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“best practices”

Email Overload and Prompt Replies

The information superhighway is stuck in eternal gridlock during a blizzard, with the volume of information increasing at an exponential rate while the ability to locate quality information consistently decreases. How can you maintain a semblance of control over your ever-expanding inbox?

Top Reasons to Work From Home and Make It Work

There are many lists posted regarding reasons to work from home. However, many of the lists don’t consider the problems inherent in working from home, as pertains to those lists. What I will attempt to do here is list out some reasons to work from home, the potential issue with each, and how to work […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]