What do you want to be?

We recently talked to many parents whose student’s didn’t know what they wanted to be or what major to choose for college.  We found this article with good information about choosing a major. Some “flaws” for which I added my two pennies, but overall a good start in the process of deciding on a career field and major for college.  Enjoy and share! My Two Cents_How to Choose a College Major

Did you miss our panel discussion on December 10th?

If you did, you missed a great discussion, with great folks, on a great topic.  Did I say GREAT enough? Don’t worry, picture and video highlights will be available soon. Thank you to all who helped to make this event a success! Our next event will be on successful studying and note taking tips- it’s never too late to apply new study habits AND who doesn’t love shopping for new and colorful school supplies?  Stay tuned …

How much will it cost to raise your child?

In today’s #LIFTMentorMonday, we talk about the cost of raising a child.  Pretty expensive… I’ve always been skeptical about the reported costs to raise children.   At least in my experience and opinion, housing and transportation are not costs that change significantly just because children involved.  However, this calculator created by CNN Money and FutureAdvisor shows us predictions on 18-year average expenses for a child born in 1997 (birth year, region, and …

Is there a character boot camp?

LIFT Mentor Monday is back!  This month, we discuss some of the characteristics of successful people in Is there a character boot camp?  Read the full article here. We will continue discussion with this theme until our next topic is released in October. New LIFT Mentor Monday topics will be presented every 2nd Monday. If you have a topic, question, response, or comment you want discussed on LIFT Mentor Monday send …

Goals

Continuing with last weeks’ topic of creating goals #goals I have created a downloadable tool to help you plan and brainstorm on paper. If you are a student, start with a small task and map out your plan for getting it done.  Once you get the hang of it, plan your next year.  Then five years, and so on. If you are a teacher, parent or mentor, share with your student(s).  Sit down …

#goals

This weekend, I had the opportunity to not only celebrate Mother’s Day with my mother and to be celebrated but I also took part in an amazing event that honored an amazing woman.  Her motto, “do what you love, and love what you do.”  As I prepare for my husband’s law school graduation and I look back on my own graduation from fellowship last year, there are many things that …

Budgeting…am I being punished?

While living life on a budget is not meant to be punishment, it absolutely does not allow for spur of the moment purchases and it simply doesn’t allow for purchases outside of your means, unless you are…well, cheating.  There will undoubtedly be things that you want, that exceed the recommended income percentage per category.  So what do you do? Take a look at Budget vs Wants PDF. My want purchases are …