We visited Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo this past weekend; what a beautiful weekend. While the Northeast was enduring a record-setting early snow storm, we were basking in temperatures in high 70′s to 80′s.
One of our side trips took us down to the water, specifically at the Pismo Beach pier. In spite . . . → Read More: Don’t Feed the Birds
From an early age, our kids had to earn money for big purchases and other items that were not in our family budget. As they worked a variety of odd jobs, we found that they gained valuable experience working with different types of people (some good bosses, others not so good), learned about managing their . . . → Read More: Ways For Kids To Earn Money
In the start-up company hey-days of 2000, I was a co-founder of a high-tech company in San Diego. I distinctly remember getting an email from a soon-to-be college graduate (Masters degree in electrical engineering) who abruptly listed his top ten questions out for me. The questions started like:
When do you expect to have your . . . → Read More: Going IPO
When it comes to parents giving career advice to their teenage children, timing is almost everything! How, when, what and where you deliver your advice are key elements in establishing good communication with your child. But a close second is the content itself, which we will discuss in the days ahead. Today, our focus is . . . → Read More: Career Advice for Teenagers – Part 1
When I was starting out as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Co. years ago, I had a great supervisor named Dave who was about 15 years my senior at the time. He was very proficient at his job and a joy to work for. He was sort of quirky too; balding on top, beard & . . . → Read More: No Matter What The Cost
It’s the middle of March now…in no way too early to start talking with your kids about summer jobs and your expectations for them in that regard.
And just because the economy out there is difficult and competition for teenager jobs is high, that is absolutely no excuse not to get into the game! Welcome . . . → Read More: NFL: No Free-Loading This Summer
We always gave our young kids an allowance with no specific strings attached.
We didn’t want to have all of the chores that were expected of the kids spelled out in excruciating detail because we knew that we would get nickel-and-dimed for everything that we asked them to do that wasn’t on the . . . → Read More: How much should I increase my kid’s allowance as they get older?