Fashion and Fun after Fifty

Archive for the ‘The Money School of Delaware’ Category

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday.

Remember when I told you about the opportunity that was presented to me by The Money School of Delaware to teach a Blogging 101 class? Well, it happened…I did it, I taught a class last Wednesday at the Bear Public Library.

In 1983, I received my BS Degree in Elementary Education from Delaware State (College), but only taught 1 year of 3rd grade before leaving to work in Corporate America.  This was the first time since then of being back in a classroom…teaching…doing something that I’ve always loved to do.

I was on pins and needles for months in anticipation, reading everything I could online and from fellow bloggers as well as from the “Blogging for Dummies” book.  I was super excited to share what I had learned and prayed that all would go well.

September 2013 016

The class was full with 20 people registered, however, there were several no-shows but the walk-ins took their place making it a total of 18 participants.  “Not a bad turn out for a new class” stated the Library’s scheduler, which made me feel good.

I was a little nervous only because of the traffic delays that I had encountered trying to get there before the start time and upon arrival there were already 3 people seated.  After setting up the laptop with my PowerPoint presentation, I downloaded some Smooth Jazz from Pandora and waited until the start time of 6:30 pm. to begin.

September 2013 019

September 2013 022

Do you know that saying, “I hit it out of the park”?  Well I did…it was an awesome evening, a lively and engaging group of woman ranging in ages from 15 to 60, mothers with daughters and small business owners all eager to learn the basics of blogging.  They asked great questions, participated by sharing stories and overall made this a memorable experience for which I’ll forever be grateful.

September 2013 027

It was my grandmother’s wish that I would someday return to teaching, so I know she was looking down on me with a smile.  Next month I’ll be presenting “Blogging for Small Businesses”, so it’s off to read and learn more, create a new presentation, download more Smooth Jazz and prepare to meet some new students.

September 2013 035

September 2013 038

Have you ever had an opportunity to go back and do something that you truly loved to do?

dedivahdeals-signature

 

Hello Friends and Happy Back to School 2013!

 Today my son starts his last first day back to school, entering as a HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR!!!

I watched the young kids in the neighborhood wait for the big yellow School Bus and had a lump in my throat because this is how it used to be on my son’s first day back to school…

 1st day 2002 (1)

….now as I watched him leave this morning on his last first day of school the lump in my throat reappeared but for a totally different reason.

First day of last day of school for Malik 002

Traveling mercies son!

Speaking of going back to school, I too will be heading back, but this time for just one day.  I will be returning to the classroom to teach a Blogging 101 class on Wednesday, September 4th sponsored by The Money School of Delaware.

the money school

School Bus

Back to…

 Money School Classes!  

Outlook and Opportunities

Tues., Aug 27 Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Kirkwood Hwy Public Library

 Steven Lucas, Edward Jones

Understanding Your Credit Report

Wed., Aug. 28 Time: 6-7:30pm

New Castle Public Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Scams & Schemes: Dodging Financial Predators

Tues., Sept. 3 Time: 6-7:30pm

Elsmere Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Lunch and Learn: Social Media 2013

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 12noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Dinette Rivera, Rivera Business Development Group

 

Building Your Financial Future

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 5:30-7:15pm

Dover Library

Rod Hausmann, Primerica

Investment Success without a Guru.

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 6-7pm

Lamborn Library

William D. Starnes, CFP, MST, ChFC, Mallard Advisors

 

Blogging 101

Wed., Sept. 4 Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Bear Library

Antionette Blake, DEDivahDeals.com

 

Take Stock in the Market

Thurs., Sept 5 Time: 1:00-2:00pm

Kirkwood Hwy Public Library

Steven Lucas, Edward Jones

You’re Getting Divorced – Now What!

Mon., Sept. 9 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Susan Lehnerd, Mallard Advisors, LLC

Foreclosure Prevention

Mon., Sept. 9 Time: 6-7:30pm

Georgetown Library

Lisa Spellman, Department of Justice

 

A Mortgage Acceleration Review

Mon., Sept 9 Time: 6:30 – 7:30pm

Rosehill Commuinty Center

Jenine Mills, AGLA

Here’s to a wonderful Back to School year for all of us – Smooches!

dedivahdeals-signature

money school classes

AND GUESS WHO WILL BE TEACHING THEM?

ME!

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Blogging 101 page (1)

 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

This exciting opportunity was offered to me by The Money School of Delaware in April at The Green Tie Event and I have been over the top excited ever since.  I haven’t taught since 1983, and am really looking forward to returning to my first love.  

