# 1 Traditional banks don’t care about you.
Traditional banks exist to make money for shareholders. This means that regardless of how much money they spend to make you think otherwise, their main concern is for a healthy bottom line not for your welfare. Sometimes their desire to earn profits dovetails with your desire to be financially solvent, but don’t be fooled .. read the rest of the article here.
I have a great article posted about my work on the site. Typically, folks want to know about personal finance or my background in foster care. I can honestly say, this is the first interview I’ve done of it’s kind. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out.
Here’s an excerpt:
There’s nothing like having your book printed up and you’re holding it in your hands when you realize that you have a “its” when you meant to have an “it’s” and you think about letting it go. Then you realize that for some people this book will be their first experience with you. They won’t know that you’re a genius that has traveled to 9 countries, went to grad school for business anthropology, and usually has impeccable grammar and syntax. They’ll read your book and think, “What kind of idiot can’t use the correct form for it is”?
For those of you that aren’t familiar with the site, here’s what it’s about:
“The Voluptua Project™ caters to voluptuous women of ALL sizes but chiefly those size 6/8-18/20 and the men that love them.We provide access to curve-friendly resources, promote HEALTH, spirituality and wellness in addition to a rock solid experience – online and off – to connect with one another.
Additionally, the project seeks to effect social change through community activism and support groups offering assistance with a host of empowerment and encouragement programs that address issues such as health/weight issues, self-esteem and an introduction to entrepreneurship.”
Today, we’re pleased to announce the most recent addition to our scholarship programs, the Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. We’re partnering with Lime to offer scholarships to students with disabilities who are pursuing university degrees in the field of computer science in Canada or the U.S. Lime is a not-for-profit organization that brings together global corporations and people with disabilities, bringing to light an untapped source of talent. Scholarships will be granted for the 2009–2010 academic year, and recipients will be invited to attend an all-expenses-paid retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View in 2010.
We hope that this program will increase opportunities for students with disabilities and encourage them to pursue careers in computer science. We also hope to foster long-lasting relationships through which these students can support each other over the course of their academic studies.
I just found out about a new blog called What’s Right With Kids? The founder, Rena M. Reese, wants to highlight all the good things that kids are doing. What a great idea!
If you have stories that you would like to share about the awesome things that young people are doing, please email Rena directly through her site Soul Salon International.
Also, don’t forget to listen to her wonderful radio show with dynamic guests. The show is “like a Salon for the Soul! Commentary and Tools to REALLY hear your spirit and intentionally feed it what it needs to thrive!”