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Archive for December, 2014

Are You Ready for Some Football?! Join the Week 15 Football Pool!

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Congratulations to Amy Nyce who won week 13 of the football pool and will get a $50 American Express gift card. For winning the week, Amy Nyce joins Yes Yes Yes, Harold D, two time winner Colleen Nelson , Chanttel Allen, Ken Troupe, Scott Waller, Ryan Barry, Jason DeVoe, Lynn Stallone, Ryan Rojas, Brooks Deaton and Bobbie Kirkland to qualify for championship week.

To see the current standings, click here. The results page shows this week’s current standings as well as the cumulative rankings.

Remember, the weekly winners will be given a spot in the grand prize pool during week 17 for an opportunity to win $500 and, of course, bragging rights for the next 6 months. In addition, the two people (as of today Curtis Cook leads the pool with 135 wins followed by Scott Koenig with 134 wins (these standings will be updated weekly)) will be given a spot in the grand prize pool along with the weekly winners.

All picks need to be in by 5:00pm (CST) on Thursday, December 11, 2014

Click here to participate in this week’s pool.

Feel free to share the link and have friends, colleague, relatives, kids and anyone else you want join the pool.

Good luck to all.

Do Your Kids Have This Quality?

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

A few weeks ago, I was on a flight with my kids and I noticed that my son, Riley, was reading. This brought joy to me because he wasn’t fighting with his brother/sister or playing on his iPhone or iPad!

This also really brought a smile to my face because he was learning a little bit more about the plane and what to do in case of an emergency. Both of my boys have are really starting to come into their own by listening more, asking questions and learning. I am working with both of them and trying hard to make sure they are inquisitive. If they don’t understand something: ask! If something doesn’t make sense: please ask! If you want to know what something means or how something works: ask! If I don’t have the answer we can find someone who does have the answer or we’ll Google it.

As my kids get a little older, my hope is that they continue to be inquisitive because if they do that they will never stop learning! That quality is so critical and I am lucky to have learned that early on in my career.

  • Are your kids inquisitive?
  • Does this happen naturally or is it something you have taught them?

    I look forward to hearing from you.

A Quick Quiz About…Money!

Monday, December 1st, 2014

By the sound of this post you may think the subject is about money…well, it is, but probably not exactly how you thought. The subject is: other people’s money! I was reading an MSN story a few weeks ago and it was discussing the net worth of a number of famous people. I did a little extra homework and developed this fun & quick quiz.

As always, the quiz will be timed so no need to get any help from friends or the internet. The answers will be posted in a few weeks.

PS: All answers are based on net worth from earlier in 2014.

Click Here to Take The Quiz.