Money Matters — Shared Accounts?

Over at his blog The Simple Dollar, Trent has been wondering when it makes sense for romantic couples to share a checking account (Spoiler alert: He and his wife began marriage with separate accounts, but they eventually merged.) Back in 2011, Jessica Grose wrote for Slate about the possibilities she and her husband considered: Common Potters — this… Read More »

Watch What Happened…Live!

The ADA Annual Session is packed with education, and ADA365 is the place to go for on-demand videos of the courses you may have missed (or just want to watch again.) It’s all free to ADA members, just visit ADA.org/ADA365 and log-in with your ADA member number and the password ADA365 (all caps). With more than 50 hours… Read More »

The Secret to Effective Email

  Earlier we posted about asking for favors on the phone, but we know that email is a more common communications tool for many of us. What is it that makes some emails get ignored while others get action? At the Inc. blog, Geoffrey James has a six-step system for writing emails that produce results. Here’s step #1:… Read More »

Developing a Written Employee Agreement

If you are the owner of a dental practice, you might already have an employee agreement for use in clarifying expectations between the practice and the dental team. If you don’t have an agreement in place, consider Preparing Written Employee Agreements. As the title suggests this brief document is not a substitute for legal advice, but it is… Read More »

Money Matters – Stafford Loans and You

As of today, July 1, the interest rates on Stafford Loans are set to double from 3.4% to 6.8%.You’ll find some handy explanations of how this affects you over at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s blog. Already on the hook for loans? This change only affects new Stafford Loans for undergraduate education. If you have loan that originated… Read More »