How it all began

I find myself “sharing my story” with others when we meet over coffee or lunch for the first time, or even on an initial business phone call. In this week’s blog, I’m sharing my story with all of you, in hopes that it inspires and guides someone to take action to discover their purpose and passion. If so, I hope you’ll share a little of “your story” with all of us.

The implications of divorce on mortgage financing

I interviewed David Keblaitis, Owner of Home Funding Group, about how divorce impacts a borrower’s mortgage financing. “Often the person keeping the home is mandated by the divorce decree to refinance the marital home in order to remove the other party from the current mortgage,” says Keblaitis. “This can be problematic when the home is under water and there isn’t sufficient equity to refinance the home.” However, there are solutions available and Keblaitis believes in finding the right mortgage product for each client’s needs.

The implications of divorce on college funding

I interviewed Certified College Planning Specialist, Jeff Taylor, about how divorce impacts college funding. Taylor has many single moms as clients, and knows this situation well. “Divorce can cause you to forfeit money you would otherwise be entitled to if you aren’t planning properly before, during, and after the divorce,” says Taylor. How assets will be or are distributed, income levels of the parents, and the amount of alimony and child support paid all play into the equation of whether and how much funding will be available for college. To help divorced parents obtain college funding for their children, Taylor offers these strategies:

Searching for scholarships is a waste of time!

School may be out for summer, but parents still need an education….. in college planning! Learn about the common miconceptions surrounding college planning and scholarships, according to Certified College Planning Specialist, Jeffrey Taylor. Taylor shared more tips earlier this year about student marketing and why early planning is better for your student. Read that blog here.

Creativity is for Everyone!

I recently read Josh Linkner’s newest book, Disciplined Dreaming, and found his insights very valuable. This book applies to solopreneurs, like myself, as well is large corporations. If you have to boil the book down to one essential point, I believe it is that “Creativity is for Everyone!” It’s not just for your marketing department, or the “creative types” down the hall. Creativity applies to the front desk receptionist, the new associate, the CEO, and everyone in an organization, including YOU! The book is chalk full of examples of how to apply creativity as an individual or a team. Josh makes a compelling case for why you must learn to be creative if you want to stay in business: Adapt or die, and creativity is the way to move forward. It isn’t an option, it’s essential to your sustainability and growth as a business. I think it is a must read for all business owners and employees in Metro Detroit. I hope you’ll be among them.

What parents of high schoolers should be thinking about right now

By: Lori T. Williams, Owner/Managing Attorney of Your Legal Resource While high school juniors await the results of their ACT tests, parents should be thinking about and taking action when it comes to college planning and college funding.  It’s never too late or too early to start thinking about and planning for college, according to […]

4 Reasons to Consult with a Business Attorney

By: Lori T. Williams, Owner/Managing Attorney of Your Legal Resource Entrepreneurs often wear many hats, and must determine what to do for themselves and what to outsource to others.  One of the areas where outside expertise can be extremely critical, is when it involves the law.  Here are 4 examples where legal counsel could be […]