Post image for Do You Plan or Plan to Fail?

I plan because I do not plan to fail!  If you have goals, you need a plan to make it happen. A budget is a form of a plan.  Why budget?  A budget is supposed to help you achieve your financial goals. More people spend more time planning a party than their lives!  If you do not see the need for planning, you probably do not have goals, direction, focus, attribute luck for any results and not accountable for anything! Read More…

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Post image for What Have You Accomplished this Week/Month/Year?

If you accomplished something or anything this week, you just completed or achieved a goal successfully. What have you achieved this week?  Was it good grades, something at work, acquisition of skills, experience, weight loss, graduating from college, finding a job, quit smoking or just achieving your personal best?  Perhaps it was something else that you felt was important in your life!  Read More…

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Post image for MBA Programs Are Looking for Confident, Diverse Candidates

As an MBA candidate, you are acutely aware you will face stiff competition when you apply to a program. Perhaps the competitive element both drives and worries you at the same time. Since you have chosen a risky venture, it makes sense to feel a mixture of emotions, as well as having a blend of intellectual concerns.

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Post image for Online Shopping Helps Consumers to Save More Money

Online shopping has not always been the favorite way for people to shop, but the trend is growing every day. According to Money Magazine, the number of online shoppers will continue to grow through the holiday season. There are many reasons why consumers appreciate shopping online, but the ability to save money is certainly at the top of this list. Read More…

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Post image for Financially Preparing for Future Goals

Life is expensive and meeting various financial demands often calls for early preparation. Maybe you’re planning an upcoming vacation. Or perhaps you want to save for your kid’s college education or plan your retirement. Regardless of your life goals, here are tips to prepare your finances. Read More…

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Post image for Success Is What Is Accomplished!

So much has been written about success!  How to be more effective, productive and successful usually starts with a list of ten (10), fifteen (15) or as many as twenty-five (25) traits, steps, or tips to become successful. With so many books, articles and stories, you would think there would be more successful people.  What does it really take to accomplish your goals? Read More…

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Post image for 3 Ways to Make Cents of HVAC Maintenance

There aren’t many bills as dependent on our habits and know-how as our energy bills. The first step in reducing your energy costs is to address the equipment that we use to control the climate in our house − since they can also take control of our energy bills if left poorly maintained. That being said, it leaves me scratching my head when I hear comments about how all HVAC maintenance should be left to licensed technicians and the most extreme DIY purists. Read More…

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Post image for 4 Ways to Get Past the Resume Gatekeepers

It’s been estimated that for every job posted these days, there are over 100 people that apply for it. And if the job is in a sought-after profession, you can easily expect to go up against hundreds of others who likely have qualifications that are similar to yours – or better! How can you expect to catch the attention of hiring managers with so much competition? Learn the four secrets to a great resume. Read More…

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Post image for 25 Odd Jobs that Make Good Money

Ever wondered how people end up in most unusual jobs? The reasons for taking up odd jobs could be many, such as making quick money, realizing passion or yearning to do something new and different. Sometimes these seemingly odd endeavors turn out to be great platforms for building personally rewarding professions.  Not all such odd jobs can be good, some of them might leave you broke. Read More…

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Post image for How Would You Like Inside Information?

Inside information is defined as material information about a company which is known by the company’s board of directors, management, and/or employees but not by the public. The SEC forbids trading based on such information. Don’t worry; I am not talking about that! I recently read about following entrepreneurs on Twitter which would be the ultimate inside information.  Read More…

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