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Does Your Charity Event Need Bid Pal?

It never ceases to amaze me about how technology is transforming the way we go about doing things in our daily lives.    From the smart phones to applications we literally learn about some new advancement in technology that is going to change our life. Many of us do everything we can to help out charities during the course of the year.   This may be donating money or clothes to a local religious organization.   Perhaps you give some money back to your alma mater or some other charity within your city that you feel to be worthy of a generous donation.    Generally, during the course of the year I will attend four to six charity events filled with silent and live auction items to bid on during the evening.   Before the normal 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. final call on the silent auction items, people will scurry around the piece of paper in front of the item they want to win ...

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My College Is Worse Than The Kids Knocking On The Door

I used to fear the Girl Scouts during cookie season either knocking on my door or approaching me outside of the local supermarket targeting my goodwill to buy some of those delicious thin mint cookies.   I used to dread the once a month knock on a door from a local neighborhood kid looking for me to buy some wrapping paper I didn’t need or some cookie dough I definitely did not want sitting in my freezer giving me the wrong temptation late at night.   I used to dread getting phone calls at work from some local cause hitting my company up for $500 here or a $1,000 there.   Now, I only dread my alma mater as their level of aggressiveness with fundraising efforts has reached historic proportion. I went to Boston College, and let’s face it at $55,000 or more this year it’s certainly not the cheapest school on the block.   I did get a great education and had a ...

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Personal Finance 101 – College Education Planning – What Are Your Assumptions?

You get home from work one day and your child has the magical letter to open from that college or university that you both always dreamed they would attend.   It’s possible the school is your alma mater or perhaps it is the Ivy League university you always thought your child was possible of being a part of for the next four years.   As you open the letter, you read that your child has been ‘accepted’ into the new freshmen class.  You begin to realize that maybe you haven’t done your homework on how you are going to pay for the college education.  Over the next four weeks, I will examine some of key areas you need to be thinking about when you plan for this type of financial goal. Many financial plans that I see done on families often use blanket assumptions.   When you start thinking about college education planning, it is important to have lengthy discussion with your financial ...

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40 Year Old Business Virgin with Fred Miller CEO of Atlanta Restaurant Exchange

40 Year Old Business Virgin – Business Radio Come join Ted Jenkin and Kile Lewis; CEOs of oXYGen Financial This and EVERY Friday at 12pm as they interview local Atlanta Area CEOs to learn the do’s and don’ts of starting up, running, and growing a new business in today’s economy. TUNE IN LIVE HERE – EVERY FRIDAY Starting at Noon!!!! LISTEN ONLINE Today’s Guests – Fred Miller CEO of Atlanta Restaurant Exchange 404.892.4999 Phone 404.892.4992 Fax 1708 Peachtree Street NW Suite 520 Atlanta Georgia 30309 http://www.atlantarex.com Fred Miller, CEO & Managing Partner, Atlanta Restaurant Exchange. Fred has spent his career engaged in the Commercial Real Estate Financing Business. Most of his 30 years have been with the largest banks in the country as a specialist in major project financing. After retirement he joined forces with a partner and founded a company in Atlanta, specializing in the sale of Restaurants, Bars and Night Clubs. This niche market has a particular strength ...

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