Archive for January, 2013

Sneak Preview: Tax Prepartion Done for Free

~ More resource as in keeping with all the resources in my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Taxes 101 ~ Not for Dummies but for Real Smart People Like You!

Look for tomorrow’s post. It will share with you a resource right in your own backyard where you can get your taxes prepared for FREE. This resource will save you money so you can s-t-e-t-ch your current resources even further.

One thing with this tax preparation service, you must call for an appointment as soon as possible.

Organizing Your Tax Information:

For some very helpful information before you see your tax preparer, see January 29, 2013 Post — 5 Simple Steps to File Your Taxes.

See You Tomorrow When I Share a Very Helpful Tax Resource With You!

Keep Warm!

God Bless You!

Nanci

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January 31, 2013 at 9:24 pm Leave a comment

5 Simple Steps to File Your Taxes

~ Welcome! Today I’m sharing more resources to help you in keeping with my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland: Resources to Help You Navigate Through Unsettled Times.

I’m keeping the financial theme going because this week most of us should be receiving the last of our tax information from our employers. Yes, it’s that time again.

Last post I shared some important things for you to know about how NOT to spend your money this year from financial guru, Dave Ramsey.

Dave Ramsey is a well-known and reputable financial counselor. I’ve listed his book the Total Money Makeover in my book as a reference and resource for you. For those of you who are not familiar with Dave’s story, at the age of 26 he had an income of $250,000 a year and was worth about a million dollars. However, due to debt he lost everything.

Read more of his story at his website. His own mistakes are the reason he has been sharing financial concepts and makes it all available to help people like you and me.

See Dave’s website information and link to his latest helpful article which is entitled: 5 Simple Steps to File your Taxes. His article gives you steps to sort out all your information including:  Gathering Tax Information,  Knowing Dates, Organizing Papers, Filing Taxes, and then Relaxing.

Make it a great day ~ only 49 days until Spring arrives!

God Bless You!

Nanci

January 29, 2013 at 9:32 am Leave a comment

Managing Your Money ~ tips on what NOT to do

~ Advice on handling or rather how not to handle your money is the subject of this post. In fact, I share financial information too in my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Here’s a little background to help you today:

Dave Ramsey is a well-known and reputable financial counselor. I’ve listed his book the Total Money Makeover in my book as a reference and resource for you. Dave at the age of 26 had an income of $250,000 a year and was worth about a million dollars. However, due to debt he lost everything.

Read more of his story at his website. His own mistakes are the reason he has been sharing financial concepts and makes it all available to help people like you and me.  See information and links below.

NOTE: You can also WIN a FREE copy of my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland by visiting the tab of the same name on this site. Register by January 31.

Make is a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

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Dave Ramsey information:

If you want to make it happen with your money in 2013, make sure you don’t do the following things — they’re sure to make you broke:

(click on this link) http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/ways-to-go-broke

Dave’s website: http://www.daveramsey.com/home/

January 25, 2013 at 12:58 pm Leave a comment

Customer Service Classes ~ Start February 4

~ Sharing more resources to help you in keeping with my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Welcome!

NOTE: Keep Warm Today ~ it’s 7 degrees here in Cleveland this morning ~ looking for a high of 12 degrees ~ Woppee!

#1 There’s still time to enter to WIN a FREE copy of my book Fresh Hope… Cleveland.  See the tab of the same name on this blog. Contest ends January 31.

#2 Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) in Brecksville, Ohio, is offering online Customer Service Classes. These classes may help you upgrade your present skills and land the job you want and need. Here’s more:

Two-part course:

– Keys to Customer Service begins on February 4 and Extraordinary Customer Service class starts on March 4, 2013.

Check out all the details of these classes by calling Ken Hudiak at CVCC at 440-746-8210 or online at cvccworks.edu/Onlinecourses.aspx.

Make it a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

January 22, 2013 at 8:41 am Leave a comment

As You Tiptoe into 2013

~More from Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Welcome!

  • Enter to WIN a FREE copy of my new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland. See the tab on this blog for all the details. Hurry, this lasts only through the end of January 2013.

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Something to Think About as You Move Forward into This New Year

If you need a vision for how to proceed in the new year, these stragedies may help you. A few of them are from my new book Fresh Hope… Cleveland.

1. When you are unsure about the path you are following, let this thought guide you. “Even in the midst of a Plan B, you really have only one task, one calling. And that is to do what you would do if you were confident God was with you.” ~ Pete Wilson, author of Plan B: What do you do when God doesn’t show up the way you thought He would

Note: Plan B here means an alternative plan than the first one you had.

2. Keep your eyes open throughout the new year for ideas and opportunities. “The intelligent man is always open to new ideas. In fact, he looks for them.” The Living Bible ~ Proverbs 18:15 (from the text of Fresh Hope … Cleveland)

3. Practice gratefulness each morning. If you are going through a tough time right now, you may want to begin your day by recording five (5) different things in your life that you are grateful for. Dwell on those things throughout your day (from the text of Fresh Hope … Cleveland).

