Women’s Economic Development Agency (WEDA) Beyond the Basics Business Bootcamp this Weekend

Attend the Women’s Economic Development Agency (WEDA) Beyond the Basics Business Bootcamp this Weekend:

We are Celebrating March – Women’s History Month!

In the Atlanta area? Join us for an affordable $99 Business Bootcamp at the SBA funded Women’s Economic Development Agency (WEDA) located in Midtown Atlanta this Sunday Mar 18th!

For details and to register, go to Eventbrite at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2990738379

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The Hotel Bill

I received this earlier today and just had to share it with all of you. This message has many lessons, especially in financial literacy and dignity. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did! Feel free to share it with others, and bring a smile to their face as it hopefully brings one to yours.
A married couple are traveling by car from Victoria to Prince George . 
Being Seniors, after almost eleven hours on the road, they were too
tired to continue, and decided to take a room. But, they only planned
to sleep for four hours and then get back on the road. When they
checked out four hours later, the desk clerk handed them a bill for $350.00.
The man explodes and demands to know why the charge is so high.
He told the clerk although it’s a nice hotel; the rooms certainly aren’t
worth $350.00 for four hours. Then the clerk tells him that $350.00 is
the ‘standard rate’. He insisted on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appears, listens to him, and then explains that the hotel has
an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center that were available
for us to use.
“But we didn’t use them,” the husband said.
”Well, they are here, and you could have,” explained the Manager.
The Manager went on to explain that the couple could also have taken in
one of the shows for which the hotel is famous. “We have the best
entertainers from New York , Hollywood , and Las Vegas perform here”, the Manager
“But we didn’t go to any of those shows,” the husband said.
“Well, we have them, and you could have,” the Manager replied.
No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, the husband replied,
“But we didn’t use it!”
The Manager is unmoved, and eventually the husband gave up and agreed
to pay. As he didn’t have the check book he asked his wife to write the
check. She did and gave it to the Manager.
The Manager is surprised when he looks at the check. “But ma’am, this is
only made out for $50.00.”
”That’s correct. I charged you $300.00 for sleeping with me,” she replied.
“But I didn’t!” exclaims the Manager..
“Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have.”
Don’t mess with senior citizens. They didn’t get there by being stupid!

5 things you need to know about the birth control mandate

So in case you’re wondering what all of the hoopla is over, and why insurers and advocates are fighting passionately for their position, check out this link and then let’s have a discussion:

5 things you need to know about the birth control mandate.

How to Buy a Home with Bad Credit

Do you want to purchase a home but have bad credit, little-to-no money for a down payment, or unstable job security?

Here’s an archived article that discusses your options for future home ownership: http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2010/06/29/how-to-get-a-home-loan-with-bad-credit/

Do these same tools and suggestions work today in 2012?

Have any of you secured a home within the last 2 years using any of these methods? What advice or counsel would you give to other hopeful homeowners who are having issues with poor credit, insufficient down payment, or proof of secured employment?

Please share them here with us. Maybe your experience or advice could help turn a renter into a homeowner within the next two to three years.

Copyright 2012. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved.

Shouldn’t Georgia Women Decide for Themselves?

This is an urgent matter needing immediate attention. Below please find and read the most recent release from Georgia Women for a Change, discussing bill HB 954 and its potential impact on women of child-bearing age who live in the state of Georgia. This is not a joking matter and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Our rights are being challenged. Know your rights and know you have the right to challenge anyone or any entity that threatens to take your rights away!

-Natasha L. Foreman


Action needed immediately to protect women’s health!

HB 954, a bill to practically prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, will be voted on by the Georgia House of Representatives in the next few days. The procedure would be available only if the woman’s life was in danger or if there was a serious risk of permanent physical impairment of a major bodily function. There are no exceptions for rape, incest or a woman’s mental health. This legislation is extreme and very dangerous because it takes away the doctor’s ability to render the most appropriate medical care for the patient. Many severe fetal anomalies are not discovered until 20 weeks or later. If this bill passes, women would be forced to continue a pregnancy even if the fetus has a medical condition which is incompatible with life.

Women should be able to decide, along with their doctor and their family, whether it makes sense to continue such a pregnancy.

The bill could be heard by the full House of Representatives any day now. Contact your representative now and ask them to VOTE NO on HB 954 because it will interfere with doctors’ ability to provide the most medically appropriate care for women. The Legislature just shouldn’t play politics with women’s health.

Call or email today–time is of the essence. You can find contact information for your legislator by going to: http://www.votesmart.org/. If you call and have to leave a message, be sure to say you are a voter in your legislator’s district and ask them to vote NO on HB 954!

Schedule for the next Women’s Capitol Briefing: Wednesday, March 21 at 8:00 am at Central Presbyterian Church. Please plan to be with us.

Please view the 2012 Legislative Agenda for Georgia Women for a Change

Georgia Women for a Change is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy organization that promotes progressive change for women and girls and their families in the state. We welcome women and men who believe that Georgia can do better. We believe that more women in public office will lead to better decision-making. We believe that more women speaking up in our own interest will inform a process that needs our voice.

Georgia Women for a Change ~ P.O. Box 55553, Atlanta, GA 30308 ~ 404.875.8184 ~ stephanie@gwomen.org