Money IQ: Thinking Ahead for 2013

Money IQ
By Eric Loucks

Thinking Ahead for 2013

Hard to believe, but 2012 is almost behind us and 2013 is just around the corner.

The time between Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day presents a wonderful opportunity to assess the financial positives and negatives of the past year and to plan for improvements in the New Year.

Before we head into 2013, there’s still time to make last minute adjustments for 2012. With taxes potentially rising for the next year, it is a good time to consider a few tax saving ideas:

  • Capital Gains rates are scheduled to rise. If you are considering selling a security you have
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County to Host Small Business Assistance Q & A


Los Alamos County’s Economic Development Division will host a question and answer session for area businesses from 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. 12 in the Nambe Room of historic Fuller Lodge (2nd floor.)

Business owners and representatives are encouraged to bring their questions and comments regarding issues facing the small business sector. In turn, the County will present its small business assistance programs, services and funding.

“Small businesses form the backbone of any vibrant community and we realize the unique challenges faced by small business in Los Alamos and want to help,” Read More

Local Businesses Light Up The Holidays

A Los Alamos landmark and annual tradition, Los Alamos National Bank, 1200 Trinity Dr., lights up Tuesday night’s sky with its tall rooftop Christmas tree created out of white bulbs and capped off with a shining star. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ 

Lights decorate the trees and posts in front of Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe, 1789 Central Ave., and line the windows adorned with Christmas scenes Tuesday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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‘The Velocity Project’ Selects Seven Companies for Pilot Program

SANTA FEThe Velocity Project, an entrepreneurial accelerator recently launched by the City of Santa, is announcing its selection of seven companies to participate in the pilot project.

The Velocity Project is an eight-week business accelerator that will begin in January 2013 and provides companies with a unique opportunity to rapidly expand and grow their business.

The companies selected to participate will learn from successful entrepreneurs and experts in key areas that are critical to success in the 21st century.

The Velocity Project sponsors include the City of Santa Fe, Los Alamos Read More

Local Company Offers Taxi Service to Curb Holiday Drinking & Driving

NMWT News:

In time for the holidays, Los Alamos based New Mexico Wine and Scenic Tours, is now offering after hours (after 7 p.m.) taxi service from the Los Alamos/White Rock area to a number of locations, to help prevent drinking and driving.

New Mexico Wine and Scenic Tours’ taxi service is also available for pick up and delivery to the Albuquerque Sunport and Santa Fe Municipal Airport, Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe and other Taos, Albuquerque, and surrounding area destinations.

“There is currently no easily accessible shuttle service in Los Alamos that offers transportation to and from Read More

Column: I Am A Different Person In Different Contexts … So Are You!

Column by Elena Yang
I Am A Different Person In Different Contexts … So Are You!

In the previous post on diversity/multiculturalism, I focused mostly on the differences between groups, such as males and females, or white and African Americans. 

Equally important, if not more so, are our conversations across the differences within a group. 

For instance, many of us have more “issues” with our family members than with someone of different racial background or religious background.  

Similarly, within a racial group, there can be painful dealings with members’ differences.  Read More

Los Alamos Daily Post Thanks Community for Immense Support

Los Alamos Daily Post news team  from left, Photographer Sal Zapien, Columnist/Reporter Kirsten Laskey, Columnist/Reporter/Webmaster Greg Kendall, Publisher Carol A. Clark, Columnist Bonnie J. Gordon and Bookkeeper Karen Kendall. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team toasts the community for its tremendous support in helping the online newspaper grow to surpass 200,000 pageviews in November alone.

Publisher Carol A. Clark expressed gratitude to the community during a celebration Thursday night at the Dixie Girl Restaurant in downtown Los Alamos. Read More

New Mobile Vet Business Opens in Los Alamos!

Dr. Shayna Whitaker and Pam Trujillo conduct a wellness examination on their first client, Tyrone Nigel Clark 4, inside their mobile veterinary clinic Tuesday morning in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dr. Shayna Whitaker and Pam Trujillo with 4-year-old Yorkshire Terrier Tyrone Nigel Clark in front of his White Rock home Tuesday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

By Carol A. Clark

A new business rolled down the streets of Los Alamos and White Rock this week with a mission not only to care for local pets too terrified to ride in cars but also to help their owners who are Read More

Baldrige Program Seeks Examiners


It’s been said that the one of the most prestigious qualifications a professional can have is to say that he or she was part of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners.

To say you served as a Baldrige examiner and were part of building American competitiveness gives you a sense of pride—and probably even patriotism.

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is seeking applicants for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners for the 2013 Award cycle.

The Examiner Application is now available online and will be open until Jan. 10, 2013. Read More

LANL Cosponsors Northern New Mexico Resource Fair

LANL News:


Doing Business With LANL


Business owners who want to learn more about doing business with Los Alamos National Laboratory or other government agencies are encouraged to attend the Northern New Mexico Resource Fair.


When: 8-11 a.m., Dec. 5.

Where: Ohkay Owingeh Convention Center, north of Española.


At the resource fair, attendees can:


• get up-to-date information on how to register their business with various state government agencies;

• learn how to become more successful in bidding for contracts from LANL and other government agencies;

• learn

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