Memories of Max Bond, the Real "Master Builder"

Architect J. Max Bond, Jr. who died a few months ago at 73, led a life of intelligence and fortitude in the face of ignorance and resistance, while always doing his best work. ...more

Got the Right Stuff for Self-Employment?

Many people dream of starting a business, especially these days, but not everyone has the right stuff. It takes some specific personal qualities in order to start and succeed at being self-employed. Do you have the stuff? ...more

It is difficult. Its even more hard when that is your only option. I was put on disability ...more

Sponsoring the Girl Geeks

In one of my earlier posts about BlogHer, I mentioned that I was surprised and happy to see the breadth of the sponsors list for the conference. Now that the final sponsors list is up, I wanted to say a bit more about that. First, here are the sponsors: Platinum Conference Sponsors Chevrolet< Green Works Walmart PepsiCo Tide & Bounce Gold Conference Sponsors ...more

The 3/50 Project

I recently heard about The 3/50 Project and it instantly intrigued me! I love to support local business. Whenever I can I use the small businesses in my community. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into small business ownership. ...more

Getting Honest About Your Money

There is power in planning—you make a budget, you’ve got a map to anywhere you want to go. But, for all the plan making and budget creating that I encourage, the real power is in the honesty you bring to the table. ...more

Password Security Issues Raised when Twitter Hacked

The New York Times reported in Twitter Hack Raises Flags on Security that a hacker had broken into confidential information about Twitter by breaking into a Twitter employee's email account. ...more

It seems perfect, for linking between PC and Mac, as you say, which is GREAT! :) There ...more

Charity Auction Tips

With the recession suppressing charity fund raiser ticket sales, more and more organizations are looking to Live Auctions to help make up for lost revenue.  Many are huge successes but there are a few tips to keep in mind when planning your own:     1.       If you have international travel packages you will substantially increase the value by including airfare. If you have no ...more

Goldman Sachs: The Sweet Smell of Hypocrisy

by Kathleen Rogers ...more

Handling the Awkward but Necessary Talk

     Talking to your aging parents about their future can be an awkward conversation (especially if you know they aren’t as prepared as they should be). It is a conversation that we have to have but one we all put off. There are many suggestions of ways to spark up the talk, but one excellent way to get started is to do your own estate plan and use it as a way to talk to your parents about their financial situation. ...more

Jack Welch: There is No Work-Life Balance, Only Work-Life Choices

Former General Electric Co. CEO Jack Welch left women shaking their heads at the Society for Human Resource Management's annual conference when he said: "There's no such thing as work-life balance," Mr. Welch told the Society for Human Resource Management's annual conference in New Orleans on June 28. "There are work-life choices, and you make them, and they have consequences." ...more

I think he is absolutely right. 

As a new employee I was completely sucked in by my ...more