Holiday Spending Survival Guide – 4 Tips To Stay Within Budget

The holidays are a joyous time of year, but arguably one that has the greatest impact on your finances. Hosting parties, traveling to see loved ones and of course, buying gifts, can add up quickly! To avoid a huge holiday shopping hangover in January, it’s important to be mindful of what you purchase in December – and how

Radio Show Recap: Creating Disruptive Business Models

The word “disruptive: isn’t necessarily negative. In the business world, it’s one of the highest compliments you can receive because it means you’ve created something brand new and successful. On today’s Dot Complicated with Randi Zuckerberg, Nichole Montaya of online group payment site Cheddar Up and Peter Shankman of HARO and the author of Zombie

Does Your Family Have A Plan This Holiday Season?

When my oldest daughter was three, she pointed to a mini-Christmas tree decoration at our local supermarket with excitement.  “Can we get a tree?” she asked.  “No, sweetie,” I explained, “we’re Jewish.”  After further pleading failed to sway me, she wailed, somewhere around the cereal aisle, “I HAAAATE being Jewish!” I was mortified.  I was upset.  But most of all, at

WePopp Helps You Plan Holiday Gatherings

During the holidays, everyone wants to get together–but finding a happy middle ground where all your nearest and dearest can make it guarantees anything but a good night. You know how things can spiral out of control as people put in their two cents about where to go and what time to meet. Make your

Radio Show Recap: Tech & Innovative Products for New Parents

With 4.3 babies born each second and over 2 billion moms around the world, parenthood is another thing technology is helping to improve.  As a new parent you’ll go through 7,300 diaper changes by baby’s second birthday. On average, most parents take 2 minutes and 5 seconds to change a baby’s diaper, which adds up

5 Digital Detox Getaways

Don’t get us wrong: We love our iPads, phones, laptops, and e-readers. But sometimes all that tech can really take us out of the moment. For our next vacation, we’re going cold turkey by ditching our devices and completely unplugging. Luckily, several hotels are now offering no-gadget packages to help us take a break from

7 Ways to Jumpstart Your Brain in 2015

Once the holidays are over, shake off that eggnog-induced fog and exercise your mind this January. 1. Start a club with your friends. Set a standing date with some of your favorite people and host a club based on your common interests, like indie foreign films or vegan cooking. 2. Play on your phone. Instead

Radio Show Recap: The Business of Broadway

Since 1870 Broadway has put out some of the most innovative and creative content into this world of unlimited entertainment. From award-winning costume design like that in the Lion King to hit musicals written by pop stars like Green Day and Elton John, Broadway is a never-ending plethora of amazing talent. Where song, dance, and

The Art of Self-Gifting

The holidays are perhaps the greatest example of how mothers put others before themselves. We’re so worried about finding the perfect gifts for our partners and kids, not to mention hosting an impeccable holiday dinner, that we hardly have time to think about what we want. This year, I propose we all get something for

The Double Edged Sword of Social Media

Social media has undoubtedly changed the world we live in today. In fact, it’s hard to imagine life without it now. It essentially revolutionized how we communicate and connect as a global society. Many have weighed in on the costs and benefits of social media and its’ impact on society, but one thing we can

Stop Sharing On Thanksgiving

May I so boldly suggest that this Thanksgiving, we focus on one-on-one conversations, instead of broadcasting our lives to the masses. Yes, I do mean eating your Thanksgiving dinner instead of live-updating from the table. And calling or Skyping a loved one directly instead of shouting “Happy Thanksgiving” to your followers.  This year, let’s take