Category Archives: Fast Reads

Small Business Saturday: Building a Brewery at Proclamation Ale Co.

Dave Witham, Proclamation Ale Co.

Proclamation Ale Co. founder Dave Witham pours a beer in the brewery’s tasting room. Photo: Brad Smith

Seven Practical Gifts for College Students

Photo: You may be expecting to see the twins from "The Shining," but it's really a dorm hallway. Send your favorite college student back to school with a gift to brighten up institutional living. Qusai Al Shidi

You may be expecting to see the twins from “The Shining,” but it’s really a dorm hallway. Send your favorite college student back to school with a gift to brighten up such institutional living. Photo: Qusai Al Shidi

13 Fitness Resources: Pick One to Focus Your Fitness Goals

You’ll feel better and lead better when you are fit, focused and have energy for what matters most. CCL’s Sharon McDowell-Larsen shares some of her favorite resources to help you fit healthy living into your busy days.


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Can Yahoo be saved and other Marissa Mayer questions

When Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo, she set out to turn the company into an Apple-style tech giant.  -More

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How to Make Money Selling Crafts on Etsy

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Whether you can sew a handbag, make a picture frame, or just have an eye for vintage style, there’s a niche for you on Etsy, the eBay of handmade and vintage goods. Photo: Katrina Rodabaugh

Wealthfront Review

As I explained in a previous post, I’m on a quest to find the best retirement plan to roll over my old 401(k). I’m going to conduct the most thorough research I can — publicly — and then put my money where my mouth is, literally rolling over my old 401(k), worth approximately $ 85,000, into the best plan I can find.

Wealthfront logoThis week’s online financial advisor review is Wealthfront. In my last post, I reviewed Betterment. These two seem very comparable as frontrunners to win my $ 85,000 401(k) rollover!

When I kicked off this contest of sorts in The Best Retirement Accounts and 401k Rollovers are Online, I explained how a new class of online financial advisors are fighting to lower fees and provide better service to Main Street investors by using software to automate many manual tasks that traditional financial firms get paid big bucks to do.

5 Ways Managers Can Take the “Crazy” Out of “Crazy Busy” in the New Year

Companies wasting our time is what really makes us crazy and cry for more “life” in the work/life mix.


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