Do Your Best!

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I remember my parents telling me to do your best!   Everyone can try to do their best.  Too often, something prevents us.  It could be lack of skills, experience or effort.  Too often your past prevents you from success.  If you do not have the skills to succeed and fail constantly, you are unlikely to keep trying.  Next step is giving up or failure.  What are going to do? Read More…

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Post image for Plan for the Unexpected!

What do you do when the unexpected happens?  Things happen and you cannot do much about it.  You cannot plan for every expense, but you can plan for the unexpected!  You can set aside savings for the unexpected as an emergency fund.  Things happen such as illness or your car breaks down.  You probably have some savings, but not enough.  If you don’t, what can you do? Read More…

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Post image for Why Your Personal Image Matters!

Your personal image is important; it is what people think about you!  Companies and some public figures use public relations firms to build or reinforce their personal image.  The aim of a public relations firm is to persuade the public of a certain point of view for their client.  Your personal image affects your success in your career, personal life and public life.  Personal image does matter! Read More…

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Post image for 5 Things Financially to Think about If You Move Abroad

I have been watching travel shows lately and thinking I would love to live overseas.  I am not talking about permanently, but maybe a few months or years at a time.  I would love to find an inexpensive or reasonable place central in Europe where I could travel around.  I could learn languages, learn about different cultures or just eat my way across Europe. Read More…

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Post image for Why Is It Important to Have Savings Goals

Savings is the key to success!  I am not just talking about saving for retirement either!  When I was much younger, I remember saving for the things I wanted because my parents gave me everything I needed.  Most kids save for their first car, college, first house, getting married, vacations, major purchases and retirement.  Everyone should have savings for emergencies and other unexpected expenses.  Do you have a savings target? Read More…

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Post image for Friday Night Links: Refinancing Edition

I am taking a hard look at refinancing again!  I know you think I am late to the party, but Au Contraire Mon Ami.   My mortgage balance (approx $60K) is so small that I am penalized when I refinance.  Banks are not exactly thrilled with me.  That is okay, I am not exactly thrilled with them.  I am used to being wined and dined by bankers with perks or rewards! Read More…

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Post image for I Always Wanted 911 Porsche Cabriolet!

I always wanted a Porsche convertible!  It doesn’t stop there; I like Ferrari’s, Aston Martin’s, BMW’s, AC Cobra’s and much more.  I like antique and classic cars too.  Maybe it is a fantasy, a dream or a goal.  I remember the first time I drove a Mercedes Benz 500 SLC or saw a Ferrari up close.  It was one of my goals or a conjured up sequence fulfilling a psychological need!  Whatever it is, it is no longer a fantasy! Read More…

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Post image for Are Temp Jobs the New Career Track?

Over 40% more people hold temp jobs now than in 2009!  I recently read an article called Careers Are Dead which says the labor market has changed to temporary or contract work.  Temporary jobs used to be a stop gap solution for companies to fill positions as well as for people who desired flexibility or were between positions.  Is this just temporary or the new reality? Read More…

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Last year, I lost my teaching assignment for this school year.  Thanks to budget cuts and different priorities, I was replaced by an Algebra teacher.  The school district made college preparation their goal.  The change included  higher math standards for middle school.  The jury is still out whether this is a wise decision or not. Read More…

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Post image for Volunteering Changed Me!

I finally started volunteering!  No, it was not my first time and it won’t be my last.  Most of life, we do things for people expecting something in return.  When you say good morning or hello to someone, there is an expectation that the other person will return the greeting or acknowledge you.  The acknowledgment may be a nod, smile, wave or a verbal response such as hello, good morning or good day.  Read More…

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