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Are You a Victim of the Language Trap?
By Jane Herman

Stressed out, worn out, burned out, overwhelmed... these seem to be the words on everyone's lips today. And everyone is searching for the secret cure to make these feelings go away, to bring more joy and peace into their lives. The funny thing is I believe you already intuitively know one of the key factors contributing to your disquiet - but the problem is that you don't know that you know. Let me be explicit about what it is and then let you be the judge. You decide if it makes sense to you based on your personal experience. I call this key factor the "Language Trap."   Read More

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Get a Money Buddy!
By Judi Martindale

It's often easier and much more fund to do things with a friend, especially if we need support in any given area. Weight Watcher's success, for example, is due in large part to the camaraderie and support of the weekly group meetings. Exercise experts have long encouraged us to find walking buddies to make sure we exercise when we're not in the mood. The same could be true for money management.   Read More

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Selling a Business is Easier When The Business Depends Less on You: Quick Tips
By Marian Cook

This is the fourth article in a series that is focused on the successful woman entrepreneur that is considering selling their business. The big question is: can the business run without you? It creates an obstacle to selling a business when a business owner has built their business to be too dependent on them. In the rush of the moment you may think it is easier or cheaper to do things yourself than delegate, but potential business buyers will work to discover this issue. They need to be assured that the business can operate without you, and you may have unwittingly created one that can't.   Read More

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Give Yourself a Break
By Jane Herman

Let me warn you right now that some of you may not like this article - because what I am about to say may run counter to everything you have heard, or believe, is the secret to success and happiness. This article is meant for those of you who are exhausted from all of the pushing, striving, goal setting, and focusing you force yourself to do each day in search of self improvement and perfection. It is a glimpse into an alternative perspective that exposes the dark side of trying too hard, and provides some guideposts onto a path towards greater peace and less pressure.   Read More

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Surviving IT Cutbacks with On-Demand Resources
By Jill Hartley

In today's challenging economic climate, I am of the opinion that we're hearing too much about the pain IT Managers face and not enough about solutions. With the spotlight on high unemployment, lack of infrastructure investment and employee training reductions, many assume that it's okay to simply maintain status quo to ride out the tough times.   Read More

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Roth Conversions
By Judi Martindale

Most of us have come to realize that we need to invest for our retirement. The days of company-paid pensions are long are gone for the most part. Knowing that, the government has introduced some new incentives to make saving for retirement more attractive. Consequently, there has been a great deal of buzz in the news lately about Roth conversions and with good reason.   Read More