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H&R Block - Smirk (I paid 50 bucks for my tax return at Tax 29)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here is the transcript from its March 7, 2019 investor conference call.  The competition has figured out how to make the fee structure of H&R Block seem, well, nutty. H&R Block, once a scaling business and trusted brand, is in trouble.

2019 56

Is It Ross of Smart Franchise Solutions Or It Is the Market for Content Providers?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I would have expected to pay a fee in the $4,000 ballpark.  Let's cut to the chase. Ross of Smart Franchise Solutions posted a help-wanted on the Boston section of Craigslist.

2019 52

The "Right" Summer Camp - Helicopter Parents Also Cheating to Have Offspring Admitted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The cost of bribes, forging, and consultations is in addition to the fee for the actual camp. Getting into the "right" summer camp has become as competitive as landing a seat in an elite college. No surprise, helicopter parents are also offering bribes for that, reports MarketWatch.

2019 52

The Amazing Anna Delvey

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  When the fee hadn't been paid, she told them that she had wired the funds but that they would take several days to clear in New York. Anna Sorokin aka Anna Delvey may be the baby-faced version of Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos. 

2019 52

The American Dream - Class Action Lawsuit Positions and Packages It as Vast Conspiracy

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or, they can contract with non-traditional brokers for a lower fee. Sure, homeowners have the option to sell their homes themselves, without any middleman - that is, the licensed real estate broker who charges a commission of about 6%.

2019 52

Chrysler Bldg Sold for Relative Peanuts - But, Will The Dilenschneider Group's Rent Go Up?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those are usually deep pockets which can pay Manhattan-like fees. Manhattan real estate is a wild game. When property is sold, renters fill with terror. How much will the rent go up? Will they be forced out?

2019 56

Listen Up, FBI - Many College Students Are "Customers" of Term Paper Research/Ghostwriting Services

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The student passes that "job description" to the ghostwriting service, which then appears on a dashboard, with the fee which will paid to the writer. Funny business during the college admissions process is just the tip of the iceberg.

2019 52

GM Lordstown, Ohio Plant - 1,700 Hour Workers Idled, Future in Limbo

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In contrast, in developments dominated by the white collar, those services are contracted through vendors and fees paid.  Representatives of the people, such as U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, lobbied GM et al. hard to keep the Lordstown, Ohio plant operating. Here is the AP coverage.

2019 56

FIRE - Some Push Back on Scott Riekens' Extreme Saving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I want to be in the permanent position of being able to select what clients, what types of communications assignments, and what fee range I am willing to work with.  In January 2019 I earned a lot of money, on my terms. Did he join a cult?

2019 56

Podcasting - Yes, It Can Be Monetized

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Recently a client for whom I create the talking points for the podcasts decided to pony up the monthly fee (about $250) in order to have a shot at monetizing his shows. Most podcasting is being done as part of the marketing mix. And that's that.

2019 56

Want to Do a FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early)? Stop Eating Out

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" That is, I wanted to be in the financial position that I could choose what work I wanted to do, for what kinds of clients, and at what fee I was willing to accept. You will get push-back on this one. People enjoy eating out with other people. It's almost a guaranteed feel-good.

2019 56

Andrew Reigstad of Tax 29 - SuperHero of Uncertain Economic Times

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That $440 fee had been haunting me. Money talks. So, it was the loudest voice in the room when Andrew Reigstad at Tax 29 told me the bill for my 2018 was $50. Last year for a similar tax return for 2017, H&R Block charged $440. Reigstad looked over that 2017 return done by H&R Block.

2019 56

Conde Nast - Shift from Advertising to Paywall

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

By the end of 2019 all its publications will have a paywall. That is, several publishers join together and provide a package for one fee. Will this represent a major trend in publishing?

2019 52

E-Nightmare and Edward Jones

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since CDs don't require professional managing, those could be placed in a no-fee Roth IRA. The Edward Jones brand is:  Making sense of investing. Well, first it should make sense internally of its IT infrastructure. The other night I went through a major trauma.

