Dr. Ben Carson to headline Rochester College Partnership Dinner

Rochester College's 43rd annual Partnership Dinner will feature Dr. Ben Carson, a gifted and innovative surgeon and popular motivational speaker, who will speak about America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great, on Saturday, April 12, at 5:30 p.m. A presenter at the 2013 National Day of Prayer and popular media commentator, Carson is the author of five books: Gifted Hands, Think BIG, The Big Picture, Take the Risk and America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made this … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Do you have advice for the fiscal cliff?

Dear Crabby, I am very concerned about this fiscal cliff and the future of my family. Do you have any advice for how I should handle things in the coming year? Sincerely, Spen Ditall Dear Spen, I too have heard some rumblings about this fiscal cliff. It sounds like some tax breaks will expire, and some unemployment and welfare handouts will be discontinued. Although the Republicans like to blame the Democrats and vice versa, I'm sure our government will not just sit back and watch … [Read more...]

Writing Resolutions

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone said to me, “You should write a book.” As a writer by profession, it’s not like I’m short on ideas. My quandary isn’t a loss of words, but rather finding the time to actually put “pen to paper” and flesh out my ideas. Each New Year I’m filled with optimism that this will be the year that I make headway on my literary tour de force. Many people make resolutions like mine, but let’s face it. Most of those end up having a shorter shelf life than a … [Read more...]

Dave Ramsey Chooses Rochester College as Education Partner

Dave Ramsey, personal money-management expert and national radio personality, has chosen Rochester College as his educational partner for an online, three-credit personal finance management course. “Studies show that more and more college students are asking for courses in personal financial management. For one thing, some of them have watched their older brothers and sisters graduate from college with huge debts hanging over them from their college years. We need to provide them information … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, How Do I Get A Good Credit Report?

Dear Crabby, I was trying to buy a new car the other day and they said my credit was just "okay."  What do you have to do to get a "good" credit report these days? Sincerely, Ida Indebt Dear Ms. Indebt, We may be going slightly out of my expertise with these questions. I know I claim to have all the answers, but these financial things are usually a little over my head.  I do know that in order to have good credit you have to have a good amount of debt.  Sounds a little backwards to … [Read more...]

Can I Be Published?

From Dan Miller: Don't write because you want to make money - write because you have a message you can't keep inside. If other people like what you have to say, your sales will grow, and publishers will come knocking on your door. Famous self-published books: 48 Days to the Work You Love - Dan Miller Financial Peace - Dave Ramsey A Time to Kill - John Grisham What Color is Your Parachute - Richard Bolles Life's Little Instruction Book - H. Jackson Brown The Christmas Box - Richard … [Read more...]