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The “best of” may be a misnomer, but it is based on statistics!  I decided to showcase a variety of articles that you may find worthwhile to read again or for the first time. Who knows, you may uncover a hidden gem that changes your life.   I decided to do this because I am making some changes and thought you may like to read some of the best! Read More…

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My 2013  New Year’s Resolutions are a commitment to a variety of projects.  I decided this year to embody the real meaning of resolutions.  I recently shared that resolutions are a commitment, an individual makes to a project or reforming a habit.  2013 is the beginning of change! Read More…

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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!  Today is the beginning of a new year and a day full of football games.  Living in Los Angeles, I look forward to the Rose Parade showing what is best about southern California.  If you don’t know, it is the weather!  The beaches, skiing, museums, theater, sports, parks and food are pretty good too.  It is hardly perfect, but it is home! Read More…

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New Year’s Resolutions are a commitment, an individual makes to a project or reforming a habit.  It is not a set of goals, but a commitment to the goals. Normally, I never made New Year’s Resolutions.   Why wait for a particular day to set goals.  Now that I have a better understanding of New Year’s Resolutions, I will update you on my 2012 New Year’s Resolutions. Read More…

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Happy Holidays

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The holidays are family time.  Holidays in many parts of the world means vacation.  In my former (CFO) career, the end of year was the busiest.  When I worked in the electronics/computer industry, the week between Christmas and New Years was a company shutdown.  In other words, we had paid time off, except I generally worked some days to prepare for year end.  As a teacher, this is vacation time! Read More…

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Plan the End!

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Plan the end is not doing funeral arrangements, although I have thought of writing my own eulogy.  Perhaps, that is a little too controlling!  Would you buy an airline ticket without knowing the destination?  Would you get on a bus, if you did not know where it was going?  Many young people enter college for all the wrong reasons.  Some day you will want to retire and you need to plan for it. Read More…

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Progress is forward movement toward a destination or goal.  In education, changes are made often and the results are mixed!  Have test scores increased from the changes?  If they did, that would be progress.  We need progress in everything we do.  Business and your personal life are based on achieving goals.  How can you become more effective? Read More…

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If your soft skills are not up to snuff, you better work on them! If you are a doctor, dentist or surgeon, your technical skills could mean life or death!  Does it matter, if these individuals treat you well?  Soft skills are personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness and optimism that characterize relationships with other people. Read More…

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Is college worth it?  You would expect a high return on investment (ROI), if you attended Harvard, Yale or MIT. Even if you received a devry university computer degree.  A lot of families are thinking about this question, whether you are a high school senior or just graduated.   Finding a job in this economy is tough and paying off student loans are tougher without a job.   Is college worth it?

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Post image for Nearly Half of all Americans Die Broke in Retirement!

Nearly half of Americans will be broke in retirement!  They will rely solely on Social Security to support themselves.   What if Social Security changes and how will you survive the changes?  How do you see your retirement?  Do you have enough savings for a comfortable retirement?  Will you live off of Social Security or keep working?  What will you do? Read More…

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