October 19, 2017

Plan the Life in Retirement That You Want

As you leave your 9 to 5 job or sell your business, it is the perfect time to plan the life in retirement that you want.  It’s finally your time to choose! To paraphrase a bumper sticker I see often, ‘STUFF HAPPENS’.  There is the ‘STUFF’ happens to us, and then there is the ‘STUFF’ […]

Benefits of The Stand-up Comedy Experience

5 Reasons Why Stand-Up Comedy Will Help You (Even if you don’t want to be a comedian!) by Ken Cornell, CFU Instructor I have been watching, writing, analyzing and performing stand-up comedy for a long time. I used to do it because I thought I was funny and was sure I would be a star; […]

Mindfulness: Find What’s Right for Your Practice

What Mindfulness Technique Do I Choose?! by Ginny Castleberry A mindfulness practice isn’t just sitting silently on a mat for an hour.  Different techniques abound!  Some have you walking a labyrinth, some have you eating, some have you chanting.  Some are alone, some are in groups.  Some take you through a wonderfully long, detailed tour […]

Raising Capital for Real Estate Investment: Teo Nicolais

When my Harvard Extension students ask me why I love real estate, my first response is that it’s truly unique among investments: Search the globe and you will find no business which is more accessible to individual investors. Starting with a single rental condominium, an investor can quickly build a steady stream of cash flows […]

The Retirement Cliff: by Steve Geist

Regarding the Retirement Cliff: Perhaps the most surprising thing about the entire notion of retirement in America today is how little anybody seems to know about financial well-being in retirement. Didn’t they teach this stuff in school? Apparently not. Plain and simple, for many Americans today, financial planning for retirement requires improvement. Many Americans today […]

Barbara Winter: Why An Un-Job Fair?

What Is This “Un-Job Fair”?? By Barbara Winter During the years I lived in Las Vegas, our local news had at least one story a week about a job fair. We’d be shown long lines of folks waiting to hand in their resumes and find a job. Any job. The number of applicants always outnumbered […]

Relationship Communication: Talk So Others Might Listen

Enriching Relationships:  Wisdom in an Ancient Proverb Mike McCafferty An ancient proverb states, “When the student is ready the teacher appears.” It sounds rather profound and seems to make perfect sense. If a student is unwilling to learn, no teacher can make them listen. With my own children particularly during their adolescent years, it was […]

Learn a Foreign Language!

No More Excuses! 5 Common Myths That Stop You from Speaking a Foreign Language. You probably have heard all the great benefits that learning a foreign language can give you. It trains your brain, improves your memory, boosts your confidence, helps you connect with people around the world, and travel to other countries. Considering all […]

Joan Janis–Speaking of Being on the Spot…

Speaking of Being on the Spot… by Joan Janis I was in church recently, when the pastor gave out kudos to the brunch team for their fine job.  He began with my friend Virginia, since she was closest to the front, saying how wonderful she was.  As if he had it planned, he walked right […]

Get Real! Jim Jacobs on Being Authentic

The Challenge of Being Real By Jim R. Jacobs, LCSW I was tuned into the radio yesterday morning as I headed into work.  I enjoyed listening as the DJ’s dialogued about a celebrity they described as “so very real!”  They touted her social media posts where she shares both the good and bad and admired […]