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Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:36am | 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


Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:28pm | by Helen Hoart

Sometimes we have to admit we can’t get everything done.  It happens especially when our to-do list creeps onto a second page and continually nags us.

The outcome:  we can feel paralyzed; nothing gets done.

The first step is to focus on what’s most important and what will really make a difference.  To-do lists can become cluttered because we put everything on them from major projects at work to picking up the dry cleaning on the way home.


Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:05am | by Helen Hoart

Many of us have someone in our life where the relationship is strained, difficult and emotionally distant. Often that person is a family member or an in-law. It’s someone that remains in our orbit but we don’t look forward to spending time with them. 


Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:51am | by savannahmarie

As a small business, marketing is essential. It’s about positioning your brand to be a leader, increasing recognition, driving traffic and making conversions. However, it can also be a confusing maze that leads in multiple directions. To simplify the process, check out these eight essential marketing tactics for your small business and start incorporating them into your strategy today.

1.    Start a Blog


Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:05am | by Helen Hoart

Curious about what your customers think about your product? Want to get some additional product ideas? Looking to gauge your customers’ interest in a new product? Consider sending out an online survey.  Surveys have become easier and much less expensive to do and can yield valuable information about your customers' likes and dislikes.

Here are a few basics to remember:

Before you design your survey:

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