Work Options in the Golden Years

By Laurie Neumann – It used to be when you reached 50 plus years of age, you were nearing retirement, ready to golf and spend time with the grandkids. It was also the time of life that many people started a second career, pursuing a job that incorporated an interest

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12 Days to Better Leadership

By Beverly Lewis – The calendar is flipping really fast and I admit to moments of nervousness when I see the inevitable countdown charts with the days left ’til Christmas. I’m focused on keeping it simple and enjoying the gifts in every day. Here are 12 strategies to help position

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on the road to success
Business
Jane Heacock

On the Road to Success: Saving Time for Busy People

By Jane Heacock – We often hear people say they don’t have enough time? People generally start the week with expectations to complete a list of tasks and never seem to find enough time to get it all done. We fill up our schedule so much that there is little

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When Your Inner Child Becomes a “Material” Girl

By Tamara Elizabeth – This time of year with all the fliers and mail/internet order fliers and catalogues arrive at your doorstep, our inner child evolves into a “material girl”. She comes out of the gate fighting- a ravaged shopper from hell – and she’s hungry. The pre-holiday sales are

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Second Half Strategies

By Nancie Carmichael – …This part of the journey does not require tools for building as much as it requires tools for letting go. Our family loves watching football—and we especially love “our” Oregon Ducks. I’m intrigued to see that in many games, the Ducks come out to play the

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5 Factors that Could Threaten Your Financial Plan

By  Jacqueline Darien – What could make your retirement plans go awry? And what strategies can help you keep your plan on track? The events of the past few years have led to many people rethinking and restructuring their retirement plans. A large percentage of people are planning on postponing

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The Richness of Respect

By Beverly Lewis – My home is situated in a unique area in North Florida called the Sand Hills. Located north of the beaches of the Emerald Coast, our soil is not rich. The only really good thing about that is that it drains quickly when we get buckets of

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Facebook Promotion Guidelines – The Dummies Guide!

By Lee Ussher – When Facebook changed the Promotion Guidelines without any prior warning I was in the middle of running a competition, and if you were like me, it left you scrambling for clarity on some of the sections written that confused us all. From a number of authority

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Mannequin Madness

Another “ROCK” Your Own World Story By Sibyl White – Award-Winning Mannequin Liquidation Company—New & Used Mannequins/Dress Forms—For Sale & Rent One mannequin for an art project in her garden—that’s all Judi was looking for. What she stumbled into eventually became a full-time business. ________________________________________ How did you make the

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Necessity may be the mother of invention…

but DARE-ING are the mothers of reinvention By Liz Weinmann – Twenty years into my career as a marketing executive, I decided I’d had enough of the world that shows like “Mad Men” glorify, as fun as all of that was. The events of 9/11 so catalyzed me that, with

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Ways to Success: 1st Step – Stop Procrastinating

By Olga Hermans – Many times I have heard people tell me they are just “waiting on God.” While it sounds very spiritual, self-sacrificing and honourable, I also find that more often than not it’s just a politically correct way of procrastinating or justifying indecision. Instead of gathering information, creating

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Job Interview Etiquette and Tips

By Marla Levie – Although unemployment rates in America have been slowly decreasing over the last few months, the competition in the job market is still at an all time high. I have been working as a recruiter for over 20 years and see very competent people make simple interview mistakes that

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Where Does Sarcasm Fit In Your Workplace?

By Pamela Cournoyer – There are so many sweet opportunities to take a jab at others. It’s all in good fun, isn’t it? I hate to break it to you; if you lead as a supervisor, manager, department head or business owner – sarcasm does not belong anywhere you are.

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Paying Yourself in a New Business – Key Issues

By Sharon Hurley Hall – To pay or not to pay, that is the question. I hope Shakespeare will forgive me for cannibalizing his words, but the Bard’s style seems appropriate for posing a key business question. When is it right to pay yourself? For many business people, paying themselves

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How to Bring Increase to Your Life

By Nancy Alcorn – It was during and after college that Nancy Alcorn, a native Tennessean, spent eight years working for the state of Tennessee at a correctional facility for juvenile delinquent girls and investigating child abuse cases. Working for the state on a daily basis gave her direct encounters

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financial planning
Money
Jacqueline Dariens

The Importance of Sound Financial Planning

By Jacqueline Darien, CFP – Several years ago I played golf with an attorney for a large bank. As we walked along, we chatted about housing, as people in NYC are likely to do. I had sold my apartment and was renting. She was renting and wanted to buy an

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What NOT to Do to Build a Profitable Business

By Tiffany Sylvia – I love that show “What Not to Wear” on TLC. I love how Stacy and Clinton ambush some unsuspecting, fashionably challenged woman and turn her into a fashionista. They tape secret footage of her wearing sweatpants and ratty old t-shirts around town and then they have

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Three Business Lessons from Shania Twain

By Sharon Hurley Hall – Shania Twain’s been in the headlines with her recently completed series Why Not?, which aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network. The series describes her attempts to regain her voice, and therefore her singing career, by going on the road and working through her issues. It’s

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Branding YOU Successfully: Part 2

This is Part Two in a series of three on personal and organizational branding. Creating a BOLD identity is essential for anyone who wants more clarity, confidence and provision. Your personal “brand” is a reflection of who you are at your core; your unique talents, character traits and strengths. The process

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