Monday, December 30, 2013

The War of Art

The War of Art

This book was given to me a short time ago when I was going through a major slump. The much needed inspiration and direction in the book arrived just in time.

Steven Pressfield's, "The War of Art" speaks to not only artist, but everyone. The information in the book, however, can be applied to any goal you may have from losing weight to starting a business.

The book lays out what blocks you, and how to get unblocked.

From, "The War of Art" I learned that I was not alone in what I was going through. Anyone who is working to make any change goes through resistance.

If you have been struggling to start a new project, or see one through to completion, this is a book you need to read.

As we embark on a new year, I hope that this book will bring you clarity that will help you to accomplish your goals and stick to your resolutions.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

Wishing you a day is filled with love, joy and laughter.

Merry Christmas!!!

Monday, December 16, 2013

New Scholarship Opportunities

Each year tons of money for college goes unclaimed because no one applied for the scholarships offered by various organizations.

It is so much better to get money for college that doesn't have to be repaid, rather than take out student loans which do need to be repaid. With just a little effort, you could be awarded scholarship funds to offset tuition and fees.

Take a look at the scholarships below, all of which adult/non-traditional students qualify for. If you are interested click on the links to find out more information and apply.

My Mentor Was MeDeadline July 31, 2014. This is a video application. You have to create and upload a short video that describes the impact your mentor has had on your success. The award is $1000

From Failure to Promise-Deadline July 31, 2014. To apply for this scholarship you have to read the book, "From Failure to Promise" and write a 1,000 word essay answering questions from the scholarship website. First prize is $1,500.

Corrosion in Motion- Deadline December 31, 2013.  This is a video competition, and the top prize is $6,500.

Avon Scholarship Program- Deadline February 28, 2014. Are you an Avon representative and a college student? If so, you may qualify for this scholarship. More than 100 scholarships of $1,500 - $2,500 are available.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Student Loan Debt is No Joke

Every year students who apply for financial aid receive student loans as a part of their financial aid award letter.

They can decide to take the full amount of loans, a partial amount or none at all.

As someone who didn't have much guidance when borrowing student loan funds, I now work to make sure that new students know what they are getting into before they borrow.

If, however, you are like me and already have taken out student loans, then you will need to know your options for repaying.

Here in my latest article for Fastweb, I give some tips for staying on top of your student loan debt without defaulting.

Read more here.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Inexpensive Holiday Shopping

It is that time of year again. Most people are gearing up for some serious holiday shopping. Debates about when Black Friday shopping should begin are on every television channel.

If you are anything like me you may not have started shopping at all, and more importantly you have to stick to a budget.

Here is an article I wrote for Fastweb that gives ideas for making holiday shopping inexpensive and convenient.

Although the article is geared towards college students, the ideas in it can be used by anyone. With a little creativity, holiday shopping can be easy.

Read the article here.