My grandmother would also be super duper excited and I know she will be watching over me.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Blogging for Small business (1)

 

I hope to see all of my Delaware followers so please sign up & support!

dfli banner

Click here for more information and to register.

Hello Friends and Happy Monday!

Chasing the Dream Entrepreneurship Camp sponsored by The Money School of Delaware provided youngsters between the ages of 9-13, an opportunity to learn the basics of starting a business.  Last Thursday they were given the tools and a venue to showcase what they had learned.

PicMonkey Collage (1)

A miniature Marketplace was set up in Rodney Square in Wilmington where the campers had an opportunity to sell their products, which included body scrubs, hand crafted jewelry, sunglasses, candy, plants, lemonade, popcorn, metal sculptures even hourly math tutoring sessions.

PicMonkey Collage (1) (1)

These young entrepreneurs obviously also learned another very important lesson, the value of customer satisfaction.  They greeted each passerby with a smile and eagerly answered questions about their products.

PicMonkey Collage (2) (1)

There was a heavy downpour on and off during the day but that did not stop people from coming out to support.  There was a steady stream of customers as well as WDEL Radio personality, Amy Cherry and a 6ABC News cameraman.

PicMonkey Collage (3) (1)

I was truly impressed with not only the products these entrepreneurs had created, but how each of their personalities and positive attitudes showed brightly despite the dark clouds looming overhead.

PicMonkey Collage (4) (1)

Kudos to The Money School of Delaware for supporting the youth of today with their futures of tomorrow.

dedivahdeals-signature

July 15, 2013
   

  

Chillin’, Grillin’, and …

 Money School Classes!  

Roth Conversion

Tues., July 16 Time: 6:30-7:30pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Mark Nehra, CFP, Waddell & Reed, Inc.

There Must be a Hole in My Pocket

Tues., July 16 Time: 6-7:30pm

Milford Public Library

Lisa Spellman, Department of Justice

Lunch and Learn: Have Faith in Money Clubs

Thurs., July 18 Time: Noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

 

Strategic Ways to Get Out of Debt

Mon., July 22 Time: 6-7:30pm

Kent County Library

Rod Hausmann

Social Security Benefits

Mon., July 22 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Ed Mink, Mallard Advisors, LLC

Show Me My Money

Tues., July 23 Time: 6-7:30pm

Elsmere Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

 

Foreclosure Prevention

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Bear Library

Mary Rammel, CCCS of MD and DE

Good Credit for Life

Wed., July 24 Time: 6:30-8pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Lunch & Learn- Get Your Ducks in a Row

Wed., July 24 Time: 12noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Denise Freeman, NCALL Research

How to Start a Nonprofit

Sat., July 27 Time: 10-11:30am

Brandywine Hundred Library

Tinesar Forrest, Ty Enterprise, LLC

Women Empowered to Financially Thrive

Mon., July 29 Time: 7-8:30pm

Bear Library

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

Around the World in 80 Minutes

Mon., July 29 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Newark Library

Paul Baumbach, CFA, CFP, ChFC, Mallard Advisors, LLC

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday!

Remember my post “3 Generations Saving at The Salvation Army“?  Well, I submitted it to DE Financial Literacy Institute for it’s Summer Edition of  Pocket Change and excerpts of it was published.  Pocket Change is an digital publication issued by issuu.com, and features events by Delaware Financial Literacy Institute as well as some great articles on ways to save money.  Check it out, the post is featured on page 19.

pocket change

dedivahdeals-signature

Don’t forget to enter to win a bottle of Dermagist Neck Restoration Cream

Linking up with Rolled Up Pretty – come on over and join the fun!


DelBlogger

DelBlogger

Blogger, Vlogger and Social Media Strategist. Podcast Talk Show Host on AAU Global Productions. Educator, Content Creator, Brand Ambassador and a Boomer who Blogs with a Millennial Mind!

View Full Profile →

BEST BLOG ~ READERS CHOICE UPSTATE

The Money School of DE

Follow on Bloglovin

Top Posts & Pages

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 4,910 other followers

DeDivahDeals on the Go

Scan your smart phone or mobile device to follow DeDivahDeals

Grab My Button

DeDivahDeals
<div align="center"><a href="http://www.dedivahdeals.com" title="DeDivahDeals"><img src=https://dedivahdeals.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/banner1.jpg alt="DeDivahDeals" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

Follow Me via Networked Blogs

Make $ With Twitter

SponsoredTweets referral badge

The Secret To Success is Support

BWS tips button
Business 2 Blogger
Influential Social Media Mom Blog Community

My Audience

Flag Counter

Blog Stats

  • 45,915 hits
%d bloggers like this: