Patient, disciplined, risk-averse – Millennial women are looking more like their grandmothers in the pockets than their Boomer moms. Northwestern Mutual’s 2014 Planning and Progress Study revealed Millennials are old souls when it comes to managing their money, recognizing the importance of saving and investing with a tendency to act more proactively than their older counterparts. Nearly two thirds of those surveyed identified as “highly disciplined” or “disciplined” financial planners compared to 54 percent of respondents ages 60 and older – and, even less for the Sandwich Generation. “I’m guessing they’re making a lot of grandparents very proud,” says Greg Oberland, Northwestern Mutual executive vice president. Plagued with economic instability, chronic underemployment and debt, Millennial women aren’t trying to make money matters more difficult. This is likely why 30 percent are taking a “slow and steady” approach to financial planning, with another 30 p
How to Improve Your Content for the Search Engines… Fast By Melanie Rembrandt of www.rembrandtwrites.com As an entrepreneur, you know you need to build online awareness and get high rankings on the search engines. And, of course, there are hundreds of services out there ready to help you… from very expensive, full-services to consultants to do-it-yourself tools to classes, and more. Who has time or money for that? You have a business to run! With this in mind, here are 3 ways to increase your site rankings at no cost… 1. Review your content. When was the last time you read the content on your Website or had someone critique it? If it has been a few weeks, take some time to actually review what you are saying on your site. Then, ask yourself a few questions: Is it easy to understand what we offer in a matter of seconds? Will our target market see “what’s in it for them” right away? Do we provide simple steps and current (and correct), valuable data? By answering these quest
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Great article by Vikki Carrel, a highly sought after author and national speaker and the president of Vikki Carrel and Company, the creator of The Empowerment Project, author of Switching Lanes, co-author of Chloe’s Closet
Give Your Audience Content They Will Want to Share With Others By Melanie Rembrandt, www.rembrandtwrites.com If you want to stay current and provide valuable information to a hungry audience, you need to write a lot of good content. This can be difficult… especially when you have other, core responsibilities as an entrepreneur. With this in mind, here are… 3 Tips to Write Valuable Content… Fast! Tip 1. Know What Your Audience Wants. The whole point of writing content is to provide some kind of value to your audience… so before you even start writing, think about your audience. What do they want to know about right now? When you have this answer, ask: What do you want readers to do after viewing this content? Then, form your idea for your content from your responses. Tip 2. Create an Outline. Once you know your topic, jot down the top things you need to cover in your article, blog, newsletter, e-mail, etc. Then, add thoughts for your title, sub-title, introduction and ending wi
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The best things you can say in an interview won’t necessarily get you the job on their own, but they can certainly pave the way. Keep these five things in mind as you go through the interviewing process to give yourself the best chance at landing the job.
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Some people are highly qualified for a posted position - yet they fail to ace the interview