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September 2008 Archives

Katherine_Hirsh.JPG Although she has lived and worked all over the world, cognitive psychologist Katherine Hirsh feels that one of the best places she has ever found for making connections is right in her own home--on her computer.

"The Web is such a marvelous place to meet new people, explore new fields, and share ideas. I'm glad to see LearningLife taking advantage of this medium--and I'm happy to be a part of it."

Hirsh, an internationally recognized authority on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, specializes in the decision-making process, team building, lifework development, and management training. This fall, she brings her talents to several of LearningLife's activities, including leading a Life Skills workshop, leading a Beyond the Book session, as well as co-authoring an expert blog with her sister, Elizabeth Hirsh.

coming up...October 2008

When we face a major life transition like retirement, making more conscious decisions is a key to unlocking personal satisfaction. With instructor Katherine Hirsh, plan a retirement that meets your goals in Blueprint for a Successful Retirement, October 28.

Headliners, October edition: Petropolitics and the Middle East, October 2

Legacies: The Footprints We Leave Behind, October 21

Financial Planning for Life, October 23

Founded in 1990 by world-renowned gerontologist and Pulitzer-winner Robert N. Butler, M.D., the International Longevity Center is a nonprofit organization formed to educate individuals on how to live longer and better, and advise society on how to maximize the benefits of today's age boom. Check out their Web site for features including free publications on a variety of topics, interviews with Dr. Butler, and more.

As media organizations exhaustively cover the collapse and transformation of former Wall Street giants, many people are deeply concerned about what effect the turmoil will have on their own finances. LearningLife staff have identified three respected Web resources, each of which has a wealth of relevant and useful information that can help you sort out what the financial crisis means for you.

Kiplinger.com includes interactive calculators, business news, tutorials, and more that will help you stay on top of what’s happening in your retirement accounts.

The Personal Finance section of The Wall Street Journal is part of its public site, and offers access to the Journal’s excellent financial journalism, for free.

The Economy Watch section of AARP.org offers a one-stop shop of continuously updated links to news articles about the crisis, as well as links to AARP’s own personal finance resources.

The annual Compleat Scholar Sampler features short "tastings" of personal enrichment courses that will be offered through the fall. Listen online to presentations on topics ranging from the science of tasting wine to the use of glass as an artistic medium.

Read about how a U of M professor assembled a new online database that has exponentially expanded the possibilities for social science research.