Productivity Tips for Real People

Smartphones, tablets, social media and text messages have led us to a paradox of productivity. Now that we can find nearly any answer, person, or place on a mobile device within seconds, and talk, walk, read, listen (or act like we are) all at the same time, we’re less apt to accomplish our most important…

How the Right Friends Can Make You Rich

There’s a belief that you become a blended version of the five people you interact with most. But did you know there’s scientific proof that having the right friends can make you rich? Here are some subtle ways the company keep can either build or bust your bank account. Surface friends can cause you to…

Money Moves to Make Before Year End

Before you go into holiday mode, set a aside an hour to check in with your financial accounts to see if you could benefit from any of these simple financial moves before year end. Give strategically.  You can minimize your 2015 tax burden by being mindful of how you make charitable donations–but you must act…

How to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at a Restaurant

Ready to kick back and let someone else make thanksgiving dinner this year?  You’re in good company, according to the National Restaurant Association, which estimates more than 14 million people choose to eat at restaurants on Thanksgiving. Here are some ways to ensure your thanksgiving dinner remains enjoyable, even when it’s spent in the “professional”…

Using Mobile In Your Small Business Strategy

Now that the percentage of Americans who own a mobile device outranks those that don’t, entrepreneurs can integrate mobile as a business strategy to cut costs, increase efficiency, improve customer experience, and deepen customer relationships. Here’s how.  Confirm maps listings are accurate. Forrester predicts that a businesses’ ability to connect with customers during relevant mobile…