January 27, 2016
I’m sitting here in my office with a south facing window, the sun shining in, and I’m thinking, “Man, that’s almost annoyingly hot on the side of my face.” Then I turn and look out to see the sun glinting off of the ice covering our parking lot. This is when cabin fever really starts setting in. The sun is warmer, but it’s not warm outside yet. Even if we get a warmish day, it will just be sloppy out there.
As much as I am going to get antsy to enjoy the spring flowers, there’s another cabin fever that will start kicking in soon too. It’s those who are thinking they want to get out of their house. Not to the outdoors, but to another home. While the emotions can really kick in, we need to be sure we are being logical about the decision as well. So, here are some discussion points on whether you should become a slave to the bank via your mortgage or stay a slave to your landlord via your lease. Read the rest of this entry »
January 21, 2016
Today we are sharing a letter that a long-time mentor, Christel Schmidt wrote for us to share. Although it is for other mentors, we thought you might like to read it as well! If you are inspired by this and want to volunteer, apply today!
Roughly 9 years ago I heard about fellow employee’s coming back from their lunch hour talking about their paper airplanes they made and games they would play at school with their mentee child. I had never heard of a mentor program before. To physically see their glowing face and to hear the stories, I wanted to do this and to give back. I wanted to be a hero mentor in a child’s life too! Read the rest of this entry »
January 19, 2016
Many of us like to give. We have those particular charities, organizations, or causes that we like to support. We have the sense of contributing, of making a difference. It makes us feel good. In one particular class that I teach, we work through a budget that includes a line item for donations and offerings. In a scenario that is designed to be very tight, I have watched groups struggle with this item. Read the rest of this entry »
January 15, 2016
Well, we made it to the end of the week! We’re keeping things light on the blog today and sharing some of the good that went on in LSS Mentoring Services the past week. High Five for Friday!!
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January 11, 2016
For our social media posts, Center for Financial Resources is beginning a series on new beginnings. What a great way to kick it off! Here’s an old post…. Oh, but it’s still so true! Goals really are an important start to any new beginning. Read on and keep an eye out for our other New Beginnings posts.
This year…. “I will lose weight.” “I will save money.” “I will be healthier.” “I will get a better job.” “I will read more.” “I will travel more.” “I will work out more.” “I will make a difference.” “I will get more organized.” “I will spend more time with family.” “I will enjoy life more.” “I will spend less money.” “I will learn something.” “I will eat healthier.” “I will travel.” “I will be less stressed.” “I will drink less.” “I will help someone.” “I will find love.” “I will be more timely.”
Did you made your New Year’s resolutions? How’s it going with that? After all, these will set you up for a year of great fame, fortune, and happiness beyond measure. If you actually do them, that is. According to StatisticBrain.com, 62% of Americans will at least occasionally make a New Year’s resolution. As many people as there are that make resolutions, only 8% of people report achieving their resolutions. That’s less than one in ten that actually meet their goals.
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