Wedding Expenses and Marriage Succes? Now We Have Data
Mon, 10/20/14 | 17 Comments

You may already know that I’m not a big fan of materialistic wedding expenses. More specifically, I think that the average cost of a wedding is stupidly high ($29,858 last year) and the average engagement …

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What Should Our Government do when it Impacts your Bottom Line? (reader poll)
November 22, 2011 | 13 Comments
What Should Our Government do when it Impacts your Bottom Line? (reader poll)

The Public Religion Research Institute conducted an American values survey recently – a random phone survey of over 1,500 Americans – that tested their views on the role of government in our lives and in …

What is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?
November 21, 2011 | 9 Comments
What is a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)?

I previously mentioned that I had moved to a new high deductible health plan (HDHP) that my employer started offering during open enrollment.
I have had a few questions since around that declaration from people who …

Social Media Profiles May be Preventing you From Getting Hired
November 16, 2011 | 11 Comments
Social Media Profiles May be Preventing you From Getting Hired

A recent survey of 300 professionals involved in the hiring process indicated that 91% of them have used social media profiles to screen job applicants.
Amongst the three major social networks:
- 76% used Facebook
- 53% used …

What are your Best Customer Service Tips?
November 15, 2011 | 5 Comments
What are your Best Customer Service Tips?

Technology has Raised the Bar for Customer Service
Customer service models are changing constantly with the evolution of technology.
Just think, 10 years ago there was no Twitter, no Facebook, no live chat.
20 years ago there were …

The Age Wealth Gap is Getting Bigger & Our Net Worth Sucks. Here’s how we Fix it.
November 14, 2011 | 10 Comments
The Age Wealth Gap is Getting Bigger & Our Net Worth Sucks. Here’s how we Fix it.

I still am not entirely sure what Occupy wants yet, but research released this past week by the Pew Research Center may be central to why they are sitting in the streets in the first …

10 Ninja Tips to Slash the Cost of Dining Out at Restaurants
November 8, 2011 | 6 Comments
10 Ninja Tips to Slash the Cost of Dining Out at Restaurants

This should not be news to you: dining out at restaurants is expensive.
I’ve determined that the average cost of restaurant meals when dining out is about 3X what I pay for the ingredients to make …


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