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Stop Making Cents?

Stop Making Cents?

Pity the poor penny. In cash transactions, you often receive one or more when you get change, but you rarely use them yourself. Mostly pennies get dumped into automobile consoles and glove boxes and/or jars at home. And there they sit not being in circulation.
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College Should Be as Much About the Experience as the Cost

College Should Be as Much About the Experience as the Cost

One of the biggest challenges facing young people contemplating college, which they may not even be aware of, is how they will be able to reconcile the idea of scholastic exploration—something that’s pretty much the exclusive territory of colleges and universities—with an ROI approach to the cost.
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If You’re Not Making Mistakes, You’re Not Generating Enough New Ideas

If You’re Not Making Mistakes, You’re Not Generating Enough New Ideas

In an article on workplace celebrations late last year, Kyle Zimmer, co-founder and CEO of First Book, Inc., said that she believed that if a company isn’t making mistakes, it isn’t trying out enough new ideas. She believes in giving ideas a wholehearted chance in spite of the fact that they may fail.
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Keeping Confidence in Business

Keeping Confidence in Business

I’m convinced that the workplace should be as open and honest as possible. But there are times when an individual or a team needs to work on matters that must remain confidential. It could be for any number of reasons: from reviewing a potential acquisition, evaluating a take-over offer or determining if layoffs are necessary.
Filed in: Leadership, Other, Trust
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Creating a Post-College Plan

Creating a Post-College Plan

I firmly believe that in the realm of risk and reward, there’s no better investment than a college education, even if it means taking out student loans. This is especially true if families do their homework and research the schools that will deliver the best bang for the buck. (For some background, see my recent post on Money Magazine’s college rankings.) But there’s another step I think students and their families should research when choosing a school:
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