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Part 3: Valuable Tips for Parents of Millennials from the Gen Y Guy

Jerry Patterson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

My visit with Jason followed on the heels of some extensive research I was involved in, to gain a better understanding of millennials' financial habits. That research illustrated a number of key themes that highlighted how to help millennials save money and prepare for the future.

Part 2: Valuable Tips for Financial Advisors from the Gen Y Guy

Jerry Patterson | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

My visit with Jason followed on the heels of some extensive research I was involved in, to gain a better understanding of millennials' financial habits. In addition, we also investigated the role (or lack thereof) a financial advisor plays in helping millennials plan and save. The results? As varied as their personalities.

Part 1: Powerful Retirement Tips for Millennials from the Gen Y Guy

Jerry Patterson | Posted 06.21.2015 | Money
Jerry Patterson

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Jason Dorsey, chief strategy officer for The Center of Generational Kinetics. Known as the Gen Y Guy, Jason is an acclaimed keynote speaker, generational researcher and best-selling author.

3 Ways to Be the 401(k) Knight in Shining Armor for Your Employees

Jerry Patterson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Money
Jerry Patterson

Just because employees are hardworking and loyal doesn't automatically mean they are financially astute and do a good job at planning for retirement, nor does it mean newer employees are bad at managing their money.

How Acts Of Kindess Became Cool At This High School

The Associated Press | Posted 03.19.2015 | Good News

THOMPSON'S STATION, Tenn. (AP) — Acts of kindness have become the cool thing to do at Independence High School in Thompson's Station. Todd Campbe...

Teacher Evaluations Require More Than a Check in the Box

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 03.11.2015 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

This leaves principals and school administrators tasked with conducting teacher evaluations in a rapidly changing educational environment that can be unfamiliar if not altogether intimidating.

Principal Raises Money To Buy Shoes For Entire School After Seeing Kids' Tattered Footwear

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.05.2015 | Good News

This educator proves some of the most important lessons aren't academic. Nissa Ellet, principal of Heth-Washington Elementary in Indiana, became ...

Hey Millennials! 8 Important Financial Tips from Your Future Self

Jerry Patterson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Money
Jerry Patterson

If you could go back 30 years and give yourself one piece of advice regarding retirement planning, what would you say?

Don't Let Communicating with Millennials Feel Like Eating in the Dark

Jerry Patterson | Posted 01.17.2015 | Business
Jerry Patterson

If you want to grab the attention of the millennial generation, you need to personalize and tighten-up your communications approach -- which frankly, is how we should have been doing it all along.

Baby Boomers and Student Loans are Pouring into Retirement

Jerry Patterson | Posted 12.23.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

A recent study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office indicated that "some 155,000 older Americans are now seeing deductions from their Social Security checks to pay off their federal student loans - up from 31,000 a decade ago."

Here's a Round-Up of Small Business Surveys That'll Cheer You Up

Gene Marks | Posted 12.21.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

There is some good news. There is one group of people out there feeling successful and optimistic, even in the midst of all these alarming events. Who are these naïve, yet hearty souls?

Is the Internet Costing Lumberjacks Their Jobs?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 12.06.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

If you are a financial advisor, embrace the web and leverage digital learning to enhance your value proposition. Dedicate time to identify good videos, websites, digital books, webcasts, online classes and search terms related to financial planning.

Would You Rather See a Dog Brush His Tongue or Learn How to Prepare for a Secure Retirement?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

While you may not have time to read a book on financial planning or have the expertise to use elaborate financial-planning software, I would encourage you to take advantage of the amazing amount of free educational content available online. There are plenty of quick, bite-sized moments of learning that can have a material impact on your financial future.

Trying to Encourage Millennials to Save for Retirement? Three Key Factors to Consider

Jerry Patterson | Posted 10.26.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

Here are my top three things to consider if you're trying to encourage millennials to save for retirement.

Lump-Sum vs. Income Payments: Why Do So Many Retirees Take the Money and Run?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 10.13.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

The moment we're faced with deciding whether to take a lump sum often happens at the moment of retirement, which also means it's the moment our paycheck is turning off. Similar to a light switch turning off.

'Click': Are You Ready for the Big Switch?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

At the moment of retirement, our paycheck stops like a light switching off. (Click!) For many, Social Security checks are significantly lighter than a regular paycheck, and yet, most of us still do next to nothing to adjust to this new reality.

Spend It! You Earned It. 5 Great Ways to Begin Spending Your Kids' Inheritance Today

Jerry Patterson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

Bucket lists do not just have to be the subject of movies. Write one. Make it ambitious. Start checking it off. Climb that mountain. Visit the seven wonders. Take those dance lessons. Buy that weekend car you always dreamed of driving

Astoria Characters: The Perpetual Principal

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 07.14.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Don't let the rocking chair fool you. Sure, Norm Sherman is sitting in it shoeless, but he has no real need of rest or relaxation.

Power to the Schools

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Robert E. Slavin

Large urban districts face huge challenges in terms of funding, urban pathologies, and the indifference of people who do not live in them. However, there is a structural problem that inhibits their progress, I believe.

Teachers Lock Doors To Buy Time Against School Shooters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 02.18.2013 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee School districts all over the country took a hard look at their school safety plans this week in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy...

High School Principal Participates In Reddit AMAA

Posted 11.18.2012 | Education

The principal of a midwestern public high school participated in a Reddit "Ask me almost anything" last week, offering insight into the nature of his ...

Zach Carter

Wall Street Analyst: Obama Will Fire DeMarco In December

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Bank of America analyst Ralph Axel said Friday that he expects President Barack Obama to fire acting Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Ed DeMarc...

22 Things Your Kid's Principal Won't Tell You (But Wants You To Know)

Reader's Digest | Posted 08.16.2012 | Parents

Before the first day of school, teachers and principals help parents to prepare for the year ahead -- they give you supply lists and make sure you kno...

Elementary School Principal Arrested For Molesting 7 Students

AP | SHEILA V KUMAR | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The principal of a small private school in the suburbs of the state capital was arrested Wednesday on charges that he fondl...

School Closed After Teacher And Principal Smoked Meth, Cops

AP | By HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 08.15.2012 | Crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Associated Press) -- A West Virginia public vocational school has been shut down indefinitely after traces of methamphetamine were ...