Myth Busting: Social Security

Myth:  Social Security will provide most of the income you need in retirement. Fact:  It’s likely that Social Security will provide a smaller portion of retirement income than you expect.  There’s no doubt about it – Social Security is an import source of retirement income for most Americans.  According to the Social Security Administration, more… Read More

Having Kids – The “Serious” Talk

Part 1 of a 5 part blog series

This is a five part blog series focused on the financial aspects of having children.  Specifically, the issues one should consider prior to bringing a child into a family.  This is part one, The “Serious” Talk.  The other four blogs will be published at one week intervals.     The decision to bring a child… Read More

Procrastination Doesn’t Pay

The Little Things Add Up

At any age, saving for retirement is and should be a very high priority.  The concept is easy; start early, save as much as you realistically can, and put your money into a diversified portfolio, is and always has been critical to being prosperous in retirement.  One aspect that is often overlooked is the timing… Read More

How to Become a Savings Junkie in One Simple Step

My mother was born a saver. It is in her DNA. To prove this let me share one of her stories:   “One of my favorite pastimes (when I was a little girl) was counting the change in my piggy bank. I always engaged in the ritual alone in my room. I would lie on… Read More

A Search for Cinderella

The Woes of Small Business Recruiting

We are a company of Cinderellas. Each of us is uniquely qualified for what our job entails, whether or not it is in our job description. Finding the team we have now was more luck than process. Part of that process was watching new employees come and go which was painful, uncomfortable, and demoralizing. But… Read More

The Purpose and Power of Clarity

Lessons Learned at Aileron

Last week, I spent 2 days in The Course for Presidents at Aileron. The purpose of the course is to introduce professional management techniques to business owners with revenue between $1 Million and $20 Million.  Be sure to check back for more posts about what I learned during this course.    These 2 days, like… Read More

Go Beyond Customer Service

8 Ways to Delight Your Customers

For those of you who don’t know what Hubspot is I will give you a very brief overview. Hubspot is a SAAS company that provides tools for inbound marketing success. We have been using the system for almost a year and I am happy with our results so far. When anyone in business hears the… Read More

Why Climb a Ladder When You can Play on a Jungle Gym?

Wise Words from Arianna Huffington

I won’t even lie! When I saw that Arianna Huffington was going to be a keynote speaker at Inbound 2013 I decided I had to go to Boston. It isn’t very often that you get a chance to be in the presence of such an amazing, fierce and funny lady. Her words were full of… Read More

The 3 Ways to Make Happier Money

The one thing I did not expect when I attended HubSpot’s Inbound 2013 was to learn about prosperity, but I did just that. I sat in on a presentation by Elizabeth Dunn, a Professor of Psychology from Canada. She has spent her career studying the correlation between happiness and money. She knows so much about… Read More

5 Marketing Metrics Every Business Should Be Tracking

The Science of Art

Last week I attended HubSpot’s 2013 Inbound Conference in Boston, MA. I learned so many things that my head is still spinning, but I think that the biggest takeaway from the week for me was this simple statement (that hit me like a ton of bricks driving back at 1:30am from Dayton), Marketing is the… Read More