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Looking to the Future: The Internet of Things

Thanks, Al! OMG! Just think – if Al Gore hadn’t invented the Internet, where would we be today? Years ago, as mankind ventured into space for the first time, satellites were launched, first by the former Soviet Union and later … Continue reading

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A New Look at the Value of a College Education

A study just out from the Pew Research Center has again validated what we have come to accept as an inevitable truth: college graduates earn substantially more than their high school graduate counterparts. In an article today from the Associated … Continue reading

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New Year’s Financial Resolutions

Last year I featured a post offering some thoughts on avoiding the temptation of overspending during the holidays and created analogies regarding overeating, with the often unrealistic hope of correcting the situation later through diet and exercise (lol). As we … Continue reading

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That’s no way to “spend” the holidays!

Oh, my achin’ bank account! Yes, you know how you’ll feel when you wake up late on New Year’s Day. You hear the parades on TV, and you struggle to recover in time for the football game you’ve been waiting … Continue reading

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Keep an eye on your credit…

Students frequently ask me a variety of questions regarding the use of credit – everything from how to begin to establish credit responsibly, how to manage it, how credit scores are calculated, and so on. I’m always careful to explain … Continue reading

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Look before you leap!

One thing I always make very clear to soon-to-be college graduates is to make absolutely sure you understand everything about a particular job offer before you jump at the chance. Sure, I know what you’re thinking – lots of people … Continue reading

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So you want to be an entrepreneur?

Students frequently ask me for advice regarding starting a new business, Having been involved in a number of startups, including two this past year, I have a few general suggestions: 1. Don’t quit your day job. If you already have … Continue reading

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A change could mean good news for startup funding

Those of you who have followed my blog or possibly attended one of my seminars may recall a mention or two of crowdfunding and the impact it has had on funding various types of creative projects and other business ventures. … Continue reading

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The Importance of Financial Literacy

Much has been written recently about the failings of our school system to provide sufficient education and training regarding financial literacy. Examples abound, but the most often cited failing is that students are not exposed what Albert Einstein once called … Continue reading

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Avoid the credit card trap!

Students occasionally ask me for advice on how to pick a credit card company. The answer, which usually gets at least an eye-roll, is that you need to do a little research. Of course, I can help with that, and … Continue reading

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