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...
Two Ways to Make Your Annual Report a Hit

Two Ways to Make Your Annual Report a Hit

Oh, the overwhelming annual report. For many of us, the annual report can be a little challenging, especially when budget and staffing concerns are on the table. It can be easy to lose track of how much time, effort, and money goes into your annual report. That being...