Your Best Self

About Those Benjamins…

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How do you spend YOUR money? Can you walk away from your job or a bad relationship? Do you know how to negotiate for better pay? In case you missed it, Glamour’s April issue has the results of their exclusive survey, “Money Secrets from 1,000 Women”, which are fascinating.  With all of the discussion about women’s […]


From Simply Saving to Building Wealth!

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Do you think you know something about money management but need to know more? Have you made everything from bite-sized blunders to egregious errors with your money? Trying to figure out how to balance everything – whether you’re just starting out, balancing a family and household, or dealing with countless life changes? Do you know […]

Help! How do I Start Working for Myself?!

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In keeping with our mantra to never depend solely on a 9 to 5 – or a spouse or partner’s income for that matter – we continue to share tips on how you can start or side gig (which could become the your best job/career/multinational corporation). One of the easier options for side gigs is […]

Yes, You Do Have Time for a Side Gig!

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I’m on my side gig soap box again.  I first discovered the need for a side gig years ago when the company that I worked for was sold and my job was eliminated. Fortunately, I was able to get work as a consultant very quickly, but then and there I swore I would never be […]

4 Lessons From George Clooney About Side Gigs

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Maxwell’s Playbook is a huge proponent of having a side gig. Your 9 to 5 can be great bread and butter but who doesn’t love a bit of their favorite dessert after chowing down on salad and protein?   Enter George Clooney – whose Wikipedia entry describes him as an “American actor, filmmaker, activist, businessman, and philanthropist” […]

Teens Urged to Save for Retirement 

This isn’t fake news. You read that right. Saving anything at any age is better than not saving at all. However retirement professionals say that even babysitting money can be used to start a retirement account. We already know that the traditional three-legged stool – pension, Social Security and savings – will not continue to […]

Maxwell’s Career Hot Spot Update: Creating your dream job

One of our goals is to share what you need to know to manage your career like a Boss. So much insightful information is available — it’s impossible to cover it all! In this space, Maxwell’s Playbook will make that a little easier by sharing the best of the best advice on jobs, careers and entrepreneurship. […]

What to Wear When You’re Working from Home

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When I’m home – even without plans – I like to dress so I can welcome whatever the day may bring. For me it creates an optimistic mindset that helps me get things accomplished. I feel good, and I like being prepared to welcome anyone who might drop by.  This doesn’t mean that I’m wearing heels and super-tailored clothing.  But I skip the ragged t-shirt […]

Maxwell’s Career Hot Spot

One of our goals is to share what you need to know to manage your career like a Boss. So much insightful information is available — it’s impossible to cover it all! In this space, Maxwell’s Playbook will make that a little easier by sharing the best of the best advice on jobs, careers and entrepreneurship. […]

Side Gigs

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The necessity of a side-gig is here to stay, and there are a few reasons for you to fully jump aboard: Whether it’s for today’s expenses or savings for the future, you can always use the extra income. Bills, emergency expenses, a new home or car, that dream vacation, or retirement will all be made […]

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