Make a Resolution to Teach Kids Money Management Skills

November 18, 2007

Resolutions are usually a New Year’s tradition, but resolving to help a child develop good financial habits is a worthy commitment any time of the year. “We all know the importance of literacy in the lives of our children,” says Gil Llanas, director of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “We spend hours reading books with them, […]

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Take out a 2nd mortgage (so you can buy dessert!)

November 14, 2007

Serendipity 3 (225 East 60th St, NYC 10022) has a very special dessert on its menu. For $1,000, and a 48 hour advance notice, you can purchase the Golden Opulence Sundae. The treat features five scoops of Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream rolled in edible 23-karat gold leaf and drizzled with the most expensive chocolate […]

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Single dad’s dinner menu

November 13, 2007

I’m a single dad. Well, not really… I am married, but my wife goes to work in the evenings. Due to the timing of our schedules, I am often left to cook dinner for our two boys. Some nights, after a long day at work, I don’t feel like cooking anything extravagant. I do want […]

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Favorite song today

November 11, 2007

The song I’ve been listening to all day is Bubbly by Colbie Caillat. I first heard this song on MySpace a few months ago, and then downloaded it a the free single of the week on iTunes. I highly recommend this song… it’s very catchy! It took me a while to appreciate it, but Bubbly […]

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Happy Veterans Day

November 11, 2007

In 1926, Congress passed a resolution officially recognizing the end of World War I. Armistice Day was made an official day of celebration and remembrance for those who served in ‘The Great War.’ After World War II and the Korean War, President Eisenhower signed HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Today, let us all […]

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Did you know?

November 11, 2007

While researching information on businesses this morning, I came across the Story of Nokia page. Did you know: Nokia’s history begins in 1865, when Fredrik Idestam built a wood pulp mill in southern Finland? Nokia gets its name from the Nokianvirta river, where Idestam built his second mill? Nokia Corporation was officially formed in 1967 […]

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Pain is weakness leaving the body (a birthday message)

November 10, 2007

Happy birthday to the United States Marine Corps. On November 10, 1775 a resolution by the Second Continental Congress called for two battalions of Marines to be raised. From this resolution, our current Marine Corps was founded. Since then, the Corps has established itself as one of the preeminent fighting forces in the world today. […]

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Veterans’ benefits site

November 10, 2007

A new veterans’ benefits site has been launched today, November 10, 2007. Check it out (and contribute to the forums!).Tags: Military, Benefits

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Did you know?

November 9, 2007

While preparing for a Junior Achievement class that I was to teach, I read up on the California Gold Rush of the nineteenth century. Did you know: Gold was initially discovered at Sutter’s Mill (in Coloma, California) on January 24, 1848? President Polk confirmed the discovery of gold in California to Congress on December 5, […]

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The impacts of managerial decision making

November 7, 2007

Some decisions are made with great thought and planning while others are made off-the-cuff, with little information to help guide the course of action. Some decisions are monumental in scope, while others are comparatively minuscule. In each, the decision maker must make a judgment that will result in some final unknown, but hopefully foreseen, outcome. […]

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