• Bella Finds,  Featured

    Old Farm Road Creations

    For Sarah, the connection to her community and those who support Old Farm Road Creations, is the most important and enjoyable part of her endeavor. Her products are budget-friendly, and perfect customizable gifts for all of the things you have to celebrate in the months to come!

  • Featured

    Everyday Brave: Starting a Blog

    Whenever I tell someone I have a blog, I get a lot of responses. Often, I hear “Oh! I’ve thought about starting a blog, but...but I wouldn’t know where to start...but I don’t know what to write about...but I’m not very tech-savvy.” That makes me laugh a little because—well, if I can do it, trust me, anyone can.

  • Featured

    Bustle Textiles

    Ashley Webb, owner of Bustle Textiles, has been fascinated with textiles and fabrics since childhood. A 6th grade trip to the historic Maymont Museum in Richmond, Virginia sparked her interest. As she began to plan out her career, her enthusiasm for textiles led her to pursue internships with museums as a college student.

  • Featured

    Save Smarter

    Men and women share similar goals for retirement: security, a comfortable lifestyle, time with family, and hopefully a nice vacation here or there. But, the journey toward that goal can differ for women, who need to take into account a few unique factors including lifespan, lifetime earnings, and a traditionally more conservative approach to investing.

  • Featured

    College Talk

    How to get your degree without all the debt. Article courtesy of Member One Federal Credit Union American college grads now collectively owe about $1.5 trillion in student loans—and nearly two-thirds of that debt is held by women. While it’s true that more women than men are now attending college, on a student-per-student basis, women are borrowing more than men—and may face a harder time paying that debt off, given the gender wage gap that continues to exist. College can still be a good investment in your future, but the less borrowed the better. Here’s what you, or the college-bound young woman in your life, can do to help minimize…

  • Featured,  Mind•Body•Soul

    Love, Soulmates & Chemistry

    Why you are the only one who can write your formula for success. Written by SUSAN SPARKS  I wrote something this morning for a media interview and I immediately thought to myself, “Wow, I have to write about this and I have to talk about this, like RIGHT NOW.” So many of us, like me, are serious romantics in life. We think about things like love, soulmates, and chemistry. When I fell in love with my husband at age 21, I was sure that he was my soulmate. In fact I had no doubt.  So this morning I’m writing up some notes for a media interview and I am being…

  • Featured

    Save Smarter: Get Financially Fit for 2019

    Make these four financial resolutions now to start your year off strong.  Presented by Member One Federal Credit Union It’s January and the gyms are full—we hope you’re making good progress on your new year’s wellness resolutions so far. But there’s another type of fitness you should also be focusing on at the start of 2019: your financial fitness. Flex your money muscles for the new year with these goals.  1. Strengthen your savings. If you don’t currently have an emergency savings fund—or you do but it’s looking a bit scrawny—this needs to be a top priority. Many financial experts recommend stashing three to six months’ worth of necessary expenses…

  • Featured

    Planning for the Future

    Vector Space takes knowledge & skills beyond the classroom. “When will I ever use this as an adult?” Sound familiar? Maybe you said it to your own parents years ago. Maybe you’re hearing it echoed from your child now. It’s not an easy question to answer, especially when the devices we carry in our pockets do a lot of our thinking for us. Students, like their parents, are increasingly relying on cell phones and tablets to discover, create, and enjoy groundbreaking innovations. Unfortunately, even as technology advances, educational opportunities for middle and high school students have struggled to keep up throughout the country.  In Lynchburg, the folks behind Vector Space…