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Failing Your Way to the Top

By Ruben Gonzalez, Posted February 25th 2014

I'll never forget it.

We were training for a week in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, an ancient city in Eastern Europe. We had a couple of hours to kill so we visited the old city. The streets in the old city are too narrow for vehicles. The air is filled with smoke because many people still burn wood for...


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Getting Into The Savings Habit

By Michelle Singletary, Posted February 21st 2014

As we get further away from the horrors of the Great Recession, it becomes easier for Americans to fall back into bad financial habits.

One of those bad habits was not putting enough into a rainy day fund. Even when money is tight and you are trying to pay off debts, you have to save.

To help...


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How Lego Is The New Apple

By Geoff Colvin, Posted February 20th 2014

The blockbuster box office results for The Lego Movie underscore the Danish construction-toy company's success.And it shares a key quality with Apple -- one that more companies should emulate.

The startling success of The Lego Movie probably didn't make you think about Apple, but it should. In...


Written by Antone Clark

Elizabeth Smart said she didn't know she had options when she was abducted in June of 2002, initiating a nine-month ordeal that generated national attention.

Speaking before a House committee, Smart spoke of being forced from her Salt Lake City home with a knife to her neck...


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How to Survive Olympic Pressure

By Cary Mullen, Posted February 20th 2014

As a two-time Olympian and World Cup Downhill Champion, I've found that the methods athletes use to handle the tremendous pressure of the Olympics can also be used by anyone in a challenging circumstance.

Athletes face a whirlwind of emotion and activity at the Olympic Games. They arrive with...


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Former Colt to Speak at Commencement

By Jeff Saturday, Posted February 18th 2014

NFL veteran and ESPN analyst Jeff Saturday will deliver the commencement address May 3 at Trine University.

Saturday joined ESPN in July 2013 after 14 years in the NFL. The center's career spanned 13 years with the Indianapolis Colts and a year with the Green Bay Packers in 2012. Saturday appears...


Ah, love reigns on Valentine’s Day. Or at least, to hear the retailers tell it, the love is sweeter when you present your sweetie with some bling, flowers and/or candy.

However, add in any conversation about money and the love is gone, some folks think.

But is it unromantic to mix love and money?

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Feedack, The Breakfast of Champions

By Ruben Gonzalez, Posted February 13th 2014

There is a simple thing you can start doingright now to help you improve your relationships,your results at work, the quality of your products,and anything else in your life. Something thatdoesn't take much time, but saves you hugeamounts of time. That something is asking forfeedback from...



We have heard it so many times when buying a home: location, location, location. Similar verbage applies when valuing that vintage memorabilia collection from your childhood days. Unfortunately, sentimental value does not increase the value, but it does make for a good story. I always look for...


Famous Dave's (Nasdaq:DAVE) today announced that Ed Rensi, Director, has been appointed as the Company's Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He succeeds John Gilbert, who resigned.

Rensi commented, "I have been a customer and a fan of Famous Dave's for 20 years and I am...