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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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…

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….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.

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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.

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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!

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AND GUESS WHO WILL BE TEACHING THEM?

ME!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve!

AARP

AARP Membership requests began hitting my mailbox way back in my 40’s and now that I am almost 52, I guess the time has come to consider joining.  I am reluctantly accepting the fact that I’m approaching the “S E N I O R” category – REALLY??!!  Hubby and I have been joking for years and betting on who would join first….I’d push the envelop away and say, “oh no I’m too young”, and he’d look at me side-eyed and smirk.

Offers of a Free Gift to join had oftentimes been tempting and there are definitely some great benefits including discounts at Ross Stores on Tuesdays!  Discounts on travel, food, entertainment, health, insurance, shopping, education and training and so much more should have been reason to sign up with a quickness, but I just couldn’t do it.  I had also loved the fact that they provide information on Long Term Care options, Employment Postings, even starting a new business, the benefits of being an AARP member far outweigh the small price to join.

I’ve finally made up my mind and submitted an online membership application, and then I entered the AARP Real People Model Search just for the heck of it.  I don’t expect to be chosen but it seemed like something fun to do as well as memorable to mark the occasion as I approach the wonderful world of “Senior Citizenship”.

If you would like to vote for me, click here, and look for Antionette B in Delaware.

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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

 

 

Flip Flops, Tank Tops and Money School Classes!

Long Term Care: Protecting Your Assets

Tues., June 4 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Kirkwood Hwy. Public Library

Darren Moore, CHFC, State Farm

Strategic Ways to Get Out of Debt

Wed., June 5 Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Woodlawn Library, 2020 W. 9th St., Wilmington

Rod Hausmann, Primerica

Retirement Has Changed. What’s Your Next Move?

Wed., June 5 Time: 6-7:30pm

South Coastal Library

Max Hutsell, Edward Jones

Take Control! What Everyone Needs to Know About Basic Estate Planning

Wed., June 5 Time: 6:00-8:00pm

Brandywine Hundred Library

Mary Culley, Morris James LLP

Lunch and Learn: Know Your Clients!

Wed., June 5 Time: 12noon-1:30pm

Claymont Community Center

Dinette Rivera, Rivera Business Development Group

Light lunch provided

Tax Free Investing: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep!

Thurs., June 6 Time: 6-7:30pm

Milton Public Library

Donna Savage, Edward Jones

Seven Steps to More Sales

Thurs., June 6 Time: 6-7:30pm

Elsmere Library

Curtis May, May Financial

Tax Free Investing: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep!

Fri., June 7 Time: 10:30-Noon

Rehoboth Beach Public Library

Donna Savage, Edward Jones

What Everyone Needs to Know About Life Insurance

Mon., June 10 Time: 6:30-8pm

Rosehill Community Ctr.

Jenine Mills, AGLA

The Entrepreneurial Equation

Mon., June 10 Time: 6-7pm

Elsmere Library

Steven Lucas, Edward Jones

Managing Your Money in Difficult Times

Mon., June 10 Time: 7-8:30pm

Bear Library

Alisha Thompson-Adams, Primerica

AARP Financial Freedom Tour

Tues., June 11 Time: 6:30-8:00pm

Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd., Wilmington

Presented by Guest Instructor – AARP

Understanding Your Credit Report

Wed., June 12 Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Bear Library

Whitney Singer, Clarifi

Tax Free Investing: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep!

Thurs., June 13 Time: 1:00-2:30pm

Cape Henlopen Senior Center

Donna Savage, Edward Jones

How to Start and Finance Your Small Business Dream

Date: Thurs., June 13 Time: 6-7:30pm

City of Dover Economic Development Office

Jim Provo, Small Business Administration

A Lesson in Annuities

Mon., June 17 Time: 6-7:30pm

Kirkwood Hwy. Public Library

Jenine Mills, AGLA

10 Common Life Insurance Planning Mistakes

Mon., June 17 Time: 6-7pm

Rehoboth Beach Public Library

Samuel Slabaugh, Sr., CFP, EST Financial Group

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