The eponymous owner of Don Forman United Nissan of Las Vegas has put the automotive dealership industry on notice that philanthropy is a key ingredient of success. Don Forman is now the undisputed leader of auto dealerships in terms of charitable giving and various forms of community philanthropic activities.
Struggling Students and
Mr. Forman’s tendency
to donate time, funds, and vehicles to worthwhile causes is a prime example of
a new kind of philanthropy: targeted, effective charitable action that helps
those who need it, when they need it. The auto dealership owner has doled out
large sums of money, services, and free vehicles to local Las Vegas students
who need transportation to complete their degrees. He has done the same for
heads of needy families who sometimes need a car to commute to work, or a cash
stipend to pay essential bills for the month.
The Las Vegas auto dealer
has been at the forefront of local efforts to transport people to blood
donation events, has given scholarships and school supplies to students in
need. There’s also a unique method to the giving habits of Don Forman: he is a
team player in everything charitable. Not only does Mr. Forman enlist the
assistance of his employees, community acquaintances, friends, family and auto
dealership competitors, he makes the act of philanthropy fun and engaging.
Don Forman is a
member of a new breed of community activists. Not only does he put his money
and reputation on the line, he … READ MORE ...
Most of us are feeling some sort of strain from the current
economic situation, even those who are good with money. The loss of a job or a
cut in pay to keep a job are both real events happening all around us. How are
we to make “ends meet” with money so tight and not negatively impact
There is no easy answer to that question. However, here are nine suggestions that may offer an option to your personal financial situation.
Look at your spending habits and determine what are real
NEEDS vs. WANTS.
Reduce your spending to only needs, and learn to live within
your new means.
Stop using your credit cards. If you can’t “part”
with your credit cards, here is a suggestion: Take a plastic container, fill it
with water and place your credit cards in the container. Place the container in
the freezer, and let it freeze. This is putting a “freeze” to your
credit card spending.
Create a weekly meal plan. Make a list of the foods that you
will need for your food plan. When you go shopping, ONLY buy what is on the
Clip coupons. Did you know that the average household could
save almost $100.00 a month by using coupons?
Stop eating out. Statistics show that we spend an average of
14% of our income on eating out. This can be in restaurants, vending machines,
snack bars or fast food.
Our constant search for delectable, nutritious goodies has
often set us on foot. Our palette is rarely satisfied with the daily cuisine
served at home or in the office cafeteria. We are often on a quest of finding
the best restaurant in town or the tastiest burger that landed our tongues,
thus giving birth to culinary travel. This is indeed the most savory trip that
anybody can rely on.
We all love to travel and eat. We cannot leave one place without trying their most sought delicacies in town. Our passion to try something unique gave way to a new learning experience for everyone. And quite a tasty one in fact. Fill up those bellies and forget the diet when you are on a foodie road trip.
Food greatly symbolizes the history and heritage of a
nation. Literally it can tell the preference and richness of a culture through
its native dishes. Practically every dish has a story to tell, a witty twist to
a traditional recipe or practically just an old recipe from grandma you been
meaning to cook for your darling on your anniversary. It is amazing that our
commonly served dishes were more than just ammo for an empty stomach.
Normally this educational trip is more than consuming the
dishes. Those who frequently attend these trips would be our elders and some
culinary students who might be interested in preparing the food. Admittedly
each nation has an approach or taste that they apply in cooking one recipe.… READ MORE ...