Author Archives: Larry Stevenson

Parents Help Children Get Scholarships

The current college admissions scandal spotlights the competition for, and what some parents are willing to do, to get their children into top schools. This scandal draws attention to the perceived impact of college on lives. Yet, the cost of a college … Continue reading

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Retirement Confidence Reported Up

Betsy Jaffe, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Employee Benefit Institute, released a report on April 23, 2019. Confidence in Retirement Security Rebounds to Pre-Financial Crisis Levels stated “The 2019 Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS) finds 82 percent of … Continue reading

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Communicate Your ROI for Raises

We were teaching a job search workshop several years ago. One of the participants, I’ll call him Paul, attended as part of his employer’s lay off program. They had informed him he would be laid off, but gave him time … Continue reading

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A Few Aphorisms to Guide a Job Search

My father, a master teacher as well as world renowned graphic designer, used aphorisms to teach us as children. Some that he had to frequently repeat to me included “The guilty man fleeth when no man pursueth” and “He that … Continue reading

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Percent of People 55+ with NO Retirement Savings Drops 4% in 3 Years

The Government Office of Accounting* (GAO) released a letter to the ranking member of the Senate Committee on the Budget on March 26, 2019. The letter, written by Charles A. Jeszeck Director of Education, Workforce, and Income Security Issues, lists … Continue reading

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Report Indicates American Unhappiness Highest in Decades

The purpose of this article is to share the results from the World Happiness Report 2019. I do not intend to comment or draw conclusions. The World Happiness Reports 2019 (https://s3.amazonaws.com/happiness-report/2019/WHR19.pdf) asks questions about why Americans respond that they are … Continue reading

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Attitude of Gratitude

During this season people tend to contemplate, with thanks, the good fortune they receive in their lives. Friends and family gather round tables laden with bounteous food and take a moment to share with one another those elements in their … Continue reading

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5 Keys to Get a Great Job

Today, we’ll examine the 5 keys to get a great job in 2 months The 5 Keys include: Define your dream job with an employer description. Adopt the how can I help attitude. Ask questions to discover organizational wants and … Continue reading

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Reusable Materials 42: Answers to A Few New Reusable Materials

Alan worked for a high tech firm programming visual graphic displays for corporate security systems. He maintained his skills through regular seminars and workshops sponsored by the vendors of the programs he used. He also decided to earn a master’s … Continue reading

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Sources of Money 43: Government Finance Officers Association

Wendy needed more money to get through school. She singed a contract to attend a proprietary, for-profit school to study nursing. She needed $35,000 for her Associates Program. She used our program to find scholarships through search engines, financial aid … Continue reading

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