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5 Financial Tips for Single Parents

5 Financial Tips for Single Parents

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are nearly 12 million single parents in America. This nation’s almost 10 million single mothers and nearly 2 million single fathers face financial challenges and decisions that most dual-parent families don’t have to consider, or that may not impact them on such a large scale. After all, single parents, often have no other person or income source that they can fall back on, which can create challenges. Single parents should have a plan in place for these possible issues. .

Montgomery County Marks Two Year Anniversary of Green Business Certification Program

Montgomery County Marks Two Year Anniversary of Green Business Certification Program

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Good News For The Maryland Wine Industry

Good News For The Maryland Wine Industry

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Leggett to Announce First Major Acquisition in New “BLT” Agricultural Reserve Initiative

Leggett to Announce First Major Acquisition in New “BLT” Agricultural Reserve Initiative

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

11 a.m.

Are You A Peacock or a Penguin?

On my trip to visit my daughters recently I took a few different books to read. The one I want to share with you is A Peacock in the Land Of Penguins. I believe everyone experiences a time in their life when they don’t fit in…when they want to stand up for themselves for being different from the rest of the pack. Some of us do, most of us do not.

Although this book focuses on the business world, the information is valuable from a business or personal perspective. When your view differences from others, how do you handle it? Are you confident? Do you stay silent or do you go along with the majority? Are you a peacock in the land of penguins?

Bouncing Back Baby!!

In the past few weeks I have focused on resilience because I know from my studies and working with clients the positive impact it can have on our lives. Below are two more skills that can support you in being more resilient. I believe learning to use these skills will help you recover from setbacks more quickly as well as creating a deeper, richer life.

Control or No Control.  Determine what you have control over and what you do not. On a piece of paper, make two columns. On the left side of the page, write Control and on the right side, Not Under My Control. Ask yourself:  What do I have control over? In that column, write down your answers. For example, you can control the television shows my kids watch, your own attitude, the religion you practice, who you choose to socialize with, and so on.

Free Entrepreneur Matchmaking Event

Free Entrepreneur Matchmaking Event

The following information was sent to us by Marc Samson:

Newly launched CoFoundersLab, a local startup fostering entrepreneurship in the DC region, is hosting a free entrepreneur matchmaking event on Thursday, January 19th. The event is being held in conjunction with the public opening of their online networking platform, www.cofounderslab.com.

"It's an exciting time for Washington right now," says Shahab Kaviani, co-founder of CoFoundersLab. "Entrepreneurship is on the rise and new business ideas are hatching every day -- especially in the technology space."