The Life of the Business

by Elizabeth Sherman 15. May 2013
A few years ago the air conditioner in my car started making very ominous groaning sounds which I was a little slow to hear on account of the fact I cannot drive without the radio blasting at ear splitting decibels. By the time the groaning turned to sickening grinding and hot air began spewing out of the vents, I knew things were beyond hope. Not having air conditioning in August was bad enough, but the thought of taking my car to the dealer and paying to replace the entire system made me bre... [More]

Spring Clean Your Finances in 6 Days - Part 2

by Stacy Tharp 8. May 2013
Welcome back to the 6 Day Spring Clean Your Finances Challenge! In case you missed part 1, click here. Otherwise, we're on to day 3... Day 3: Take a Look at Your Retirement Plan Step 1: Do you have a retirement plan? If so, move on to step 2. If not, start one…right now! Never underestimate the power of compound interest. You can start by looking into retirement plans that your employer offers. There are often incentives associated with these accounts that make these investments worth you... [More]

Heat, Storms and Power Outages: Were You Prepared?

by Stacy Tharp 2. July 2012
With local temperatures blazing into the three-digit range, this large-scale power outage couldn't have come at a worse time. Now, three days after the storms that caused the outages, many are still without power, and it could be several days before power is restored. The freak storm winds knocked trees not only into power lines, but also into cars, homes and other buildings. This isn't the first time we've seen a natural disaster cause such damage and distress, and unfortunately, it won't be th... [More]


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