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Five Keys to Job Promotion

Chayla Cooper

November 10, 2021
Career Management

You can take control of your career advancement by adopting proven career strategies that get the attention of your colleagues and those you report to!

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Exercising Influence: A Guide for Making Things Happen at Work, at Home, and in Your Community

B. Kim Barnes

December 08, 2021
Career Management

Influence is a timeless topic for business leaders and others in positions of power, but the world has evolved to the point where everyone needs these skills. No matter your job, role, rank, or function,…

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Leveling the Paying Field: A Groundbreaking Approach to Achieving Fair Pay

Rick Gillis

January 05, 2022
Career Management

If you suspect you are not being paid fairly you need to hear what Rick Gillis has to say. Through his research that he has documented in his book,  Leveling the Paying Field: A Ground-Breaking…

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Screw Being Shy: Learn How to Manage Social Anxiety and Be Yourself in Front of Anyone

Mark Metry

February 09, 2022
Career Management

Are you shy, quiet, or nervous? Does your heart beat fast, your throat clench, or do you overthink social interactions?  Forget shyness. Forget being the quiet person in the back of the room. There’s nothing wrong…

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Z-isms: Insights to Live By

Matt Zinman

March 16, 2022
Career Management

What do you wish your younger self knew? What life lessons would you share to benefit others? These are among the core questions Matt Zinman poses as inspiration to provide you with insightful guidance to…

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Boss Bride: The Powerful Woman’s Playbook for Love and Success

Charreah Jackson

April 06, 2022
Career Management

ESSENCE Senior Editor and author Charreah K. Jackson interviewed and researched more than 150 professional women including everyday powerhouses and famous faces for strategies to thrive in our personal and professional lives. Charreah will share insight…

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Overwhelmed and Over It: Embrace Your Power to Stay Centered and Sustained in a Chaotic World

Christine Arylo

May 11, 2022
Career Management

If you’re like most women, you’ve discovered that the tasks and pressures never end in our culture, a culture built for burnout. But there’s a way to stop stressing and start thriving — to wake…

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Career Killers/Career Builders: The Book Every Millennial Should Read

John Crossman

June 08, 2022
Career Management

If you are between 18 and 31 you need to be aware of what John identifies as the five career killers, five career builders, and four ways you can build a unified life.  While an academic…

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Connect like a Boss: Developing the Soft Skills You Need

Ray Abrams

July 13, 2022
Career Management

Your soft skills will help you land your next promotion.  Are you doing anything to improve your networking and interpersonal skills?  Learn a fundamental strategy to advance your career by expanding your network.

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Flux: 8 Superpowers for Thriving in Constant Change

April Rinne

August 10, 2022
Career Management

Do you believe – change is good? Being adaptable and flexible have always been hallmarks of effective leadership and fulfilling life. But in a world of so much—and faster-paced—change, and an ever-faster pace of change,…

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Short Skirts and Shorter Stories: Musings on Life, Love and Lust

Lisa DeBenedictis

September 07, 2022
Career Management

Short Skirts and Shorter Stories: Musings on Life, Love and Lust by Lisa Rene’ DeBenedictis Emmy-nominated screenwriter and producer Lisa Rene’ DeBenedictis pieces together a scrapbook of memories from a life less ordinary after severe…

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Time-tested investing advice to secure your future

Eric Tyson

September 14, 2022
Career Management

Investing for your future is wise and essential, but you need to have a basic understanding of the opportunities, risk, as well as what information and people you can trust.  Eric will give you the confidence…

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The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving On Up

Jane Finkle

September 14, 2022
Career Management

In today’s fast-paced, unstable workplace achieving success requires speaking up, promoting oneself and one’s ideas, and taking initiative. Extroverts, fearless in tooting their own horns, naturally thrive in this environment, but introverts often stumble. Jane will…

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Mission: Career Transition: A Career Change Guide for Intelligence, Military, Foreign Affairs, National Security, and Other Government Professionals

Alison Bouwmeester

September 21, 2022
Career Management

Alison Bouwmeester served for 28 years as a senior leader in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations. After retiring from the CIA, she spent nearly a decade as a senior business executive in the…

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Women Who Empower!

Antonia Gimenez

September 28, 2022
Career Management

Antonia interviewed dozens of women from diverse backgrounds and occupations.  All had one thing in common.  Despite all odds they have persisted in the face of challenges and insisted on building a better future.  You can…

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Who Will Take Care of Me When I Am Old?

