Balancing Finances and Family: Good Intentions, Bad Behaviors After another 12-hour day at work, Julie was disgusted and dismayed when she walked into her kitchen to start pulling dinner together. As she approached the kitchen, she saw broken potato chips around the garbage bin and the chocolate syrup bottle on the counter, swimming in a […]
Personal value is the key to personal success. If we aren’t feeling important or valued, or if we don’t value ourselves, then the likelihood of achieving our goals in a meaningful way is pretty low. This is true in business and at home. This makes us wonder how some people can be so successful at […]
Baseball Card Investments Craze We reported in 2014 on the death of Sy Berger as a tribute to the man who was a longtime Topps executive and widely considered to be the father of the modern-day baseball card. In fact, Berger invented card that inspired what the Economist called a “classic financial mania” – baseball card […]
Leading with Courage takes Courageous Actions There’s a story we tell during our Leading With Courage Academy workshops of the parallel between how a person ascends within an organization and the level of honesty that person receives. For example, a person we’ll call “George” becomes the president of a major division within his company. It’s […]
Supporting Longevity in the Long Term People are living longer than ever before in history. Thanks to advancements in health care and an ever-increasing focus on wellness, many are living long enough to watch their great-grandchildren grow up. While this is great news, it means that people now need more funds than they ever anticipated […]
The Protection Racket Equifax, Experian and TransUnion don’t have your back. I’ve been trying to come up with some new business ideas. It’s really hard, though. Technology is changing so fast, you know? Well, I finally came up with a good one. I’m going to start my own security firm. I’m going to install burglar […]
With the recent release of the pro-GMO documentary, Food Evolution by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, the safety and labeling concerns of genetically modified organisms (“GMOs”) have been thrust back into the limelight on social media and other political forums. So, what are GMOs? Since it is a complicated and often misunderstood topic, I thought it good […]
When there is an issue to resolve, there is a different approach than deciding who is right and who is at fault. Think of it in terms of circular causality. In other words, how do your actions influence people? And, how does the action of others influence you?
If you are the average American, you find yourself shelling out money throughout the school year for both expected and unexpected expenses. The costs of these expenses may or may not be within your means. The challenge to you is to prepare and live within your own personal School Expense Fund budget.
Gap Year: using a year between high school and college in particular ways in order to maximize the value of college. In Episode 81, Chris Cahill talks Gap Year with Ethan Knight, co-founder of the American Gap Association. The AGA serves as a comprehensive resource for those interested in the programmatic Gap Year’s instructional, experiential, and adventuresome qualities.