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Mom does a lot.  Cook, maid, nurse, mediator of conflicts (especially in my house growing up).  Chauffeur.  CFO. 

I saw an article a couple years ago that said if you paid a stay home mother of 2 prevailing wage for each of the things that she did from cleaning the bathroom to shopping to watching the kids, it would be $100,000 a year.  So the next overly arrogant husband who brings home the paycheck and says “we don’t need to put insurance on her because she doesn’t earn anything” better think twice: average mom spends 39 hours a week taking care of children.  Literally a full time job in addition to the other stuff.  So protect the most important person in the children’s life, buy the life and disability insurance on Mom.

And I love you mom!

Remember: there are 2 sorts of people in the world: those who love what they do, and those that work someplace else.  Which are you?

Congrads to all the new grads out there.  Unfortunately, this is not exactly a great time to be graduating and entering the workforce.  Demand for new workers overall is about the worst we’ve seen in twenty years.  If you do have your job lined up, good luck and make sure you keep your skills and resume up to date.  If you don’t have job you better get cracking!

Some ideas to help you:

Search your social networks.  Examples:

Were you in a Fraternity or Sorority?  Contact your National as they probably have databanks of alums in your field or city that could help you. 

Check with your school.  What does the career center have, or go through the alumni association.  There are opportunities here.

What about your relegious group?  There might be someone that knows someone that can help you out.

Look around at where you have spent your time, whether socially, academically, or otherwise.  That is the place to look for connections to get you your job.  Remember: it is some part what you know, but mainly who you know out there, especially today.