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Career Management

You are fortunate to be able to handle your physical, emotional, and financial needs today, but who will be there to support you as you age.  Learn how to prepare for that inevitable time.

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Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career

Patty Azzarello

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Career Management

Patty Azzarello became the youngest general manager at Hewlett-Packard at age thirty-three, ran a $1 billion software business at thirty-five, and became a CEO at thirty-eight, all without turning into a self-centered, miserable jerk! She…

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So, you want to be a Coach…: The story of a Corporate Executive who became a Head Men’s College Basketball Coach

Dr. Joe Brickner

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Career Management

Joe left a promising corporate job to follow his heart and dream of becoming a college basketball coach.   Like the career change you are thinking of, you and those close to you will need to…

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Career Asset Management: Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead and Using Your Head to Maximize Your Career Value!

Michael Haubrich

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Career Management

Who thinks of a career as an asset, like a house, stocks, bonds or even a car?  Michael Haubrich does.  With more than 30 years of experience in financial management, it dawned on Michael that the…

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Creating Opportunities by Building Relationships

David Fisher

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Career Management

If you are tired of the hype surrounding social media and LinkedIn, you are in the right place. There are no shortcuts to creating value and opportunities with LinkedIn, but knowing the right approach will…

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Pivot: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life

Adam Markel

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Career Management

Whether you are transitioning your career, or have been downsized, or believe that your true potential has yet to be fully tapped, Pivot is a guide to reinvention for anyone, at any age. With clear-eyed…

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Start, Love, Repeat: How to Stay in Love with Your Entrepreneur in a Crazy Start-up World

Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

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Career Management

The idea of starting your own business is exhilarating and inspiring. It’s one over 30 million Americans pursue. But, being the significant other of an entrepreneur is not so glamorous. Boundaries between work and home…

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The Power in a Link: Open Doors, Close Deals

Dave Gowel

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Career Management

LinkedIn started slowly in 2005 and quickly exploded to become the world’s largest directory of working business professionals. By now, you know the power and potential to build your own personal network, but are you…

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If Unemployment Rates are So Low, Why Can’t We Find Jobs? New Tips!

Anne Emerick

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Career Management

Author and creator of the Unemploymentville blog, Anne Emerick has interviewed career coaches, entrepreneurs, and everyday people to explore their stories of bouncing back from a personal unemployment crisis.  An will ask you;  are you…

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How to Tell Someone to Go to Hell So They Look Forward to the Trip!

Dr. Lois Frankel

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Career Management

Before you were told to “Lean In,” Dr. Lois Frankel told you how to get that corner office.  Lois will share with you how to eliminate unconscious mistakes that could be holding you back and offers…

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Grab Your Keys and Drive Your Career

Los Ellis

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Career Management

You are not alone!  In fact, nearly 1.7 million students graduate from college each year. Everyone is struggling with the same questions.  Join Los Ellis to gain insight on how you can leverage your knowledge,…

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Beyond the Halls: An Insider’s Guide to Loving Museums

Mackenzie Finklea

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Career Management

When was the last time you visited your community museum?  Your community has invested millions of dollars in infrastructure, staff, and art to give you an opportunity to witness, explore, and sense the creativity and capabilities…

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Creating Opportunities by Building Relationships

David Fisher

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Career Management

Your professional network is probably your most important career tool.  You will learn important networking techniques that will help you build sustainable and lifelong networking relationships.

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Softening the Edge: Empathy: How humanity’s oldest leadership trait is changing our world

Mimi Nicklin

November 17, 2021
Soft Skills

Empathetic influence is this decade’s most critical human and scientifically validated skill set. The ability to connect authentically as people has the power to not only change our business environments but to change the shape…

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Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career

Susan Peppercorn

January 19, 2022
Soft Skills

They say we are our own worst critics.  If you are like others, you have a critic that lives in your head that second guesses your actions, thoughts, and deeds. If that sounds familiar, you need…

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Managing UP, How to Move UP and Win at Work with ANY Type of Boss

Mary Abbajay

March 16, 2022
Soft Skills

Managing up is good for you, good for your boss, and good for the organization as a whole. Mary will share strategies for developing these all-important connections and building more than rapport; you will become…

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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci

