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What’s the Deal with Identity Theft?

In 2015, identity theft was the number one consumer complaint at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Breaches at healthcare companies Anthem and Premera alone exposed 91 million consumer records to the bad guys. In 2014, more than one billion records containing personally identifiable records were leaked. Today, identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the world. Everything from your credit card information to your medical history is at risk. This is a frightening book. Robert Ryerson talks about the black market value of stolen data like medical records and the reality that our innocent children can be victims of this crime. … [Read more...]

What’s the Deal with College Admissions

What’s the Deal with College Admissions

Even the Smartest College Applicants Need a Strategy! The realities are that: • Top colleges now accept less than 30% of their applicants. • Ivy League schools typically admit less than 16%—some, including Harvard, Yale and Columbia, less than 7%. • Thousands of students, even those with perfect grades and test scores, are rejected by their first-choice colleges. Despite these odds, there’s hope. And, if you think you have to perform impossible contortions to get into the school of your choice, you’re wrong. You can be the real you and still get into a great college. But you need the right college admissions … [Read more...]

What’s the Deal with Caregiving?

What’s the Deal with Caregiving?

The CDC reports that there are over 34 million unpaid caregivers who provide care to someone age 18 and older who is ill or has a disability and that an estimated 21% of households in the United States are impacted by caregiving responsibilities. So with so many people struggling with caregiving responsibilities, why do caregivers feel alone and on their own? Chris MacLellan, who has experienced the role of a caregiver, not once, but twice has written a long needed guidebook for caregivers that provides guidance, tips, resources, compassion and advice that is all based on his own experience and desire to help others who struggle with the … [Read more...]

What’s the Deal with Workplace Culture Change?

What’s the Deal with Workplace Culture Change?

Organizational development books are forever focused on various strategies to help. What has been missing is a system on intrinsic motivation for the workplace that spells out the key pieces of the intrinsic motivation puzzle and how they fit together. As a Business Owner or Manager, do you have trouble sorting the hype on workplace culture? Organizational development books are forever focused on various strategies to help. What has been missing is a system for an effective workplace culture that spells out the key pieces of the puzzle and how they fit together. This process is crucial to you if you worry about: • What sabotages our … [Read more...]

What’s the Deal with Reverse Mortgages?

What’s the Deal with Reverse Mortgages?

People entering, nearing, or in retirement are all wondering how they are going to make their retirement nest eggs last as long as they do. Studies show that the main fear that people have in retirement is running out of money. Add to that the reality that the rules for retirement have changed; government regulations have both helped and hindered those who are retiring. For many in the Boomer generation, it will be a challenge to make the money last without having to adhere to an unpleasant budget. To survive and thrive in retirement in the coming years requires new thinking and a clear understanding of the options open to retirees. One of … [Read more...]