November 3, 2012

Modern energy-efficient washing appliances are no bargain

New dishwashers and clothes washers are stylized and sleek, with electronic sensors, LEDs, and digital displays.  They’re quiet.  (“Is it on?” advertises one of the upper-end dishwashers.)  The newer paired washers and dryers really are nicely designed and even talk to one another.  One might even say they’re pleasant to look at.  (Tea and crumpets in the laundry room, anyone?) Touted alongside th […]

Use the Internet for More Coupons (307/365)

The internet can be a powerful and convenient place for finding additional coupons, particularly if you don’t have regular access to a coupon flyer from a Sunday newspaper. In fact, I actually collect the vast majority of my coupons from the Internet these days. […]

Ten Pieces of Inspiration #98

Each week, I highlight ten things each week that inspired me to greater financial, personal, and professional success. Hopefully, they will inspire you as well. 1. Stephen Covey on the tools for change We have what we need to bring about change in our lives. “Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. […]

Insurance: Choosing the right plan

This the second of four articles about health insurance by Joanna Lahey, an associate professor of economics at the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). You can read the first one here. The subsequent articles will be published on the next two Saturdays. […]

Help a Reader: Networking with Executives

I recently received the following email from a reader: I would like advice on networking at the executive level.  I am at a point in my career where I am getting interest from lower level executives at my company.  I am certainly several steps away from their positions, but I would like to build the relationships into mentoring relationships.  I have met these people for lunch and gotten time on […]