2019 52

FIRE - How I Went from 6-Figure Debt to Financial Independence, (Semi) Retire Early

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I only agree to accept work I decide is stimulating, with clients who are simpatico, and where the fee structure is fair.  In 2003, as I chronicle in this e-book , I was lugging around 6-figure debt. My industry had collapsed. So, obviously, I had to do a career change.

2019 52

IT Genius Who's Fast, Affordable, Speaks Human As His First Language - Ian Billen of Youngstown Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The fee is unusually low.  Does this {my HP PC} have an internal microphone? That's what I had to find out for the first step on the learning curve to doing podcasts. If Ana Marie Cox were just starting out today in digital she would be podcasting up a storm.

2019 56

Perils and Opportunities Associated with Suing Celebrities, Like Gwyneth Paltrow

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That move can impose additional legal fees on a plaintiff who may not be able to afford them. Some recall that last January Terry Sanderson, almost 70 years old, filed a lawsuit against celebrity Gwyneth Paltrow.

2019 52

Verizon Media Group - About 800 to Lose Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

After that, if that proves useful, there are sliding scale fees. Verizon's ambitious plans for its Media Group didn't pan out. For example, its dream of deriving big-time revenues from digital advertising was just that - a dream. 

2019 56

Nothing Less Than Perfect

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

I define "semi-retirement" as restricting my business to only the assignments I wanted to accept, with clients who treated with respect, and at the fee which I perceived as fair.  Extreme negative reaction to mistakes. Harsh self-criticism. Nagging self doubt.

2019 52

Yes, SmallBiz, BigLaw Firms Get Stiffed, Too - Here's How We Can Level the Playing Field

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

JAMS' Frank Maas oversaw the process and mandated that Guo pay up $627,000 in fees and interest.    Instead of respecting the arbitration decision and paying his legal fees, Guo filed a malpractice lawsuit on December 31st for $3.06

2019 56

Working with Speakers Bureaus, Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole

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Minimum fee and number of speaking engagements per year. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about when it’s time to find an agent and how to work with speakers’ bureaus.

2019 66

Podcasting - Salvation for Musicians

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And/or they can contract with a podcasting hosting service, for a fee, which does sophisticated marketing and facilitates monetization. For years now, many musicians have been lamenting that they can't make a living. They contend that it is impossible to afford to record their music, then distribute and promote it.    Well, the medium of podcasting could change all that.

2019 43

iPhone - Shelf Life Expiring As Must-Have Cool

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

My monthly fee for the service of the telecommunications carrier is about 20 bucks less than the special grandfathered rate I had held on with the iPhone.  It isn't only the Chinese who sense they no longer need an iPhone as a status symbol. 

2019 56

The Generations Loving Golf - Screwed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Initiation fee can be as high as $70,000 and monthly dues $1,000 or more.  Others have requested a refund of their initiation fee. In the mid 1990s, we ambitious professional women were encouraged to learn how to play golf. Sure, it was a difficult sport and not cheap.

2019 52

Professional Services Firms - Fewer Insultated by Premium Branding

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Clients will insist they be informed in a detailed matter what work with be done, how (how much is outsourced, how much performed by very junior associates and paralegals), and at what fee. Forever, the business and legal media have been reporting on the need to reform traditional billing practices in the legal sector. After all, the Golden Age of Law Firms, which ended with the global financial crash of 2008, is long past.

2019 40

Industry Trends and Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole

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Minimum fee and number of speaking engagements per year. On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast we are talking about when it’s time to find an agent and how to work with speakers’ bureaus. Today we welcome one of my long-time friends and someone I have had great respect for in the business for more than 30 years now, Holli Catchpole. Holli is […]. The post Industry Trends and Speaker Do’s and Don’ts with Holli Catchpole appeared first on Jane Atkinson.

2019 43

Conde Nast Plans More Layoffs, Will Continue in the Red through 2019 - Old Media's Cartoonish Struggle

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" As for financial performance, Conde Nast's CEO Bob Sauerberg announced that losses would continue through 2019. Sliding scale fees. Conde Nast  used to be  an influential brandname in magazine publishing.

2019 52

Upgrade Your Style for the Stage with Anne Morrissey

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – Anne will be joining us in Cape Coral for Accelerate LIVE 2019 as our on-site stylist! Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate LIVE 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22-24, 2019.

