Who Are You?

Sometimes you only get a minute or two to introduce yourself.  Depending upon the audience, it may be fairly important to make that introduction in a succinct manner that truly captures the image and persona that you wish to convey to the world.  When you think about it that way, it’s really a matter of …

The Benefits of Getting A Help From A Lawyer In Jacksonville

A trainer enables you to know how to be clear statements that instantaneously capture the eye of the interviewer. The very best way to guarantee successful homeschooling in case you have concluded to homeschool your child is to prepare it well. There are a lot of things which you might have to do so as …

New Year, New ???

Wow! It’s 2012 already!! What will the new year bring? New challenges? New opportunities? New attitudes? As I reflect on 2011 and look ahead to 2012, what strikes me most is that life is truly what you make it. If you have no goals, what will you accomplish? If you simply take life as it …

The American Jobs Act and YOU

Tonight, President Obama gave a speech outlining “The American Jobs Act” — a new piece of legislation that he intends to formally introduce next week.  As the President noted in his opening remarks, most folks don’t care about political grandstanding.  They want to see, feel and taste real improvement in the economy.  While there are …

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

I am a huge advocate for living a life with passion. Heck, if you aren’t passionate about something, why do it? Why just ‘go through the motions’ in life? When you are passionate and enthusiastic about all that you do, it shows and everyone involved gets more out of the deal. This semester, I’m teaching …

Let’s Play the Markets!

Frequently, folks want to invest or learn how to invest but have no idea how to get started.  Some brave souls will venture out and plunk their cold, hard cash into stocks that were recommended to them by a friend and hope for the best.  Others will sit on the sidelines waiting and wishing they …

Do What You Love and Love What You Do

I had a mini-epiphany this week.  I really LOVE what I do.  Seriously.  I love teaching and writing about finance.  I know that sounds like about the nerdiest thing ever, but that’s the way it is.  I chose this profession because I find it interesting and challenging and there is always something new to discover …

Do You Have $1,000?

I didn’t know how long my ‘blogging break’ would last, but with so much going on in the world — debt ceiling squabbles, credit downgrads and stock market turmoil —  just to name a few, it’s nearly impossible to remain silent.  The final straw was an article I read in the Chicago Tribune.  The article …

Day #365: Thank You and Goodbye

What a year!  365 days ago (give or take ;-0 ) I got a wild idea to start a blog.  That blog would be an online diary of sorts.  I would share my thoughts, experiences and ideas about money.  My hope was that by simply paying a little bit more attention to where my family’s …

Day #364: Money Lessons Learned

I have racked my brain to figure out how best to bring this blogging year to an end.  This morning it hit me.  Not everything has to be big and splashy in order to be meaningful.  Sometimes small and thoughtful does a better job of getting your point across.  Why not let the blog exit the …