The #1 Common Sense Frugal Travel Tip: Pack Light!

Tomorrow, I’ll head to the airport and hop on a plane going to New Orleans. I’m attending the #FinCon14 conference this week, and as always when I travel, I’m following my number one frugal, common sense traveling tip: I’m packing light! Smart travelers know that the less stuff you have, the less stressed you’ll be on your trip ....more

Moving Update – One Week Away

Exactly one week from today we will be moving into our new space…cutting down from 1800 sq ft to 900 sq ft....more

Do you have a fear of returning things?

A curious idea popped in my head the other day when my mother asked me to take something back to the store. It’s not that […] ...more

Join a Job Club for a Shorter Job Search

A job search is a very tough process, especially now. Don’t job hunt alone! Search with a friend, friends, and/or family members, or, better, find a local job club to join ....more

What You Need to Know Before You Start a Business

I was having lunch yesterday with a new friend, and she had a bunch of questions for me as she was at the really early stages of getting her start-up up and running. At first I was inclined to say I didn't have that much more experience than her, but as we started getting into the conversation, I realized how incredibly much I had learned in a short six months. And I figured it would be nice to capture that journey of realizations. So here they are!...more
Starting a business can be a great thing but one has to expect the unexpected and when one does ...more

Employment in the age of excuse-making

In this new age of employment that I like to call Generation YES, there is one behavior that was there to some extent in my generation but has become epidemic in this one. It is the act of excuse making, and it has completely replaced accepting responsibility and apologizing....more

What you want is employment. What I want is Common Sense

There is no big mystery what employers want. Let me lay it out for you starting with the very first time we see you.If you are coming in to fill out or pick up an application then the following rules apply:...more

Don't be a Twitt... Social Media in the workplace

It is incredible what employees will post on their twitter and Facebook accounts. Comments about their job, their boss and the company they work for are often found in status updates and in posts.  ...more

Oven-Baked Plantains (Tostones)

And while we're posting ugly recipes, you really should try this one. I'd only had plantains one other time--maybe 10 years ago--and even though I'd enjoyed them, I had no idea how to make them. Then this past month, I found a recipe and made them ....more

Coffee Break: Does Body Image Matter at Work?

Agree? Disagree? Leave a comment and share your thoughts! ...more