Yearly Archives: 2005

It’s About Money Common Sense

It’s About Money Common Sense

Money Smarts is what it’s all about…and money common sense. This past week, I’ve done several radio and TV interviews on my latest book, Money $marts: Personal Financial Success in 30 Days! A great majority of callers have asked questions about credit and credit card usage.
Monthly Bills will deliver higher Minimums–they will be increasing quite a bit shortly–expect your payments to double if you just do the bare amount each month.
If you are someone who …

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It’s About Not Letting Holidays Break Your Bank Account

It’s About Not Letting Holidays Break Your Bank Account

Celebrations don’t have to break your bank account. Below is an excerpt from my latest book–Money Smarts: Personal Financial Success in 30 Days! (Mile High Press)
To Think About: If you have kids, you know what the “gimmes” are. If you don’t have kids, and have friends and relatives who do, or you’ve ever been in a store, you have witnessed the gimmes. It’s a childhood disease that becomes epidemic when holidays and birthdays approach. And, …

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It’s About Money

It’s About Money

It’s that time again…money, money, money goes out the door–so easy and so fast. Everyone and Every Store wants your money. In exchange, you are supposed to get that “special gift” for that “special someone” with a flash of a card.
Instead of waiting until January, maybe you should consider a Money Diet for December. Isn’t it suppose to be about spending time with those you care for, good will, peace and all …

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Staying Visible, Rules for the Workplace and Martha

Staying Visible, Rules for the Workplace and Martha

Over the summer, I’ve had several print interviews–magazines that range from Cosmopolitan, InStyle, to Fitness. All on the same topics–women, power, sabotage, conflict and bullying.
The topic of Martha Stewart always surfaces. What do I think, what do other woman say/think, and was Martha targeted?
The thousands that I’ve interacted with since Marthagate birthed said basically that the outcome stinks; that she was targeted because she was, well, Martha; that there are gender issues at play (many …

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Confidence is the reputation that you have for you

Confidence is the reputation that you have for you

Not long ago, I got an email from an executive with a publicly held company. She had followed several of the “Career Moves” columns that I write for the Denver Business Journal. She wrote that her business life was going downhill. In the last few years, she’s found that she no longer speaks up at meetings, that her leadership skills are tarnishing and that she doesn’t have any faith in herself. She seriously wondered how …

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It’s About Helping

It’s About Helping

A gazillion words have been written about Hurricane Katrina over the past two weeks. For thousands, their lives will never be the same. The effect on the country, even the world is immense. Good people are reaching out to help in any way; and, there are bad people sabotaging, even swindling those in need and those who are trying to help.
So, before you write a check or give your credit card number, make sure that …

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It’s About Community

It’s About Community

I’m the Past President of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA)–a group that consists of over 400 publishers, primarily from Colorado. At a recent meeting, one of the participants summed up an all day event dedicated to the crafts of writing and editing. “CIPA is a community.” Indeed, it is.
Last month I was President; this month, Past President. Doubling in size over the past two years, its growth was created by the …

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It’s not about race . . .

It’s not about race . . .

Last week, I received a distressing call from someone who heard me speak at a national conference on toxic people in the workplace.
The story she related involved accountability, competency, abandonment, management, female relationships/expectations, policy, morale, confronting, emotion, death, and probably a lawsuit. And ethics.
In a nutshell, a nurse in a maternal unit was responsible for two patients. After telling a doctor that the unit was swamped and couldn’t handle an elective procedure that the doctor …

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