? Well, what might have gone wrong is the builder encountering construction delays, or stalling construction while looking for additional financing in a tight credit market, or worse yet, doing nothing while waiting for the market to turn. Read More

Take Your Follow Up Skills (and Your Success) to the Next Level

by Judy Garmaise

Take Your Follow Up Skills (and Your Success) to the Next Level While most business professionals know that follow up is important, the fact is that very few are masterful at the art of it. Sure, they may leave one or two voicemails for people or send a couple of e-mails, but those attempts are only scratching the surface of what follow up is really all about. In truth, following up with a prospect or customer is about attending to the details of business. It's doing what you say you will do and honoring your word. Read More

Seven Stars Resort: Relaxed Luxury and Sophisticated Style in the Turks & Caicos Islands

by Affluent Magazine

Seven Stars Resort: Relaxed Luxury and Sophisticated Style in the Turks & Caicos Islands Anchoring the sweeping arc of Grace Bay Beach in the Turks & Caicos Islands, Seven Stars Resort is a stylish and luxurious retreat on 22 tropically landscaped acres. Already considered one of the Caribbean’s finest new hotels, the resort blends genuine island hospitality with spacious, sumptuous accommodations and world-class amenities. At this sunny island oasis, guests gather around a show-stopping central pool, sip tropical cocktails and enjoy a range of complimentary watersports, including sailing and snorkeling in Providenciales’ crystal-clear waters. Read More

Stonewater Cove Resort: An Undiscovered Retreat that Unites Unbeatable Luxury with the Great Outdoors

by Madison Freeman

Stonewater Cove Resort: An Undiscovered Retreat that Unites Unbeatable Luxury with the Great Outdoors Nestled in the lush green wilderness overlooking Table Rock Lake, Stonewater Cove Resort and Club sits in the heart of the Mark Twain National Forest on nearly 500-acres filled with hand-crafted trails, hidden alcoves, moss-covered rock formations and untamed animals. The secluded resort in the Missouri foothills showcases a stunning stone and wood lodge and 18 individually designed rooms or suites that bring the essence of the untouched wilderness into a spacious, peaceful room or suite with the ultimate in luxe amenities. Here guests can embark on an adventure with outdoor activities that test their limits and then retire to rest, relax and be pampered in the beautiful surroundings. Read More
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