Amazon is trying to do something the United States government refuses to do: Save the U.S. Post Office. In a press release Nov. 11, Amazon announced it would be using the United States Postal Service to help deliver packages in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas on Sundays. Amazon and the Postal Service said the service would be rolled out further in the U.S., going to major metropolitan cities in 2014 including Dallas, Houston, New Orleans and Phoenix.
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Financial professionals can play an important role in helping investors reach their retirement goals, including the following:
1. Help investors articulate their reasons for saving and set clear goals.
2. Assist investors with developing a financial roadmap.
3. Provide investment expertise.
4. Offer an independent perspective.
5. Create portfolios that can generate growth or income while minimizing risk.
6. Identify and provide access to the right products.
7. Implement a financial plan.
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76 percent: According to a recent SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard survey, small businesses are embracing technology as a tool to improve efficiency, with 76 percent saying they have changed their strategies to adapt to an increasingly technology-based economy.