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Reyes shares insights about leadership

Interview by Tere Siqueira Leadership involves more than giving orders. To examine the leadership process, Dos Mundos recently interviewed Victor Reyes, who serves as regional manager with Bancomer, the largest Bank in Mexico, and has about 200 people under his charge. The following is a transcript of that interview: Dos Mundos: What are the characteristics of a good leader? Victor …

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BioLife Plasma Services to hold grand opening for new center

BioLife Plasma Services is opening a plasma collection services center on Saturday (Nov. 10) in northwestern Kansas City, Missouri. A subsidiary of Shire, BioLife Plasma Services is an industry leader in operating high-quality plasma donation centers nationwide. The plasma collected at BioLife is processed into various life-saving therapeutics, including treatment for patients with hemophilia and immune disorders, and for use …

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Dave says: Finance column

Dear Dave, I can’t decide what to do about my car. I owe $8,000 on it, and I have the cash to pay it off with plenty left over. One of my co-workers said I shouldn’t pay it off, because I have a very low interest rate on the loan. What do you think? Derricka Dear Derricka, What do I …

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ReeceNichols launches initiative for Hispanics in Missouri and Kansas

ReeceNichols Real Estate, the top-ranking real estate company in the Kansas City area, is launching an initiative to serve the growing Hispanic community in Kansas and Missouri. The initiative stems from ReeceNichols’ ongoing commitment to serve, reflect and grow with Kansas City. “We are committed to serving all members of the communities in which we operate, not only through assisting …

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Dave says 09.13.18

I’m stuck in a dead-end job, and I only have a high school diploma. I’ve never minded long hours and hard work, but I’ve begun to realize I need to have a better career, so I can spend more time with my kids. I feel like I’m missing out on their lives, because I work 65 to 70 hours every …

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Dave says 08.23.18

Dear Dave, My wife and I are following your plan, and we just paid off all our debt except for the house. Since we work for the same company, do you think we should have an emergency fund that is larger than you normally recommend? Don Dear Don, That’s great news! You’ve finished Baby Step 2, and now you’re ready …

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Dave says 08.17.18

Dear Dave, My wife and I are not on the same page when it comes to money and our two teenage daughters. I think they should be learning the value of work and money, but she doesn’t want them to work. She regularly hands them spending money and buys them expensive gifts. I want our girls to have some nice …

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Project REAP returns to Kansas City

Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program) has opened applications for its 2018 program, which will begin in September, in both Kansas Cities. Applications can be accessed at www.projectreap.org. The application period closes on Aug. 15. This will be the first time the program has been open to candidates in both Kansas Cities. In 2017, with only Kansas City, Missouri, participating, …

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Dave says 08.09.18

Dear Dave, Do you believe the adult child of a senior citizen, who is physically and mentally healthy but has neglected to plan for retirement, should be burdened with providing financial assistance to that parent? Robbie Dear Robbie, Based on the wording of your question, I can only believe you don’t think the adult child should be “burdened” to provide this assistance. …

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Dave says 08.02.18

Dear Dave, I’m a landlord, and I own a few houses and duplexes around town. Recently, I made the mistake of renting to some tenants who were not respectful of my property. Do you have any tips for selecting good renters? Joe Dear Joe, In my experience, most landlords simply aren’t thorough enough with the screening process when it comes …

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