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Mon, 10/20/2014 - 10:59am | by Charles Presbury

They just won't listen to me...

Why is it so hard to get others to listen so you can persuade them to cooperate?   Maybe it is because WE need to listen more and try to persuade less.

Think about the last time you changed your mind. Did the other person actually persuade you or did you actually persuade yourself that a different point of view or plan of action made sense?

Others are more likely to be "persuaded" if our conversations truly reflect the interests and needs they need addressed.

The Art of Persuasion 


Mon, 08/11/2014 - 7:55am | by Helen Hoart

Stolen passwords, files being held for ransom and identities being stolen are all part of the new world of cyber thieves and cyber attacks.

Here are some tips from Kaspersky, a cybersecurity company:


Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:16pm | by Helen Hoart

Here are five things you can do to make sure your words have impact when you write for the web

Tip #1

Use a conversational tone.  Use “we” and “you,” just as you would as if you were talking to someone. Avoid jargon and acronyms.  Of course, the tone will change depending on your audience.  On a fashion-forward blog will have a very different tone than a health-related website from a medical practitioner.  Your goal is to engage your reader.

Tip #2


Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:18pm | by Karleia Steiner

This article covers what to consider when thinking of the investing vs. debt-free debate.


Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:06am | by Karleia Steiner

If you are proud about your high intellect, you may want to know whether your inquisitive brain has developed a good strategy that has increased your financial IQ. While the idea of an Intelligence quotient about finances is novel, the fact remains that you need to have a sound financial foundation under your feet if you want to get ahead in life. Failing to do so is preparing for a life of financial turmoil. Here are several ways to take inventory of your financial health.

A Savings Account Indicates a Good Financial IQ

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