A 4-year degree from a University might not be the best choice

My kids are all in high school this year, so the “what do I want to do” questions are always arising. My daughter and my oldest son have Asperger’s (Autism) and their anxiety about graduating has hit an all-time high. Sadly, this is not uncommon during these years of any teens life, with or without…

Chores earn high marks as a financial teaching tool for parents

Since my children were younger, they have always earned their time on the computer or even a night out to dinner through helping me around the house and dad out in the yard. Some people may find that odd, but I believe fully in teaching your children that everything in life is not simply given to…

Making the Most of Unemployment & Disability

I wanted to share a short story with you about something that hits close to home. My sister-in-law is an amazing woman. She is talented, independent, caring, and one of the nicest people I know. She also has dwarfism and has taken in three of her husband’s kids from a previous marriage, one of which…

Make Your First Impression a Positive One

I do a lot of public speaking and book signings, so it’s almost a second nature to me when meeting new people. Within the first few seconds of meeting someone, an opinion is immediately formed that can last forever. This encounter often bespeaks the tone for the relationship that follows. So how can you make your…

Don’t Put A Dollar Sign to Happiness in the Workforce.

Since I majored in Computer Science back during the start of the tech dotcom boom, I was always the only female in many of my computer classes and even the video game and electronics clubs, so it didn’t surprise me that many of the careers I held were also male-dominated. One time I worked with…