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Where Did the Money Go?

Years ago, as The Plumber's Wife, I jumped into the family business.  I figured that my husband, Hotrod, would turn wrenches, I would answer the phone and pay bills, and we would get rich.  Easy peasy, right? Wrong. We dug a deep hole of debt and struggled to make payroll.  Of course, [...]

Where Did the Money Go?2019-03-27T13:05:26+00:00

The Most Interesting Blog Post In The World

Branding 101 - What I Learned from the Most Interesting Man in the World! Recently, I was invited to speak at the Business Experts Forum at the Harvard Faculty Club.  How exciting!  Our assignment was to share our most important, essential, legacy message...in 5 minutes.  As I was putting my materials together for the event, I struggled [...]

The Most Interesting Blog Post In The World2016-12-01T14:55:08+00:00

Art Show for the Plumber and the Plumber’s Wife

Hotrod and I had a three hour window at Laguardia Airport, while we waited for our son, Max, and his girlfriend, Jules, to arrive.  We were all heading to a cousin's wedding in upstate New York. I was imagining that we would spend the time checking email and playing Words with Friends.  Hotrod, however, lined [...]

Art Show for the Plumber and the Plumber’s Wife2016-12-01T14:55:12+00:00
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Turning the Worst Thing Into the Best Thing

When Hot Rod and I were first married, we lived in a cabin outside of Whitefish, Montana.  It was 11 by 15 feet and the foundation was four, almost-flat rocks.  We had all of $5000 between us and we contracted a well driller and a “diviner” to help us find – and hit – water. [...]

Turning the Worst Thing Into the Best Thing2016-12-01T14:55:13+00:00

How To Raise Your Prices

Year end is a great time to consider the year to come.  Review the wins and losses and vow to make 2014 even better.  Update your Budget.  Consider what costs are going up. Health insurance?  Yep.  Retirement benefits?  You aren't getting any youn