Make Money Mondays: Puzzle Over How to Refresh the Old and Dull

When it comes to pandemic pastimes, there’s nothing more old school than the humble jigsaw puzzle. Though I did my share of puzzles as a kid, as did my daughters, I’ve never been a rabid fan.  For starters, putting the puzzle together seemed like an awful lot of effort for something that’s later torn apart…

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Make Money Mondays: One a Day Wonders

In theory, we’re all aware of the power of one – like the power of writing one true sentence or lighting one candle instead of cursing the darkness, or one shot heard round the world that birthed a new nation. On the flip side, we’re also suspect of the value of one, because one can…

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Make Money Mondays: Embrace the Holiday Phone Call, Redux

Granted, I often pat myself on the back for being ahead of the curve. But even this is too much.  No way I knew a year ago when I recommended Holiday Phone Calls as an alternative to cards that just three months later, we’d fall deep into an all-encompassing  pandemic that has complicated the sending…

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Make Money Mondays: Look At Your Law Firm Through A Second Set of Eyes

Several years after my husband’s death, I decided to try my hand on some of the dating apps. Thanks to phone cameras, editing tools and filters, posting a few flattering pictures for my bio wasn’t much of a challenge — but coming up with a dating profile was nearly impossible.  For starters, I hadn’t dated…

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Make Money Mondays: Big Returns from Election Returns

With a presidential Election Day less than 24-hours away, the entire country is on edge, awaiting results.  But it’s not just the inside-the-Beltway crowd here in my area who will be impacted by the outcome.  The election will have repercussions for most of your clients and prospective clients, whether individuals, small businesses, non-profits or public…

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Make Money Mondays: Don’t Transact – Transform

On at least one level, most legal services are transactional.  Lawyers enter into representation agreements with clients to perform a service: drafting an estate plan, representation in a DUI case, negotiating separation terms and a settlement for a divorce.  Some engagements are completed in a matter of weeks while others can go on for years. …

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Make Money Mondays: Small Wins

Rewind five months ago to the early days of the pandemic, when courts shut down, work moved home and you were content to turn your kids over to ten hours of screen time each day because you thought it would be temporary.  Back then, you had big plans: to add a new practice area, to …

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Make Money Mondays: Replace What’s Not Coming Back With Something Better

In one fell swoop, COVID-19  put an end to salad bars, hot-food buffets and other types of self-serve operations that have become popularized in takeout restaurants and grocery stores over the past decade.  And even as establishments reopen, self-serve buffets may be thing of the past because it’s nearly impossible to control the spread of…

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