Experience Entrepreneurial Freedom

At Monticello Strategies, our proprietary program, The Entrepreneurial Freedom Program, is based on the principles of our Founding Fathers—liberty, freedom, the right to self-determination and the pursuit of happiness. Numerous clients have engaged our program and achieved a level of personal and professional freedom and happiness that they had not envisioned as being possible. Our principles-based… Read More »

Why Working 6 Days A Week Is A Terrible Idea

Before you start reading this article from Business Insider’s website, let me wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. Take some time to enjoy your family and friends.  For many professionals, working on the weekends has become the norm — a way to catch up from the previous week or get a head start on… Read More »

22 Resume Mistakes That Are Way Too Common

Once again, the Business Insider website offers some interesting career advice. You have very little time to impress a recruiter with your resume. So the last thing you want to do is to make an easily avoidable mistake. To find out the worst resume mistakes that are way too common — beyond grammatical errors and typos — we reached… Read More »

16 Prestigious Jobs with Surprisingly Low Pay

Here’s an interesting article, from the Business Insider website, that makes you think about career choices. Prestigious work that requires loads of education doesn’t always land you a fat salary. In fact, some of the most highly respected professions out there — ones that take years of schooling and help create essential medical products, towering skyscrapers,… Read More »

Successful Entrepreneurs Do One Thing Really Well

Here’s a revealing article from the Business Insider website Twitter, Instagram, and shopping site Polyvore all have one important quality in common. They do one thing extremely well. Zeroing in on one idea and executing it exceptionally is the key to entrepreneurial success, argues Daniel Roberts in “Zoom: Surprising Ways to Supercharge Your Career.” You… Read More »

Almost ONE MILLION drop out of labor force

Unemployment rises to 7.3%. Not a good month at all when you look at the big picture, according to Zero Hedge, as reported in the Right Scoop. But more importantly, the number of people not in the labor force exploded by nearly 1 million, or 932,000 to be exact, in just the month of October, to a… Read More »

Why Credit Card Debt Can Derail Retirement Savings

This from the Business Insider website: Today’s Smart Investor tip comes from Darla Mercado at financial publication InvestmentNews. While most workers consider saving for retirement a simple calculation of plan type, contribution rates, and investment allocation, Mercado says the impact of high consumer debt levels is often overlooked. “Credit card balances and mortgages take a significant bite out… Read More »

Record Numbers Of Elite MBAs Are Ditching Finance For Tech

Here’s an interesting article from the Business Insider website In the aftermath of the financial crisis, finance has lost its luster for many elite MBAs, and a record number of graduates are heading to the white-hot tech sector instead. According to data assembled by The Wall Street Journal, the percentage of graduates who went into finance dropped by 12% from 2011… Read More »

357,000 Fewer Women Held Jobs in October

Female Participation Rate Hits New Low, as reported by CNSNews.com American women participating in the nation’s labor force hit a new low at a rate of 56.9 percent in October, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Additionally, the number of women holding jobs declined by 357,000 from September to October,… Read More »

Can We Grow Our Way Out of Debt?

Here’s an interesting article by Veronique de Rugy and Jason J. Fichtner from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University The United States has both a debt and deficit problem, driven by years of overspending and unfunded promises made by politicians of both parties to pay for health care and retirement benefits to current and future seniors.… Read More »