“Just write a check.” That legendary Heft family quote did not come from either of my parents, but from my 8-year-old sister. Somehow, she had mastered the concept of floating a check early on, like a true prodigy. I retold this story while I was training to become a Certified… Continue Reading..
Of all the questions that baffle humanity, none is quite as mysterious and pressing as: Is it better to buy or lease a car? There are so many variables to consider, from your credit rating to where you live. Below I’ve listed some of them for you to consider. Leasing… Continue Reading..
I am lucky to have a top-notch, high-end business while still being able to take time off for things that are important to me. Prioritizing is often challenging for people (myself included), which is why I was thrilled to find an analogy that motivational speaker Stephen Covey often uses: If… Continue Reading..
"No one person can be good at everything. It takes a real team to grow a business." Recently my search for a new employee at Judith Heft & Associates got me thinking about delegating. The topic had come up before at a coaching group, where we talked about creating turn-key… Continue Reading..
Today I want to talk about networking. For years I was slightly envious that a lot of people, mostly men, play golf for networking and are able to write it off for tax purposes. I don't know how to play golf! I was talking about this with a friend when… Continue Reading..
Memorial Day weekend was a busy one for me, with calls from banks and clients investigating and asking about potential fraud. First I got a call from someone at Citibank asking about some checks that were presented for large sums on a client’s account. They wanted to know if they… Continue Reading..
Recently a friend asked me to “Venmo” her the money I owed her for theatre tickets. At first I thought it was some new slang that the Twittersphere came up with ;) — but my friend told me all about how it was a convenient way to transfer money between… Continue Reading..
I recently got back from my first trip to Paris and j’adore. It’s a very walkable city, and for long distances the Metro is clean and easy to use. I experienced some culture shock, but it was a good thing. Here are some of my recommendations should you ever find… Continue Reading..
The best part of my trip to France took place in the second half: A retreat with my mentor and eight other women in the wine-making region of Provence. Our mentor, Fabienne Fredrickson, had arranged for us to stay in a charming villa in Menerbes with a spectacular view, a… Continue Reading..
Are you not-so-patiently awaiting spring’s arrival like me? Hopefully the warmer weather will arrive soon. In the meantime, we’ve been growing! Our business has grown with the addition of a few new clients (welcome!). We survived a busy tax season, which has now ended. Currently our days are spent working… Continue Reading..