The Four Important C's to Consider When Purchasing a Diamond

If you are planning to invest in a quality piece of diamond jewelry, are you aware that there are several things that need to be considered before your final purchase?...more

STEM Education - The Power of the Investment

Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is getting a lot of attention from the White House and from private industry. As a non-parent, I really do have a stake STEM education. On the surface it seems like a good idea to invest $250 million dollars, since most of it is coming from Intel. Why should I care? The most basic reason? My own safety and survival. ...more

Women in Small Business Start-Up

The Center for Women's Business Research and the National Women's Business Council have come out with a study that shows the impact of women-owned business in America, and it's an encouraging number.  Close to 3 Trillion dollars which further translates to 23 million jobs....more

Good News on The Rental Property Front

Attention Real Estate Investors!  Finally, some good news on the rental home front. Have you heard the latest saying? “The New American Dream” = “Renting” That’s right, many financial publications are suggesting people rent instead of buy....more

How To Wear a Statement Necklace

A substantial neckpiece, or "statement necklace", is a necklace that you wear only on its own. They have so much detailing, can be substantial in size, very decorative and ornate, can be worn at varyings length by adding an extra jump ring. Wear them over bare skin with an open shirt, or over a closed turtle neck, or button down shirt. Wear them with a beautiful evening gown or cocktail dress. ...more


Gone With the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Casablanca, The King and I are a few of the most cherished and beloved classic movies of all time.   ...more

Small Business Tip: Best ‘Business-Friendly’ Tax States

Tax rates matter to a small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur.  A new report examines the most ‘business friendly’ tax systems across the nation.  South Dakota comes out on top in the new analysis from the Tax Foundation. ...more

VC investors Are Optimistic about Green Technology

Venture capital investors are counting on the green according to a new report. Venture capital investment in green technologies totaled $1.2 billion in 85 deals in the second quarter of 2009, up from $836 million in 59 deals in the first quarter, according to a report from Greentech Media . Solar power was once again the leading investment segment at more than $330 million, Greentech's analysis found. ...more