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Helping Women in Transition Make Sound Financial Decisions

Helping Women in Transition Make Sound Financial Decisions

A Woman in Transition is a woman who finds herself bracing for a new phase in life.  “Transition” is not just a change in routines, relationships or social status – it is a fundamental shift in a woman’s identity.  It could be brought on with purposeful intent, such as voluntarily retiring from a successful career, or entering a second marriage.  It could be brought on by an unexpected surprise, such as losing a spouse to a heart attack, or becoming single after a painful divorce.  For a Woman in Transition, the uncertainty of the future can result in anxiety and fear and/or excitement and anticipation.

Examples of Real Life Women in Transition

Can You Tell Your Story in 10 Tweets?

Can You Tell Your Story in 10 Tweets?

RFID Global Solutions can. They won $2,000 and a chance to snag the attention of local venture capitalists and angels using Twitter and a well-written micro story.

How did it call come about? The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship held a fast pitch called TweetDingman earlier this month. Participants told their stories in 10 tweets of 128 characters or less during a structured event co-sponsored with Driven Forward, Brazen Careerist, and Cooley, LLP.

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

Spend It Like It’s Your Own

You may have heard that tempers are flaring over the planned metro station at Dulles. According to news reports, the board at Dulles International Airport stands behind its decision to build an underground station because it would be more 1) convenient for travelers, and 2) attractive than an above ground station.

So, it behooves us to ask about the degree of perceived inconvenience. How would using an above ground metro station compare with:

Prince George's County Animal Services Facility To Participate In Pet Adoptathon 2011

This story comes to us from Linda Lowe:

The Department of Environmental Resources’ Animal Management Group (AMG) will participate with more than 2,000 shelters from around the world in the North Shore Animal League America’s International Pet Adoptathon 2011 on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Animal Services Facility located at 3750 Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro.

“This is a perfect opportunity for anyone searching for a four-legged friend to stop by the facility and pick out a new companion for the family,” said Samuel E. Wynkoop, Jr., Acting Director of the Department of Environmental Resources. 

Tips for Eating Healthfully From a Vending Machine

Tips for Eating Healthfully From a Vending Machine

We live in a fast-paced world and, at one time or another, we have all found ourselves face to face with a vending machine, looking for a snack or beverage. The problem, up until now, has been that vending machine food was always synonymous with junk food or unhealthy options. But a new company has set out to change the way people see vending machines, and the nutrition that they get from them.

“Maybe it wasn’t easy to find healthy, tasty food from vending machines before, but we have made it our mission to change that,” explains Jolly Backer, the chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending (www.freshvending.com). “Now, people can get a nutritious snack or beverage, whether they are playing, working, or at school. We are on the move and hopefully coming to an area near you soon.”

Maryland Pro Boxer Found Guilty of Assault

MITCHELVILLE, Md. (WUSA) -- A professional boxer in Maryland is behind bars Friday night after being found guilty of first-degree assault. Ronald Boyd is convicted of choking and repeatedly punching his wife, 31-year-old Theresa Evans, outside the "My Place" nightclub in Mitchelville last April.

"He caused her to black out. He broke her cheek bone. And then she had to have plastic surgery to correct the damage to her face," said Ushika Evans, the victim's sister.

According to court documents, Boyd choked Evans to the point of "taking her feet off the ground" then punched her twice in the face.

"We are happy to have obtained the conviction against Mr. Boyd in the first-degree assault," said Ramon Korionoff with Prince George's County State's Attorney Office. "Unfortunately, what makes this case so significant and so unique is that we were able to obtain that conviction without the victim present."

First-Ever “Family Match Making” Event

This story comes to us from Lavette S. Sims:

LANDOVER, MD – The Prince George’s County Department of Social Services (PGCDSS) is employing innovation in securing permanent families for youth in foster care.  The agency conducted its first-ever “Family Match Making” event on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Radisson Hotel in Largo.  The family match concept pairs youth with prospective families in an open forum that allows the youth to interview families.