Michael Gelb

May 18, 2022
Soft Skills

Genius is made, not born. Human beings are gifted with almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity. Now you can uncover your own hidden abilities, sharpen your senses, and liberate your unique intelligence by following…

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Small Acts of Leadership: Start with Purpose, Lead with Intention and Gain Confidence

Sean Glaze

June 15, 2022
Soft Skills

While some of us come equipped with natural leadership abilities, the rest of us need to learn the fundamentals of leadership.  It starts with small acts.  Learn how to impress your colleagues and those you…

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True Grit and Grace: Turning Tragedy into Triumph

Amberly Largo Tragey

July 20, 2022
Soft Skills

Some days are so bad we don’t want to even get out of bed because we’d prefer not to face an impending personal or perhaps physically debilitating situation.  That’s what it was like for Amberly Lago…

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Wired for Authenticity: Seven Practices to Inspire, Adapt, & Lead

Henna Inam

December 15, 2022
Soft Skills

Henna Inam will share with you proven strategies based on neuroscience research and her work as an executive coach and speaker, with clients who are executives in Fortune 500 companies. These ideas are not theory…

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Mentoring Lifts and Inspires: Women Empowering Women

Tricia Beck

February 16, 2022
Soft Skills

Are you looking to fast track your professional goals? How about discovering a clearer path for career advancements? Or, increasing your self-confidence to the next level?  Spend some time with Tricia to learn,  what mentoring…

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How to Finish Everything You Start: Understanding the Causes of the Unfinished Epidemic, Its Cures, and When Choosing Not to Finish Is Okay

Jan Yager

April 20, 2022
Soft Skills

All of us are expected to do more in less time and do it better than ever. As a result, we reach points where we have so many projects that we are juggling that it’s hard…

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All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success

Wayne Baker

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Soft Skills

Imagine you’re on a deadline for a big project, and feeling overwhelmed. Or you’re looking for a job, but can’t seem to get your foot in the door. Or you’re dying for tickets to a…

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The Fine Art of Small Talk

Debra Fine

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Soft Skills

Nationally recognized communication expert Debra Fine reveals the techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk–in any situation.   With practical advice and conversation “cheat sheets,” Debra will help you learn to feel more…

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The 55 Soft Skills That Guide Employee and Organizational Success

Tobin Porterfield

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Soft Skills

Most people have heard of soft skills and perhaps can list one or two. Dr. Tobin Porterfield and Bob Graham, both university professors with extensive business backgrounds, have uncovered a list of 55 soft skills…

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Leadership Step by Step

Joshua Spodek

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Soft Skills

Leadership literature is full of principles and ideas–but they rarely leave the page. Practice is what turns abstract concepts into useful skills. Joshua walks readers through what to do and how to do it in…

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The Warrior the Strategist and YOU

Floyd Woodrow

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Soft Skills

Having served in the SAS for more than 20 years, Floyd Woodrow has achieved at the very highest levels. Inspiring his men in the most demanding of situations, he drove his team to success. As…

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Robots Will Steal Your Job, but that’s OK! How to Survive the Economic Collapse and be Happy!

Federico Pistono

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Soft Skills

You are about to become obsolete. You think you are special, unique, and that whatever it is that you are doing is impossible to replace.  You are wrong. As we speak, millions of algorithms created by computer…

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Be Bad First: Get Good at Things FAST to Stay Ready for the Future

Erika Anderson

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Soft Skills

We are operating in a world defined by constant connection, rapid change, and abundant choices. News that once took months, even years, to spread now reaches across the globe in seconds. Advances in medicine and…

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The 10 Commandments of Winning Teammates

Sean Glaze

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Soft Skills

One of the most important skills that make or break a career relates to one’s ability to work cooperatively with others.  Learn proven teamwork strategies and skills.

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The Complete Cardinal Guide to Planning for and Living In Retirement

Hans Scheil

October 27, 2021
Pre/Post Retirement

John will guide you through the major retirement options you will face and explain simple and effective strategies you can put in place now, with the help of professionals, to make your retirement financially successful. …

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50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life

Maria Leonard Olsen

November 24, 2021
Pre/Post Retirement

You will be reminded about how accomplishing new things, learning new skills, deepening personal and spiritual relationships, and seeking out challenges will add spice to a life that may feel repetitive, insignificant, inauthentic, or just…

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Encore: A Boomers Guide to Rocking Your Retirement

