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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

D.C. Residents React To Mayor Gray's Arrest

There has been tons of reaction, both locally and nationally, to last night's arrest of D.C. Mayor Vince Gray.  

But one voice has been somewhat overlooked in all of this: The voice of the D.C. people...your voice.

We hit Dupont Circle to see how a few D.C. residents felt about the Mayor's arrest.  Overall, the comments we heard were pretty supportive.  Check out the video above to see what these locals had to say.

How do you feel about the Mayor's arrest?  Do you think it was a smart move or a poor decision?

Sound off in the comments section below!

DC Initiates Fire Review & Analysis For Firefighters Injured in Northeast House Fire

DC Initiates Fire Review & Analysis For Firefighters Injured in Northeast House Fire

This story comes to us from Pete Piringer:

The District of Columbia Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department has formed a Post Incident Operational Review Team to review and analyze all aspects of the incident that injured several District of Columbia Fire Fighters on Friday, April 8, 2011.  The comprehensive review will include firefighters’ tactics and operations, fire behavior, building construction, dispatch, environmental issues, personal protective clothing, etc.  The preliminary review is expected to take 30-60 days with a final report to follow.

 

OPOWER

OPOWER

OPOWER is an industry leader in Energy Efficiency and Smart Grid software. Through their patentpending approach, they have successfully converted large-scale customer engagement into a highly reliable energy efficiency program that delivers unprecedented energy savings to their utility partners. Modern DC Business recently sat down with OPOWER CEO Dan Yates and President Alex Lasky.

What does O stand for in OPOWER?
There’s no one answer: the O represents many different things to many different people, all of them positive. We love it for its openness, optimism, and limitless opportunity.

Your company provides a software solution in the cutting edge business of  Smart Grid. Please explain for non-industry experts why they should get excited about Smart  Grid? What does it mean to the average consumer?

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

Staying Fit Locally, Quit Making Excuses

It is predicted that, over the course of the present decade, Americans will be looking to spend less money on exercise options and a lot less time to it due to tighter budgets and hectic schedules. Combine that with a mostly unregulated commercial food industry that still relies heavily on inexpensive and low quality resources high in fat, salt and processed additives. Not enough time to move and poor food choices at the ready. This is our nation’s crisis with obesity, which is expected to climb as high as 85%, up from an already disheartening 60%. Prevention is possible, through awareness and a little creativity. While nutrition accounts largely for body fat content, exercise raises metabolism and muscle can fill up space previously occupied by fat cells. It’s a package deal. Making wholesome food choices (yes, it really is that easy—just do it) will give you energy to work burning fat.

Vivian Schiller of NPR | Interview by I AM Modern Magazine

Vivian Schiller of NPR | Interview by I AM Modern Magazine

Interview originally posted on I AM Modern Magazine

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn to Keynote Graduation Ceremony at Byte Back

This story comes to us from Anne Singer:

Washington, DC – FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn will deliver the keynote address to 80 graduates of two workplace skills training programs run by the Northeast DC nonprofit, Byte Back, on Friday, April 1, 2011. Graduates in attendance will have completed the CompTIA A+ program in IT support, or the Microsoft Office training program.  Both courses meet 2-3 times a week and run for three months.  The event is one of three ceremonies for Byte Back graduates each year.