I ran out of time tonight due to my class preparations (and since I work 16 hours tomorrow, I need my beauty sleep), so I thought that I’d post some of the questions from the exam I’m giving my Introduction to Contemporary Business students tomorrow night (I never appreciated how long it takes to write a […]
My employer often advocates the benefits of having the proper work-life balance. If I had the energy, I would get worked up into a frenzy over the sub-text of this “balance.” The way I understand it, my managers are all for family time and flexible schedules for employees who have children or unusual family situations […]
During the Organizational Management class I teach, I open the first class with an open discussion about bosses. I give everyone in the room an opportunity to tell a story about a bad manager from their past. Most students have an example from one of their first jobs - flipping burgers and baby sitting make for excellent […]
I don’t balance my bank accounts in the traditional sense - and I don’t follow a strict budget. I realize this flies in the face of most financial advice, but it works for me. Instead, I pay myself first (direct deposit into my ING savings account), and access each one of my checking accounts online […]
A recent post by JD at Get Rich Slowly and some of the comments of my last post got me thinking about what it means to be “poor”.
On Feb 11, JD linked to this list on Whatever, a blog by John Scalzi. When I was young, my family didn’t have a ton of money, but […]
As you can tell by my previous posts, my financial house is in pretty bad shape. Believe it or not, my situation is vastly improved since last year at this time. I had an “ah-ha” moment - a Financial Epiphany, if you will - that got me thinking about the financial treadmill I was on. […]