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A New Beginning

A New Beginning

This last week, we took our eldest daughter off to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This marks a significant milestone for both her and us as parents. She has total control of her choices with little required input from her parents. She will need to make the right choices at the right times. We will have more complex finances to manage among a myriad of family dynamic realities of a physically separated household. She may no longer be living under our roof,…

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Hold on to you hats boys and girls, the ride is not over yet

Hold on to you hats boys and girls, the ride is not over yet

The bailout finally passed last week, but has a several week lead-in time before the money starts flowing. The DOW is below 10,000 and still falling.  All is not well with the financial system. I heard a clip from Jim Cramer who stated that if you need the money that is in market during the next five years, it is time to get it out with all due haste. This is some sage advice. I regret not taking action sixty days…

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Consultants, Freelancers and Small Businesses take note of this post: Awesome Web Resources

Consultants, Freelancers and Small Businesses take note of this post: Awesome Web Resources

I was reading my morning news and saw the below post on Lifehacker. I dropped by the FreelanceSwitch blog and I was impressed with the resources they listed to help the independently minded worker.  I wish I had found these when I was an independent consultant! “Considering a switch to the freelance side of the work force? The FreelanceSwitch blog has a great roundup of legal resources for freelancers, including standard and specialized contracts, links to find legal help and representation,…

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Need software for your home office, or have school age children, and want to do it on the cheap?

Need software for your home office, or have school age children, and want to do it on the cheap?

If you are running a small business, have school age children, or are searching for similar tools that you use at the office, but want to avoid the cost, then I have a few suggestions. I get asked this question all of the time. People want to know how they can use familiar office applications at home, but want to avoid paying for it, or their employer will not fork over the software license. I do not recommend stealing it (software piracy) under any circumstances,…

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