February 2011 - Too Much Lemon

Patience is not an entrepreneur’s virtue Chia-Li Chien | Dec. 8, 2010 Like most immigrants who come to the U.S., I continue to foster my own culture in my family, especially by way of Chinese food. When I first came to the U.S. at age 21, I did not have much cooking experience. Over the 22 y

[ read more ]

Twelve common mistakes to avoid when presenting to investors

February 2011 - Twelve common mistakes to avoid when presenting to investors

Chia-Li Chien | Nov. 16, 2010 I recently had the opportunity to be a mentor, deal screener and speaker for the 4th annual Angle Capital Summit.  Although there were specific things to look for as a deal screener on behalf of the investors, I couldn’t help but to reflect on an article I recent

[ read more ]

Market Updates: Watch Small Businesses Grow as Corporate Spending Increases.

November 2010 - Market Updates: Watch Small Businesses Grow as Corporate Spending Increases.

Market Updates by Chia-Li Chien Watch small businesses grow as corporate spending increases. I recently attended Financial Planning Associates (FPA) 2010 Annual Symposium & Sponsor Expo in Charlotte, NC. I attend the FPA Symposium each year simply to keep up with my continuing education cr

[ read more ]

Revving Up for the Holidays!

November 2010 - Revving Up for the Holidays!

by Karyn L. Beach We are less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving. There is a lot to look forward to: big, yummy holiday dinners, parties, shopping for gifts, decorating, seasonal music and the list goes on. But for many people, the holidays bring just as much stress as they do satisfaction. So

[ read more ]

Credit Card Debt: How Much is Too Much?

May 2010 - Credit Card Debt: How Much is Too Much?

by Michielle DJ Beck Determining when You're in Financial Trouble with Your Credit Card Debt Quite a few books and Web sites provide formulas for calculating whether your current level of consumer debt is too much for your income, but there's a better indication of too much debt. Debt is mu

[ read more ]

March 2010 - Invest and Diversify for Success!

By Brenda McCoy Hunter As you probably know, this article is not about stocks, bonds or money. It is about building a better future and a better community. It is about developing social capital. It is about preparing to give-investing in yourself, giving what you have-to significant others, and r

[ read more ]

February 2010 - Developing a Better Connection between Women and Money

By Liz Gamble Since women are now holding jobs in the marketplace as CEOs’ and presidents, it is necessary to equip women with the tools of dealing with their money with confidence and pride. Men have been always done that. Of course there is no gender in the money itself, but who is holdin

[ read more ]

December 2009 - Have a Stress-Free Holiday Season

by Kristie Leong M.D. It's the most wonderful time of the year and also the most stressful. The holidays may be full of cheer, but they can take a toll on your stress level and your health. From the pressures of shopping to visiting relatives there doesn't seem to be a free moment. Wouldn't it be

[ read more ]

October 2009 - Cover Story: One Financially Savvy Sista

It was a fast paced day when Adriene Hobdy and I sat down to chat.  It had been a day of  going down memory lane of past P3 Pearls who had graced our cover; acknowledging 2008 as a year of incredible women and 2009 following suit. In fact I was so caught up in the celebration, I even started out m

[ read more ]

June 2009 - From The President’s Corner: Get in the Driver’s Seat!

By Lisa Thomas I was engaged in a trial coaching call with a great woman recently and we were talking candidly about her vision. She had struggled with finances for quite some time and lost some of her passion and zeal for life, so she thought a session with me would impact that area. After ye

[ read more ]