Why the focus on small 401(k) plans?
Because costs are less of an issue with large plans.
At the far extreme of low cost, the government's Thrift Savings Plan has annual costs, all in, of 3 basis points.
Services Cooperative Association:
Financial Literacy Class:
Hosted by the Associated Credit Union of Texas. 6:30-7:30 p.m., ACU of Texas' Friendswood Kroger branch, 3135 FM 528, Friendswood.
International Trade Center:
Houston real estate and investment opportunities.
The city's historic commission unanimously approved the project proposed by a Houston developer who had been accused of breaking historic district rules and allowing a 104-year-old home in Germantown to deteriorate.
Completed in 2003, the property is 95.2 percent leased, and has one-, two- and three-bedroom units averaging 969 square feet each.
Spindletop Design has leased two office suites at 6212 N.
The After Hours Network Meeting:
Loren Steffy, Texas Monthly columnist and author of "Drowning in Oil" and "The Man Who Thought Like a Ship."
Services Cooperative Association:
What is your trade secret?
The actress who portrayed unflappable officer Ellen Ripley in the Alien film franchise is reprising her role in Alien:
Weaver, who recorded new dialogue for the game, says she picked up right where she left off as tough-as-nails Ripley in filmmaker Ridley Scott's sci-fi horror masterpiece.
The passage, or failure, of a single piece of legislation is going to tell us a lot about whether our Congress represents the people of the United States or just its financial service industry donors.
A graduate of Louisiana State University, Hung has extensive experience in commercial construction projects, especially for religious and nonprofit clients.
Terry Hatcher has been named vice president of human resources at Greene's Energy Group, a provider of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services.
Fast-food giants may want to pay attention: More Americans are leaning toward restaurants that provide higher-quality foods for their money, according to Consumer Reports.
While the United States lost the soccer match against Germany, Thursday's midday match was a chance for companies to build a little camaraderie, show a little team building and give everyone at the office or factory floor a break from the everyday grind.
The property is Beacon's 15th property in Houston giving the company 2.89 million square feet of office space citywide.
Kim Grizzle-Shapiro and Mike Martin of PM Realty Group have been appointed as leasing brokers, while Beacon Real Estate Services will take over property management.
Cold Calling Techniques That Get Results: 9-11:30 a.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Employee Versus Independent Contractor:
Creating a Marketing Plan: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Google Tools for Business: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Investors who own Spiders own bits of all the companies in the index, such as Intel, Hasbro, CVS Caremark, Estee Lauder, Gap, Kellogg, MetLife, Pfizer, Nike, Staples, UnitedHealth and Tractor Supply.
When they don't make regular checks and forecasts, or ignore troubling trends, their businesses will break down because they don't have the resources to pay their bills.
To boost inflows, consider asking customers for all or a substantial portion of their payment upfront or give discounts to those who pay promptly.
Highway Holdings .05 from .04
Plains GP Hldg .1834 from .17055
Extra or special dividends
Nordic Amer Tankers .13
Stock splits this week
Group 1 Automotive 2.25pc cv notes due 2036 Sep. 4
Nasdaq Global and Global Select Markets
Houston-based software development company Tendenci is expanding its presence in the San Francisco area, the company announced Wednesday.
Company founder and CEO Ed Schipul will relocate to the San Francisco Bay area, according to a company statement.
Houston Permits and Licenses Made Simple: 1-3 p.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Grow Your Business With Women Business Enterprise Certification: 9 a.m.-noon, UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
Internet Marketing Clinic: 7-9 p.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
The After Hours Network Meeting: 6-8 p.m., Little Napoli, 6445 Westheimer. Cost: $15. Information: www.afterhoursnetwork.com.
Services Cooperative Association: Meeting. 7:15-8:30 a.m., H.E.S.S. Club, 5430 Westheimer. Speaker: Tameka Young-Finister.
[...] understand that the term can mean different things.
Global energy production is booming, and a good way to profit without being hurt by commodity-price volatility is to invest in companies servicing and supplying the oil and gas industry.
Private, public, nonprofit and government workplaces can all take part.
Companies also receive special recognition for categories ranging from ethics to communication to work-life flexibility.
The Chronicle will host an awards gala event in advance of the special section in November.
In business jargon, an economic moat refers to sustainable competitive advantages that a company may have that protect its market position and defend against competitors or would-be competitors.
Examples include brand power, switching costs, patents, economies of scale and barriers to entry.
First of all, don't let your emotions guide your response.
Do take a moment to thank the people who make the posts for the feedback and promise to look into what happened.
1 Retirees and near-retirees may be selling their homes simply because "that's where the money is" - home equity is their biggest asset and they need to use it to produce retirement income.
Hosted by SCORE Houston. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Palm Center Technology Center, 5330 Griggs Road.
What You Need to Know Before Buying a Franchise: 9-11:30 a.m., UH SBDC, 2302 Fannin, Suite 200.
John "Jake" Cleveland joins PROS as senior vice president, global sales.
Phil Wagner is an economic development specialist serving as director of services for the Montrose management district and assisting the East Aldine management district in charge of business expansion and recruitment.
Since penny stocks are so inexpensive, I can buy thousands of them, which can make me richer faster, no?
The first Checkers will open in Houston in either December or January of next year, said Jennifer Durham, vice president of franchise development for Tampa, Fla.-based Checkers & Rally's Restaurants which operates under the names Checkers and Rally's and has almost 800 U.S.
Tallgrass Energy Partners .38 from .325
Declared stock splits
Chesapeake Utilities 3-for-2
Stock splits this week
InterContl Hotels 12-13 reverse after $2.93 special
North Star Realty Finance 1-2 reverse after spinoff
North Star Asset Management Group
Once again, we've learned that there are people (not very many) who live on "rents" - income from the ownership of assets such as land, buildings, stocks, bonds, mineral rights, etc.
CNBC measured each state on 10 key business and economic development factors to determine America's Top States for Business and for the second consecutive year, Texas is in the No.