Stupid is the ‘new smart’ in artisan economy

What’s keeping you from becoming an artisan? Is it the fear of being criticized or called stupid? Is it that you don’t have enough time, experience or money? Artisans are quietly reshaping our...

DATE: June 24, 2013 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Work revolution: Turn your passion into your income

Our economy and work rules are undergoing a revolution. As the dynamics of the industrial economy fade into the sunset, that old path to success is fading away. Gone are the days in which earning a...

DATE: May 27, 2013 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Graduating to financial independence

Spring weather, college graduations and opening day. This time of year always makes me hopeful. Of course, with my Chicago Cubs, my optimism is usually short-lived. Today, I want to help college...

DATE: April 30, 2013 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Navigating the odyssey on the way to adulthood

Our world is evolving faster than ever. The economy, technology and culture drive changes at a remarkable pace and in unpredictable ways.In the past, lives could be defined by four distinct phases:...

DATE: April 2, 2013 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

In new economy, don’t hold back your brilliance

Our economy has changed. Look around, you can see the change, and you can feel its effects. What you might not know is why it has changed and what you can do to thrive in this shifting world.In...

DATE: March 4, 2013 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Stop it! You’re spending too much. No, you are

“Please, will you tell him (or her) to stop spending so much money?”I frequently receive this question from people who want my advice about their partner’s spending habits.Invariably, I say, “No,”...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2013 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Follow 7 habits for a money savvy, prosperous 2013

Taking control of our money often sits at the top of our New Year’s resolution lists.Yes, this time will be different. We really will change. Spend less. Save more. Eliminate debts. We’re...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

College costs add up, but earnings can just as well

A college education can change the course of your life. This investment in your future has the power to open doors of opportunity to professional and personal fulfillment.But, for most students,...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Plan properly for a business and a stable future

Owning a business can provide you with freedom, income and satisfaction.But to achieve those goals, you will need to take risks: Launching your business plan will require borrowing money or...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Ready for a home? Take a reality test

With headlines such as “Mortgage rates are falling again” and “Home sales begin to rebound,” you may be hearing the call to homeownership.Yes, it is a good time to buy: Mortgage rates are near...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Power-saving can help you achieve financial security

Who doesn’t want to be free of having to work?If you’re like me, the dream of reaching the point of not having to work crosses your mind weekly – and on some Mondays, multiple times.The amount of...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

Parents can teach kids how to build a secure future

How do parents envision their children’s financial future?They’re not optimistic.More moms and dads believe it is likely life exists on other planets than they believe in a secure financial future...

DATE: July 24, 2012 | COLUMN: Money Savvy

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