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Is College worth it?

Is College Worth It?  By William J. Bennett

Is COLLEGE worth it?

Is COLLEGE worth it?

I bought this book because I am in college at the age of 46!  Is it worth it?  Yes, absolutely!  I raised my daughter as a single mom before I went to college.

If you are worried about debts going into college this is a book to tell you the statistics and realities of going to college with the remaining “amount to pay when you are finished.”

If debt is your only reason for not going to college, I think you should get more than one opinion about your decision.  This book will discuss the realities of debts, unemployment, and politically charged pseudo learning are the likely outcomes.

I was impressed with the knowledge I gained but do not agree with the authors points on many things discussed.  I believe that tin the 21st century it is important to have a Bachelor’s degree for the best future employment successes.  If you have anything less than that, expectations will be less than desirable.   © 2013 Jackie Paulson



All I ever wanted was a life less ordinary by Victoria Bernadine

All I ever wanted was a life less ordinary by Victoria Bernadine

All I ever wanted was a life less ordinary by Victoria Bernadine

All I ever wanted was a life less ordinary by Victoria Bernadine













If you have read the Amazon book reviews you already know the story is about a woman who is in her “mid-life” crisis age.  She is in a “funk” and decided to sell everything and go on a six month road trip with a travel companion named Zeke Powell.  It’s a fast reading book which I enjoyed reading in two short days.  Maybe it’s because I can sympathize with the character as I am in the mid-life crisis myself but not going to extremes as (Rose “Manny” Mankowski).  If you want a story which brings exciting adventures, and learning how to rediscover yourself this book will appeal to you.  © 2013 Jackie Paulson


Give Me A Break by Hugh Culver

Give me a break by Hugh Culver


This is a must read for anyone who wants to manage their time!

Part I- “It’s about time” is about getting real about where your time is spent.

Part II-“Systems” planning, interruptions, meetings, email, clutter.

Part III- “Habits”

Part IV- “This is the time”

There are worksheets to help you along your journey to manage your time.

  1. I learned how to read faster by choosing a quiet place, be awake, committed to it
  2. Read the Table of Contents
  3. Read the fist paragraph, subheadings the last paragraph
  4. Read with device to move your fingers along quicker down the page
  5. Skip words that are common

You are the master of your time and not a victim of other people’s agenda.

Busyness keeps you away from being present in the moment.

This is a thought provoking book that needs to be soaked up like a sponge especially is you procrastinate.  The website gives free worksheets to print out too!  Let me know if you like it, I did.

© 2013 Jackie Paulson






Falling off the Wind by Richard Meibers Book Review


Falling Off The Wind
Falling Off The Wind
by Richard Meibers
Edition: Paperback
Price: $11.64
12 used & new from $9.92

5.0 out of 5 stars Sailing at sea with my lover, December 12, 2012
This review is from: Falling Off The Wind (Paperback)

Falling off the Wind by Richard Meibers was given to me for a free review by The Cadence Group. This is the author’s fourth novel he has written. “Falling off the wind: a sailboat falls off the wind when it points its bow further from the eye of the wind. The opposite of heading up into the wind. “

I have to admit I am not much of a sailboat fan or wanting to read much, although this novel was very educating in the ways of sailing. There were many words I would look up as to understand what the writing meant. The book talks in “Spanish” at times so if you are not aware of how to speak the language it can set you off into a different direction.

The Schooner is a sailing boat with two or more masks and 50 year old Clement Scheutz and Samantha sail the named Panacea. It is a boat which they bought and wanted to rebuild because it is a 65 foot wooden-hulled boat built in the 1920′s that was used as a British racing boat. Not married but together is Samantha and Clement. Samantha is much younger and after seven years on the Schooner at sea they begin to have doubts of each other’s lives and the lives they chose together sailing. In order to continue to sail as they both love to do, they go to the coast of Puerto Rico and try to make money to keep sailing, eat, get supplies and continue their love of sailing.

The story takes through a love story and a horrible hurricane (Hugo) which hits Culebra bringing with it destruction no one could ever imagine.

I would recommend anyone that loves sailing, water, hurricanes, and romance lovers to pick up a copy today.
© 2012 Jackie Paulson


Book Review: Estate and Financial Planning for People Living with COPD

Title: Estate and Financial Planning for People Living with COPD
Author: Martin M. Shenkman, MBA, JD
Publisher: DemosHealth, Demos Medical Publishing, LLC
Publisher Address:  11 West 42nd St, 15th floor   New York, N.Y.  10036
ISBN: 978-1-936303-34-2

Price: $21.95 US DOLLARS

Publication Date: 2013
Reviewed by Jackie Paulson © 2012

Headline: What is Estate and financial planning for COPD?
5 stars

This book covers the question, “why a book on planning for people living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?”  COPD is one of the most common lung disease and it has a profound impact on those living with it, their families, loves ones, and caregivers.   It covers; estate, financial, planning, health finances and it tells you how.  Each chapter is extensively covered and gives a summary at the end of each section of chapter.

Did you know that COPD is misunderstood and that more woman than men is being diagnosed at the ages of 45-64?  Most persons with COPD lose their jobs, careers, businesses and hurt financially which affects their retirement.  This all needs to be considered when planning for the future of those affected by COPD.

This is a must read book when COPD is occurring.  Mr. Shenkman does an excellent job of providing the tools and techniques for people and their financial advisors with this dreaded disease.    It is very easy to read and a helpful resource to keep on your shelves or give to someone whom may be dealing with COPD.