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Born on December 29th
Did You Know?
March 25th was the Old New Year’s Day. In Great Britain and its North American colonies this was the beginning of the new year. In 1752 the Gregorian calendar was adopted and the beginning of the year was changed to January 1.
Starting Out the New Year with a Plan
December is “National Write a Business Plan Month,” so it’s the time to craft your plan. Turn your business ideas into reality! Check out How to Write a Business by Nolo Press, Getting to Plan B: Breaking Through to a Better Business Model by John W. Mullens, or Dare to Prepare: How to Win Before You Begin by Ronald M. Shapiro.
Dollars and Sense
This leads us directly to January where we celebrate “Financial Wellness Month.” Some of our new titles include: The Little Book of Safe Money by Jason Zweig, The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means by Jeff Yeager, Thrifty: Living the Frugal Life with Style by Marjorie Harris.
So Much to Celebrate
One can simply overwhelm themselves looking at just January’s “National ... Month.” For example, “Change your stars,” “Be on-purpose,” “Get organized,” “Oatmeal,” “Shape up US,” and the last one I’ll mention due to the fact that I am likely to need to check one out sooner rather than later, “Self-Help Group Awareness Month.”
Happy Belated New Year!
Reeba Lynn is a Public Services Librarian at the Pacifica Libraries, and has been a resident of Pacifica for 30 years.