I hope these gave you some comfort and direction!

Here’s to a very productive new year ~

God Bless You!

Nanci

January 18, 2013 at 12:06 am Leave a comment

For Cleveland Job Seekers ~ Register Now!

~ Bringing you MORE RESOURCES in keeping with Nanci’s new book Fresh Hope … Cleveland.

Welcome! Here’s what you’ll find on this post today:

  • Social media classes in Chagrin Falls, Ohio,  start January 22 ~ perhaps you’ll find them helpful for your job or added skills to help you get the position you are looking for!
  • Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (CVCC) Seminar ~ January 19 ~ register now! CVCC is located on Brecksville Road (Rt. 21) in Brecksville, Ohio.
  • Register to WIN a FREE copy of my book Fresh Hope … Cleveland. See the tab of the same name on this blog.

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#1. Social Media Classes

Overnight Geek University courses are held in Chagrin Falls, Ohio ~

Classes Start: January 22, 2013             

Details:

• No Laptop or Other Equipment Needed
• Register at www.overnightgeekuniversity.com • Questions? mailto:info%40overnightgeek.com

Courses (from $99 – $169)

1. Social Media Basics
2. Facebook
3. Twitter

4. LinkedIn
5. Metrics and Metrics Planning
6. Blogging
7. YouTube

#2.  Cuyahoga Valley Career Center  Job Seekers ~ Brecksville, Ohio

Special Guest Presentation on Saturday, January 19, 2013. The Ohio website, OhioMeansJobs.com, is a job aggregator that allows job seekers to search all electronic job opportunities. Job seekers can post their resumes for FREE, where they will be visible to all Ohio-based employers.

Ohio Means Jobs representative will present on how to…

  • Search for jobs, internships and apprenticeships
  • Post a resume
  • Apply for jobs
  • Attend virtual career fairs
  • Perform online job ad analysis
  • Explore careers

REGISTER by calling Patricia Coyne at 440-746-8233, pcoyne@cvccworks.edu, or www.cvccworks.edu.

#3. WIN a FREE copy of my book

Win a copy of my book ~ Fresh Hope …. Cleveland: Resources to Help You Navigate through Unsettled Times. See the tab of the same name here on this blog. Send me a message about your need. Messages will NOT be posted. They will however, help me decide who really needs a book. Hurry, the book give-away ends January 31.

I hope this information is helpful!

Make it a great day ~ only 63 days until Spring! Yippee!

God Bless You!

Nanci

January 15, 2013 at 10:21 am 2 comments

Register ~ FREE Resume Clinic in Cleveland ~ March 2

~ More great resources in keeping with Nanci’s book Fresh Hope … Cleveland

FREE Resume Review Clinic on March 2, 2013

Is your resume getting results?

REGISTER now to have your resume reviewed by a professional.

What:    Chagrin Valley Job Seekers (CVJS) Resume Review Clinic

When:    Saturday, March 2nd

Time:     9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (you will be assigned a specific time slot)

Where:  Pioneer Memorial Presbyterian Church (same place as the CVJS meetings.)

TO REGISTER:

Send an e-mail to Greg Reynolds at cvjsgreg@yahoo.com with Resume Review Clinic in the subject line.

Here are eight reasons to invest in yourself by registering for the resume review clinic:

1.      You are just starting your job search and need a resume.

2.      You are stuck in your job search.

3.      You are currently employed, but worried your department may be reorganized or the company may be sold this year.

4.      You are currently employed but underutilized and need to check out the job market.

5.      You have already had your resume reviewed by a CVJS Resume Reviewer.

6.      You had professional assistance from a career consultant at an outplacement firm.

7.      You are perfectly happy with the resume you have.

8.      You are happily employed and have no intention of making a job change.

So, you may be thinking, “Okay, reasons 1 through 4 make perfect sense, but I am not so sure about 5 through 8.  Why would I want to show up at the clinic if I have already had my resume reviewed by a CVJS Resume Reviewer or had professional assistance at an outplacement firm?  And I can’t imagine why I would go the clinic if I am perfectly happy with my current resume or my job.”

Well, consider this: The volunteers who assist at the CVJS Resume Review Clinic include HR professionals, recruiters from search firms, corporate recruiters and career consultants from outplacement firms.  Were you perfectly satisfied with your last job before your last job was eliminated?  Wouldn’t it make sense to expand your network while getting resume advice from a professional?

Remember at work and in life:  It’s not who you know…It’s who knows you.

No job seeker should miss this free opportunity to have their resume critiqued by an expert.

You must pre-register to reserve a meeting with a resume reviewer on March 2nd.

To register, send an email to Greg Reynolds at cvjsgreg@yahoo.com with Resume Review Clinic in the subject line. Give us your name and phone number in the body of the e-mail. Once you have registered, we will send you details of the day.

I hope this is information is helpful! Make is a great day!

God Bless You!

Nanci

January 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

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