When life hands us lemons, we’re told to make lemonade. That’s a relatively safe deal, since lemonade is no great prize. Imagine what could happen if, instead, we cut open the lemons, removed the seeds and planted them. We might just grow a lemon orchard if we’re willing to risk losing the lemonade to gain a greater reward.
By MJ Plaster
You might not know their names or background stories, but America’s self-made businesswomen are breaking through the glass ceiling in every sector and industry. Oprah Winfrey’s extraordinary rocket to fame and fortune is well-known. Many lesser-known businesswomen have left their imprint on the American business scene. Because their names usually appear in business publications, fewer people are aware of their successes and background stories. The five women below are of varying degrees of celebrity started at square one and made it big. Each of them can serve as inspiration to someone out there—maybe that someone is you.
Small businesses are seeing a rise lately in a classic scam that like many others is designed to capitalize on well-intended kindness. The fraudsters are pretending to be deaf.fraudsters are pretending to be deaf.
LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, some 300 million strong. That means if you are in the market for a new job or looking for new connections, LinkedIn is your candy store. The issue for many that build a profile there is that they don’t seem to get the traction or engagement they need. No one visits their profile. Companies overlook their expertise. And often times, they don’t know how to venture deep into the candy store to explore and market themselves. If it’s time for you to make a change and you want to use LinkedIn to get you there, here are a few ways to market yourself so you really get noticed:
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone without breaking the bank? Here are ten ideas for a budget friendly Valentine’s Day celebration.
CheckWorks has a long and successful history of bringing printed checks to the public. It pioneered the concept of direct-to-customer checks at a substantial savings over checks offered through their banks. In the 1960s, the company pioneered another check concept—designer checks—the fad that wouldn’t die and has become a staple with CheckWorks’ customers.
Depositing money in a bank is safe, right? But did you know your money can be eaten up by fees in no time. Avoid Bank/Credit Union Fees!
By MJ Plaster
High school graduates relish the precious few weeks between high school graduation and the beginning of college classes. It’s the last hurrah with classmates before they all scatter to the wind. Kevin Kwan knew he wouldn’t have that last “hot fun in the summertime” because his mother had warned him that he’d have to get a job as soon as he graduated.
We all start getting tense and tight as we get close to tax time, worrying about whether we will owe and if so how much, or worrying about whether we will get enough back to do the things we want and need to do. One way to have some control over the outcome is to be so familiar with the tax changes that are in effect for 2016 that we make maximum use of any opportunity to minimize the pain and maximize a positive outcome.
Charles Wysocki is an American painter who is known for folksy art and creating scenes of Americana. Much of his art depicts scenes and tells stories of small towns in New England and rural Pennsylvania. He was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1928 to a Polish immigrant father who worked for Ford Motor Company assembly lines for more than 35 years.