Sneak Peek: Running Against Traffic

Today we have a sneak peek from the contemporary fiction book by author Gaelen VanDenbergh: Running Against Traffic.

Paige Scott is done in. Done for. Done with it. Having spent her childhood shuffled between relatives who ignored her, and her adult life hiding within the walls of her relationships with men, she is prepared to live out her empty days in her crumbling marriage to David Davenport. David has other plans, however, and flings her into a remote, impoverished world, in stark contrast to the wealthy cosmopolitan one that was all she knew. Here she is forced to face the betrayals of her past and learn, for the first time, how to care for herself, and for others.

Running Against Traffic is available through, Barnes & Noble, Amazon UK, and other online booksellers.

Here is an excerpt from Running Against TrafficContinue reading “Sneak Peek: Running Against Traffic”

How to Keep Your Kid from Moving Back Home after College

How to Keep Your Kid from Moving Back Home after College (The Money Professors Series)
Available from Amazon in print or Kindle editions.

The book that helps parents guide their student through college from acceptance letter to graduation day. Parents will learn how to help their student manage his or her spending and finances while in college, determine the best and worst ways to pay for college, choose the right major and more.

Sadly, only a third of college students will graduate in four years and just 25% of college students have a job lined up at graduation. Even more sobering is that 80% of college students move back home with their parents after graduation. This book helps parents to help ensure their student walks across the stage within four years with a diploma and a job.

The three authors are industry leaders in personal financial education. Together, they have a combined 75 years of experience in banking, economics, and entrepreneurship. Now, they teach thousands of students personal finance concepts and decision-making skills as authors and as college instructors. The other books in The Money Professors series include The Graduate’s Guide to Life and Money and Extra Credit: The 7 Things Every College Student Needs to Know about Credit, Debt & Ca$h. Their books, lectures, and programs give students, parents, and educators the tools and knowledge to make good financial decisions all their lives.

The Interview

Imagine for a moment that you are a businessperson conducting interviews of two candidates for an important position in your company.

The first candidate shows up for the interview on time. She is appropriately attired. She is clean and well-spoken. Her resume is well-organized and provides you with the information you want. She seems well-prepared and handles your questions with poise and professionalism. At the end of the interview, she thanks you for your time and leaves you with a very favorable overall impression.

The second candidate shows up late. He is dressed in a slovenly manner. He mumbles a lot. He brought a sort-of resume on some crumpled paper that leaves a lot of questions unanswered. He looks like he might have forgotten to shower this morning. He seems unprepared and disorganized. His answers are rambling and indirect. At the end of the interview, he leaves and you hear him say as he skulks away, “Man, this company sucks.”

Unless you’re looking for a way to sabotage your company, you’d hire the first candidate. Continue reading “The Interview”