Readers blogs in Living
July 22, 2015
| Enhance Your Next Outdoor Adventure With Your Smartphone
Venturing into the wonderful world outdoors is a space where anyone can get reacquainted with nature. It is a great time to leave your phones behind and indulge in all our planet has to offer. With advancements in technology however, it is almost impossible to head out into the wild...
Posted by Enconio at 9:15 a.m. | Talkbacks
| Grooming and Shaving Stubble
If you have scruffy face hair that ruin your look, here are some tips to enhance your facial look. Some of us may think that growing a beard will always give you a scruffy face and not good-looking. But actually, grooming the stu...
Posted by Enconio at 9:06 a.m. | Talkbacks
July 18, 2015
| Expressing Yourself through Writing
Most people overlook the therapeutic value of writing. It is a great resource and can be used by almost anyone. The act of writing down your thoughts can bring comfort and satisfaction unlike any other activity. And you don’t have to come up with profound, organized and amazing literary pie...
Posted by Enconio at 7:55 a.m. | Talkbacks
May 14, 2015
| Moving Out Finally!
Moving OutThere comes a moment in (hopefully) every young person's life where they get the glorious task of moving out of their parent's house. Leaving home might be an exciting experience, as it should be, but it can also be frightening and eye opening. Naturally, whether you're moving at 18 or...
Posted by SamuelClemens at 12:49 p.m. | Talkbacks
March 6, 2015
| Couch Potato Investing
PORCH CHAT - Reflections from the Front PorchCouch Potato InvestingBy Michael Franks, CFP®, CRPC®Urban Dictionary defines a couch potato as a lazy person who does nothing but sit on the couch and watch television. I really like the synonym they list -- a sofa spud. Encouraging someone t...
Posted by FrontPorch at 1:28 p.m. | Talkbacks
Jan. 30, 2015
| Frankenberry Three Xbox Four Sixty
PORCH CHAT - Reflections from the Front PorchFrankenberry Three Xbox Four SixtyBy Michael Franks, CFP®, CRPC®I am a fan of the comedic stylings of Frank Caliendo. He is a master impressionist who rose to fame with his dead-on imitations of George W. Bush, Robin Williams and of course, sp...
Posted by FrontPorch at 2:56 p.m. | Talkbacks
Dec. 19, 2014
| Bring It!
I recently began the P90X exercise program. I did so many push -ups yesterday that it hurts a little to type.For those who are not late night infomercial fans, P90X is an intense exercise program offered by a company called Beachbody. You do everything in the comfort of your own home and are ...
Posted by FrontPorch at 1:53 p.m. | Talkbacks
Dec. 5, 2014
| Rumba -- One Step Forward, Two Back
There is no right or wrong career path. We all just have our own path. It is unreasonable to assume every move will be perfect.A few weeks ago I wrote about some good career advice that helped me get launched. Today I would like to talk about some of the mistakes I made. I worked as an Institu...
Posted by FrontPorch at 10:42 a.m. | Talkbacks
Nov. 24, 2014
| Pass the Turkey!
I love Thanksgiving- family, food, and football. (Please feel free to rearrange that order to your liking!)Pulling together the Thanksgiving meal is the ultimate cooking challenge. You are using the oven, the stove top and the microwave. You have foods of different flavors, textures, and aroma...
Posted by FrontPorch at 8:59 a.m. | Talkbacks
Nov. 4, 2014
| Finding Your Thing
As I've written in a few other blogs, I believe your career is your greatest asset. This got me wondering about my own career. How did I get here? What worked and what would I like to do over if I had the opportunity? Having worked now for 20 years, I've been reflecting on the best advice I'v...
Posted by FrontPorch at 9:27 a.m. | Talkbacks