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Posts tagged ‘Reflections’

The Back to School Challenge

It’s that time of the year again…New outfits being purchased.  Stockpiling of supplies.  Sleep schedules re-adjusted.  Summer days drifting away.  And that’s just for me.  I won’t even mention the list for the kids.  Yep, it’s time for back to school! Read more

The Bottom Line: July, 2012

The Bottom Line is a series that was first introduced on the Shafer…Power! blog in April, 2012.  Whereas the business definition of bottom line is “the line in a financial statement that shows net income or loss,” here we do a brief recap of our progress toward our goals.  Since “Earn Some Spare Change” is our fourth goal, we’ll provide an update on our actual bottom line as well. Read more

Private student loan debt reaches $150 billion

Before I re-post another article, I need to put a disclaimer out there that I really enjoy reading articles about my current interests and have uncovered a ton of great stuff about entrepreneurism.  I think the following is further justification as to why young people should be exploring non-traditional careers (entrepreneur) and aren’t just assuming college will be the right answer (the original article can be found here).  On a similar note, I recently read the average student loan debt now exceeds $25K. Read more

Gone Fishin’

We’re fresh off a ten-day vacation from visiting our families back in Wisconsin, which means this post will contain several deep thoughts – some of questionable importance. (Insert smile here.)  I can’t assure you my brain is back at 100% percent, but there’s really only one way to find out.  So here goes…below is a list of my top five reflections from this year’s summer vacation:
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An Interview with Mom

On the eve of Mother’s Day 2012 I sat down with Kathleen Shafer – the mother of Owen and Malia – to ask her a few questions about motherhood and entrepreneurism.  I was pleasantly surprised at a number of her responses and even got an inside peak at how she makes subtle reminders about important holidays without me even knowing.

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