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March 2009

Protect Your Name and Reputation

A piece of advice to anyone venturing online – protect your name and reputation. Specifically, I am referring to preventing information from being posted under your name, when in fact it is not you. This means that if someone were to search for your name, you can be sure that what turns up is actually […]

Parnasafest Toronto – A Networking Success

I attended ParnasaFest here in Toronto tonight, and it was, in my opinion, a fabulous success. There were over 80 people in attendance, from a variety of professions. People were friendly, open and willing to talk. The speaker was great, getting people to think about why they were there (it’s facinating how many people can’t […]

Goal Setting and Success

If you don’t have a map, it’s a lot harder to figure out how to get where you want to go.

Contract Work and Contracts

I do some work on the side for charities and small businesses. Most of this work would be referred to as “contract work” where I am brought in to do a particular task, for a specified amount of money, to be completed by a target date. With some of my clients, I have a formal […]

Basics of Long-Term Planning

In my last post, I discussed the need for a financial plan, and stressed the importance of having one prepared as early as possible. In this article, I will discuss what some of the components of a financial plan are. First, you will need to provide the planner with some information about your current state […]

Financial Planning and Advice

Find a financial planner (try your bank, or ask friends for a recommendation) and ask them to help you with a financial plan. The sooner you do this, the easier it will be for you to implement your plan.

My Children Will Do It Differently

This is #11 on Chris Brogan’s list of 100 Blog Topics I Hope YOU Write. Until I was 17, most of my life was spent in school. At the parochial schools I went to, a typical day started at 7:30 AM (6 days a week) and didn’t end until about 9:30 PM (5 days a […]

Somebody Has to Say It

This is #10 on Chris Brogan’s list of 100 Blog Topics I Hope YOU Write. It’s quite astounding how many people fail to think before they speak. I’m not referring to the occasional social slip up, but to people who can be relied on to say the wrong thing. Examples of this include handing out […]