I recently participated as a judge in the UW Business Plan competition: a fun experience that I’d highly recommend to anyone with entrepreneurship in their blood. Some of the business plans I reviewed really stood out, others stumbled in a big way. I wrote up a short blog post about my top 5 tips for […]Read more "Top 5 Tips for Business Plan Competitions"
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While I’ve seen worse customer service, a recent email exchange I had with the Wall Street Journal to suspend my subscription for a vacation was pretty bad. I attempted to suspend my subscription via their website and was unable to do so because I kept getting an error. I tried multiple times with 3 different […]Read more "Wall Street Journal: Great Paper, Bad Customer Service"
We recently closed our funding for SeniorHomes.com. The process of raising money was challenging and came with a ton of learning. Today, I published a full blog post on the top 11 lessons learned during our Series A fundraising on the SeniorHomes.com blog. Enjoy!Read more "How we funded SeniorHomes.com in a down economy"
I’ve been audited by the IRS, twice. Both times, after all was said and done, I owed nothing and there was little work involved on my part. I’m not a tax attorney or an accountant, so don’t take any advice from me at all without consulting with a professional (was that a legal disclaimer?) Here […]Read more "How I survived two IRS tax audits"
If you are looking to create a family budget, read on. We have tried several different ways of budgeting and only in the last nine months have found a plan that works. The budgeting system that finally worked for us it one that closely resembles a cash allowance. Here is how it works: We have totally stopped […]Read more "Best way to manage a family budget"
I was forwarded this great graduation speech by my dad. It’s a great read. We should all read these things more often. I looked to see if Butch has his own blog, but couldn’t find it, so I decided to post it myself. Butch Jimenez, head of PLDT’s media and strategic communications department, delivered this […]Read more "Great Graduation Speech"
Considering starting your 2 year old on skis? We did this and it went very well–our kids now 7 and 4 are great little skiers and love it. We started our daughter at the age of 3 and our son just before he turned 2. In both cases, my goal was to get them […]Read more "How young can kids ski?"