2018 87

DOW Putting Coal in Retirees' Stockings

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And 2019 can mean they might even have to hunt for part-time work. Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. They were a relaxed bunch, until recently. The long-running bull stock market had given them a lot more than financial security in their retirement.

2018 56

Credit Cards as Economic Indicator - Fear Is Palpable

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And not how it may play out in 2019. Here in Eastern Ohio, which still hasn't turned around from the demise of the steel industry, the fear is of ghost towns when the GM Lordstown plant goes dark in March 2019. Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. It's obvious.

Building a 30 Year Speaking Career with Randy Pennington

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Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate LIVE 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22-24, 2019. This power packed seminar will allow you to say “no” to poor paying events and stand tall in your fees. Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate LIVE 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22-24, 2019.

2018 55

Nostalgia - Dangerous to Your Ability to Land Well-Paying Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For example, I would welcome an article, book, or video on the pros and cons of majoring in English in 2019. Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. Cut the nostalgia.

2018 56

Recession, Of Course - Lots More Accidental Retirements

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

chief financial officers expect one by the end of 2019 and 80% by the end of 2020.  Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. Most Americans haven't bounced back financially from the 2008 downturn. 

2018 56

CBS - Is It (indirectly) Ponying Up Funding for Les Moonves' Comeback?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Meanwhile, CBS would be paying all the Moonves' legal fees to do that. For instance, Stewart also notes that Goldman paid some of the legal fees of board member Rajat Gupta.   In 2019, the business, entertainment, and legal media will be watching Moonves.

2018 52

Who Controls Fashion? - Not Vogue, Not Any More

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

No surprise, its parent - Conde Nast - is losing money and will continue to lose money throughout 2019. Sliding scale fees. Kim Kardashian - 58 million Twitter followers, 115 million Instagram followers. Vogue - 13.5 million Twitter followers, 19.5 million Instagram followers.

2018 52

The Modern Seller in the Speaking Business with Amy Franko

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Today, The Wealthy Speaker Podcast is being brought to you by Accelerate LIVE 2019 in Cape Coral, FL on February 22-24, 2019. This power packed seminar will allow you to say “no” to poor paying events and stand tall in your fees. We welcome Amy Franko, on this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Podcast, to talk about sales and how to accelerate new business wins and expand growth in existing clients. Amy is the founder and president of Impact Instruction Group. As a

2018 41

Beyond Third Places - Starbucks Needs to Rebrand Itself As Something Else

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

during its 2019 fiscal year.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. Starbucks has announced that it's closing another 150 stores in the U.S.

2018 52

The Level Playing Field for Downward Mobility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Or what it will do in 2019 and beyond. Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. It's 9:36 A.M. New York Time. The Dow is down almost 300 points.    No one knows how far it will plunge by time the market closes. Or 2018 ends. And, those over-60 become equal.

In Praise of Legislative Gridlock

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For 2019, our Social Security payment will be increased 2.8%. Complimentary consultation, sliding scale fees. Legislative gridlock can be a very good thing.    The divided Congress, reports Bob Blancato in MarketWatch , means that the push for "entitlement reform" has lost traction. That happened as a result of the midterms, in which 48% of us over-65 voted for Democrats.

2018 40

Darkness Fell Fast - Privilege Now Under (heavy) Attack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The middle aged white guys at Jones Day might have to downshift to way below the T-14 to find the Associate Class of 2019. Negotiable fees. Movements, like any other entity on planet earth, mutate. This time the evolution has been unusually rapid. 

2018 52

Darkeness Fell Fast - Privilege Under Attack

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The middle aged white guys at Jones Day might have to downshift to way below the T-14 to find the Associate Class of 2019. Negotiable fees. Movements, like any other entity on planet earth, mutate. This time the evolution has been unusually rapid. 

2018 52

GE - Many Lessons Being Learned Too Late

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

His plan was to sell it and relocate for semi-retirement after his child graduates from high school in 2019.     For individual coaching – sliding scale fees. The fall of GE, including from the DOW, has given both analysts and crackle-barrel gawkers plenty to say.

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