Pay your parking tickets!

Pay your parking tickets!

I have a tendency to utilize street parking. And, if I’m honest, I don’t always remember to feed the parking meter. As you could guess, this often nets me a few parking violations. While not incredibly inexpensive by themselves – around $10 per fine – after a few...
Never overestimate your plumbing repair skills…

Never overestimate your plumbing repair skills…

There’s never an ideal time for a home improvement disaster, but they always seem to occur at the worst possible time. A few weeks ago I found myself on a work deadline but with plenty of time in my Saturday schedule to meet the timeline due to my family’s...
Pick up the phone: compliance doesn’t have to be ugly!

Pick up the phone: compliance doesn’t have to be ugly!

It’s not often that my caller identification pops up with the name and number of my bank. I was more curious than anything, so I picked up the phone. I had a nice chat with my personal banker, who informed me that the bank had caught a financial error in one of...
Why should my non-profit bother to register?

Why should my non-profit bother to register?

When my son turned 18, he informed us that he intended to purchase his first vehicle. Since he’d been borrowing our car for a few years, we readily agreed that this was a positive step toward his financial independence. We helped him read reviews and he...
A friendly word of caution on #GivingTuesday

A friendly word of caution on #GivingTuesday

Non-profit fundraisers have a new quiver in their ever-expanding bag of arrows. Since 2012, many local, national and international charities have been retooling their fundraising efforts to include – and even highlight – #GivingTuesday as a main source of revenue. For...