Light in Dark Places…Shame

By BIS Contributor Debbie Lane   “Shame on you!” or “I am so ashamed of you!” Are those phrases buried in you somewhere from your childhood days when you unknowingly did something that tremendously annoyed a grownup? Was this a one-time occurrence, or did the message...

The Myth of the “Simple” Will

By BIS Contributor Lorie Burch   I often get inquires about people who just “need” a “simple” Will. I am always curious as to what people perceive as “simple”. Do they think their family isn’t complicated? They don’t have many assets? They don’t want to spend a lot of...

7 Things A Young Professional Should Never Do on Social Media

By Lauren Fisher / Town & Country magazine, April 2015   In the age of personal branding, the line between what is and what isn’t acceptable to post on your handles often gets blurry. Building up your own brand and elevating your career is now easier than...

Dress for Success Tailored to Fit Your Budget – Final Sale

When it comes to gauging one’s success, the handbag that you carry is second only to the shoes that you wear in terms of letting others know where you fall in the spectrum. That being said, I will always urge you to invest in your bags. Here, in “Tailored...

Turn Your Weekends Into Mini-Vacations

Have you ever returned to the office Monday morning feeling just as exhausted as you were on Friday afternoon? You are not alone—new research shows that without practicing mindfulness on the weekends, most people fall into this trap. The good news? Research also shows...

Successful Packing for Business Trips

When packing for a work trip the key is to make it as effortless and simple as possible. You kill a couple birds with one stone, so to speak, by minimizing what you take… and less luggage is such a joy! So, when you travel for work this is one of those times to...

Five Tips on Hiring an Attorney

By BIS Contributor Rebecca Armstrong   Is litigation in your future? If so, you’re going to want to consider he following five tips when hiring an attorney:   Tip One: Ask those you trust for a referral. Start your search by asking those whom you trust for a...

From Flat Broke to Millionaire

Who doesn’t want to be a millionaire? We love women who have what it takes to make it in the business world and we know that their stories will inspire you to follow your own career aspirations. Elle Kaplan, Jean Brownhill Lauer, and Kat Cole are three women who...

Light in the Dark Places…Unwarranted Fear

F • E • A • R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours. Zig Ziglar The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. President Franklin Roosevelt The only disability in life is a bad...

Travel Etiquette–Scotland

By BIS Contributor Colleen Rickenbacher   Scotland   Bonjour and I hope you enjoyed your trip to Canada from last month. Well, now we are going to Europe and off to Scotland. Scotland was my very first country that I visited outside of the United States when I was 18...

How Melinda Gates Gets the Job Done

Co-running the largest private foundation, being a mother of three and opening a new venture that invests in women in the technology industry are just a few of the things that make us love Melinda Gates. She is equal parts fiercely driven and soft and compassionate,...

How Olivia Munn Learned to Invest Like a Boss

Let’s be honest. The concept of investing in the stock market is intimidating for most of us. How do we know where to invest our money? What is ROI? How does it all work anyway? Actress and model Olivia Munn used to feel the same way, but she started small and put her...

Failure 101: Colleges Teach Students How to Cope with Setbacks.

In a time that online image and perfectly-curated Instagram feeds can replace a more accurate understanding of the lives of those around us, it’s more important than ever for us to be reminded that failure is more than okay. In fact, it’s an expected part of our human...

Ssshh! For Loud People

Ssshhh!!! Remember your inside voice—and don’t answer that phone! There is nothing worse when you think you and a friend or partner are going to enjoy a nice relaxing meal together when in the next table there is a person with a very loud, booming voice throughout the...