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Matt’s Monthly Money Must Do’s | August 2017

By | 2017-07-11T19:35:59+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

I was born in August some years ago.  Rather than just celebrate a day or week, I celebrate my whole birth month.  Granted, the celebration has changed drastically from when I was knee high to a grasshopper.  I no longer go all out for a day, but rather celebrate on a lower scale for 30 days.  [...]

CEO’s Deserve Summer Fun Too!

By | 2017-07-12T17:34:07+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

As a young business owner with a family, oh how I wanted summer freedom!  Even just a little bit!  My desire to go have fun with my daughter was one more thing to fit into my already crazy days. As the household breadwinner and entrepreneur, I had so many responsibilities.  I was busy working in, not on, my [...]

Ready, Set, GROW!

By | 2017-06-28T15:13:28+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , , |

Everyone wants to grow their business to its highest potential, but the thought of putting more energy into it might appear to be exhausting.  What if I told you that there are ways to grow while using less energy?  Sounds appealing, right?  Below are three strategies to leverage your business and to grow your top line: [...]

Your Ever Changing Future Is No Place For A “Rule Of Thumb”

By | 2017-06-23T16:03:12+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you go to a doctor when you get sick?  Of course!  Do you take your car to the mechanic?  You bet!  This makes it interesting why so many people choose to act as their own financial advisor.  Having 6 different mutual funds might cause someone to brag about how they are diversifying, or perhaps a [...]

Matt’s Monthly Money Must Do’s | July 2017

By | 2017-07-11T19:21:59+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , |

July is usually hot, stormy, and always unbelievably busy, so I can understand your financial to-do list usually takes a back seat.  I, however, think you can easily accomplish one of these tasks in less than 45 minutes out of the 44,640 minutes available in July. Re-evaluate your homeowner's/renter’s insurance Summer is usually a good time [...]

The Power of a Business Intention

By | 2017-06-14T17:22:27+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise|Tags: , , , , |

Merriam-Webster defines intention as a determination to act in a certain way.  Intention is what motivates us to do what we do every day.  You may be conscious of your intentions or it may simply be programmed in your way of doing.  Either way, it is connected to your why – why you wake up in the [...]

New Year’s Resolutions

By | 2017-05-24T14:15:18+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Categories: Personal Planning|Tags: , , , , , , |

Resolutions are supposed to be your intention for the new year, not a to-do list for the first week of January that is never fully completed.  I have yet to see someone accomplish a resolution within a week.  We usually get “busy” and  stop caring about what we set out to accomplish within the first couple [...]

How Entrepreneurs Prosper

By | 2017-05-09T22:14:06+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Like many young women, I learned to cook watching my Mother.  She was a great southern cook, her specialty being fried chicken. By the time I left home, I was pretty good too. My love of cooking was fostered in two ways.  One, I loved to eat.  And two, there was nothing better in my book [...]

Just Say No to Micromanagement

By | 2017-05-09T22:14:06+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a babyprenuer, I was an accomplished micromanager.  I coordinated day long retreats and got my entire team fired up toward our annual goals.  I would create BIG plans and set BIG goals. The team participated, sort of, but mostly they went along with what I wanted to do.  After all, I was the Boss. Our [...]

A Cybercrime That Could Bankrupt Your Company

By | 2016-08-31T17:58:34+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Categories: Business Wise, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

During the summer of 2008, a different type of cybercrime was identified — corporate account takeover. It is costly and ranks among the fastest and most stealthy type of attack. Cybercriminals engaging in this activity surreptitiously obtain an entity’s financial banking credentials, use software to hijack one of its computers remotely and steal funds from the [...]