Marilyn Myrick Watson

January 26, 2022
Pre/Post Retirement

You sailed through the 60’s and 70’s living and loving your music, got down to business in the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s raising your family advancing your career.  Now it’s time to make your retirement…

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Hired for Youth Fired for Age

Reynold Lewke

February 23, 2022
Pre/Post Retirement

The employment market offers no guarantees for boomers.  Organizations are under significant pressure to find ways to deliver products and services faster, cheaper, and utilizing new strategies.  Boomers are in the crosshairs.  Learn how to…

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Retirement Fail: The 9 Reasons People Flunk Post-Work Life

Greg Sullivan

March 23, 2022
Pre/Post Retirement

Every day, people just like you, people who have worked hard and saved carefully for retirement, make decisions that will eventually crack their nest egg. Just because you added to your 401(k) or IRA plan…

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Reinvent Your Career: Beat Age Discrimination to Land Your Dream Job

Diane Huth

April 27, 2022
Pre/Post Retirement

You still have golden work years left in you.  Learn proven tips and strategies that will help you continue to do what you love but slow down enough to begin to “smell the roses”.

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Ready to Pull the Retirement Trigger? Your Strategic Guide to Retire With Confidence

Mary Sterk

May 25, 2022
Pre/Post Retirement

Ready To Pull The Retirement Trigger? Many want to retire early…slow down a bit…enjoy their life, their spouse and grandkids. But what if there is a major health issue?   There are many issues facing people…

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Moving Forward in Mid-Career

John Henry Weiss

June 22, 2022
Pre/Post Retirement

You have more experience, more expertise, and yet decreasing options as you come to the last decade of your career.  Learn how to keep your career momentum going forward!

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Mama Is Still Here!: A mother and son’s love passage through Alzheimer’s disease with Bible scriptures and prayers

Dr. Norris Roberts

September 28, 2022
Pre/Post Retirement

This talk is for Alzheimer’s patients, caregivers, and their loved ones. Alzheimer’s is a fatal inflammatory degenerative brain disease that causes a gradual decline in brain activity.  Once symptoms become more consistent and predictable, and the…

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Shifting Gears to Your Life & Work After Retirement

Dr. Carolee Duckworth

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Pre/Post Retirement

Thirty years with lots of time and not so much money makes for a VERY long vacation. So… what’s a 55+ Baby Boomer to do? Work? Play? Travel? Volunteer? Or a combination of all these?…

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The Power of Zero: Get to a Zero Percent Tax Bracket and Transform Retirement

David McKnight

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Pre/Post Retirement

The United States Government has made trillions of dollars in promises for programs like Social Security and Medicare that it simply can’t afford to keep. The only way to deliver on these promises is to…

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Land the Job You Love After 50!

Mary Eileen Williams

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Pre/Post Retirement

If you are a job seeker, you need to consider yourself a product. In fact, you are competing against thousands of other products hoping to land in the hands of the right buyers. Packaging, product…

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Social Security: The Inside Story

Andy Landis

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Pre/Post Retirement

Social Security and Medicare form the bedrock of your future financial security. You paid for them—now make them work for you!  Andy is going to make sure you know how what you need to understand about…

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Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities

Richard Leider

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Pre/Post Retirement

You’ve finished one chapter and you have yet to write the next one. Many of us face these transitions at midlife, but they can happen at any point. It’s a time full of enormous potential,…

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From Silicon Valley to Swaziland: How One Couple Found Purpose and Adventure in an Encore Career

Rick and Wendy Walleigh

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Pre/Post Retirement

Wendy and Rick will share their experiences, from the challenges of day-to-day existence in an unfamiliar culture to the joys of helping people in poverty grow their own businesses. If you’re thinking about transitioning to…

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Your Complete Guide to a Successful and Secure Retirement

Larry Swedroe

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Pre/Post Retirement

Create a retirement plan that provides the comfort, security, activity, and health you not only expect but you deserve.  Learn ideas and strategies you never thought of.

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Victory LAP Retirement: Work While You Play, Play While You Work

Mike Drak

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Pre/Post Retirement

Do you have a retirement plan?  Why completely retire when you are in your prime.  Learn how to work while you play and play while you work!

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Step-by-Step Planner for Maintaining Your Financial First Aid Kit!

Tony Steuer

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Pre/Post Retirement

You need to organize your finances!  Learn how you can effortlessly keep your finances organized as well as how you can do a periodic audit to keep track of changes.