Mom has meltdown over teen and financial responsibility

TOUGH LOVE, TOUGH LUCK   When a CBB fan came to me via email yesterday to help her with a problem she is having at home with her daughter I said sure. I thought to myself how difficult could it possibly be? I thought maybe she wanted a lesson on how to help her teen budget money or find ways to earn extra money on the side. Sadly, I was only half right. Teaching your kids financial responsibility starts from a very young age and some kids, well they just don’t get it. It’s easy to for kids to not understand just how costly it is for their parents to raise them and believe they are ‘entitled’ to handouts until they leave home, if they leave home. If you aren’t part of the process you won’t understand the process and that’s why it’s not until we are older that we look back on our lives and understand why our parents did what they did. I’ll be honest and say that when I first read her question the evil side in Mr. CBB came out and I thought… Why don’t you just kick your “teen with an attitude” out and teach […]

Lying on your resume can get you fired: The Saturday Weekend Review #84

GOOD RESUMES TELL THE TRUTH   Writing a resume for many people is just as intimidating a task as is creating a budget. I know they are on two different spectrums but it’s true. I can’t tell you how often I’ve heard people over the years cringe about having to write a resume and seeking out support to do so. I remember when I was in school we were taught to write a basic resume. Although it takes time to master it has to be done and visited often over the course of employment with any career you are in. Failing to update your resume only makes the job harder when it comes time to apply for a new role. Resume writing and interviews is such a huge topic which I hope to write more about in the future but this morning I read an article about what people lie about on their resume. I was not shocked at what I read because people lie everyday just to become someone they are not or to bump someone else out of the employment race. One of the most common lies we’ve all heard is that someone “quit” a job when in […]

Your minimum wage job might be your success: PF Weekly Grab a brew #64

REFUSE TO GIVE UP   We all want to be successful yet for the average person success comes from hard work and never giving up. Never giving up are powerful words and I’m sure many of you out there have said them to yourselves time and time again. I know I have. Whether it was while I was running or having to prepare for a job interview or meeting someone very important and I was nervous like the CEO of my organization. Preparing your resume is only one part of getting a job, keeping the job and moving up in the company requires a set of skills only you can provide as your negotiating platform for the bosses. I’ve always tried to be a leader in everything that I do which even includes motivating myself because I believe that success doesn’t come from others strengths it comes from your own. If you want to be successful in your career you have to get rid of that negative mindset that so many people carry around with them. Remember that we all have problems. It’s how we choose to deal with these problems and whether we allow them to affect out life […]