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Students attending Argosy University, Orange County are in close proximity to all the Southern California region has to offer. Most people think of beaches when they think of California, and Orange County does not disappoint with 42 miles of beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline. Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano, and Newport Beach are known the world over and Huntington Beach is internationally known as "Surf City, USA."

Argosy University, Orange County offers programs ranging from Business Administration to Clinical Psychology, Sport-Exercise Psychology, Human Resource Management, and Information Technology. The school offers doctoral degrees, master’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and associate’s degrees. Many programs have flexible learning formats that allow students to fit an education into their busy work and life schedules.

Once admitted to the university, students have access to the school’s library, which contains resources that support campus programs while encouraging life-long learning. The library maintains a specialized collection of books, scholarly journals, audiovisuals, reference materials, dissertations, and theses—reference materials that assist students at all levels of their education to grow academically and professionally. The library is also accessible online.

Orange County is home to famous attractions including Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Cultural events include the annual Laguna Beach Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters, as well as Broadway-quality entertainment at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Orange County has numerous arts venues, museums, concerts, and theatres. Wilderness and mountain parks are minutes away for camping, hiking and biking. All of this with a mild climate boasting more than 250 sunny days a year.

Students at Argosy University, Orange County can thrive in a region that mixes a beach lifestyle with opportunities to grow academically. Take a look at all of the degrees that Argosy University, Orange County has to offer. Then click through on the links below to learn more about the programs offered and how they can help you to achieve your educational and career goals. If you’d like to talk to an admissions representative, call (855) 435-5334 or visit our admissions webpage. You can also stop by the school. Our address is 601 South Lewis Street in Orange, California.

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New Year’s Financial Resolutions: 4 Financial Planning Tips


Written by Dr. Paul M. Wendee, DBA, CFP®, CBI

Department Chair | College of Arts and Sciences| Graduate School of Business and Management at

Argosy University, Orange County

Now that we have begun the New Year, it is time to start thinking about some financial planning steps we can take to increase our wealth.

I wrote a short workbook on this subject entitled, Four Easy and Powerful Steps to Building Wealth. This workbook is available at no cost to anyone by signing up for the free membership to my website, the Intrinsic Value Wealth Report . The link for the workbook is: Four Easy and Powerful Steps to Building Wealth .

The four financial planning steps are as follows:

1. Set up a recurring investment into your bank account.

2. Determine an investment allocation.

3. Select your investments.

4. Start investing now.

The workbook has many resources to help you get started on investing in the New Year. Go to this link and sign up to get more details on starting your wealth building program.

Additionally, I would suggest that people of any age start planning for retirement. A good first step is use one of the many good retirement planning calculators available. The Intrinsic Value Wealth Report has one that can be accessed at Retirement Calculators . Also, look into using a retirement savings vehicle such as an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) or a 401K plan. Click Retirement Accounts for information on IRAs and 401K plans.

In the financial planning field, one of the best ways to save money is a concept known as paying yourself first. It is very simple and works this way. Each month, the first money that comes out of your paycheck should be to your own savings account or retirement planning account. After that, you can pay your bills, go on vacation, go out for dinner, buy your groceries, etc. Following this simple guidance will ensure that you will be setting aside some savings each month.

Couples should plan for savings and retirement, as well. As couples, it is critically important for you to be in agreement on your savings and investment plans. If you are not in agreement, it is unlikely that your savings and investment plan will ever get started. I have seen many couples fail in their financial goals over the years by not being in agreement and working together on their family financial planning.

Napoleon Hill said that if you can imagine something, you can achieve or create it. This applies to achieving your financial goals as well. Visualize what you are saving and investing for, whatever it might be – college for your children, vacation, retirement, and so forth. And most importantly, START NOW! Don’t wait. Procrastination never gets you to your goals. Furthermore, the power of compounding your investment returns needs as much time as you can give it for the maximum possible benefit from investing to be achieved. The longer you have to save and invest, the larger the potential returns you can achieve.

The information and opinions expressed herein represent the independent opinions and ideas of the faculty and do not represent the opinions and ideas of Argosy University.

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How to Survive the Tween Years: Advice for Parenting Tweens


There’s the summer vacation you dream of: happy children playing games, parents relaxing, cheerful grandparents, smooth roads, short lines and easy-to-schedule outdoor sports and activities for the kids. And then there’s the reality, which more closely resembles “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

The film follows the all-American Griswold’s as they drive the family station wagon cross-country to visit the Walley World theme park.

At one point, Clark Griswold (played by Chevy Chase) faces a mutiny by his “tween” children, who urge an immediate end to the vacation.

The tween ages range from 10 to 14 years old; these individuals are “in between” childhood and adolescence, and can be notorious for mood swings. More than 20 million tweens live in the U.S., according to an estimate by the 2010 U.S. Census. As tweens begin puberty, they face many challenges, including middle school, social issues, homework, and the stress of having responsibilities. At this stage of development brain and body development changes also occur that they may not understand. These changes are very normal. All tweens have mood swings to a certain extent.

Changes in development during these years are present. There are other issues nowadays that tweens deal with that may not have been around when their parents were growing up such as the pressure to achieve. Many parents are preparing their children in middle school, if not earlier, for academic success and admission into a top university or college. This can exacerbate the mood swings stemming from the pressure they are under to achieve, not to mention extra-curricular activities many tweens are engaged in.

At this age, tweens are discovering who they are and where they fit into the world. They are beginning to socialize with the opposite sex and are defining who they are through the clothes they wear and the music they listen to. They are building a self-image and comparing themselves to others their age. Typical tween behavior may include moodiness, pouting, and even tantrums like when they were a toddler. Tweens will sulk and whine as well. Research has shown that this is how tweens communicate their anger, frustration and displeasure with certain situations.

“At this stage, patience and understanding are important,” says Dr. Toby Spiegel, assistant professor of forensic psychology at Argosy University, Orange County. Confidence is the key for teens to deal with their emotions effectively. “Keep the lines of communication open. Empathize with their struggles and do not make light of them or laugh because it does not seem catastrophic to you. To a tween, everything is a life-shattering issue.”

"Pay attention to your tween’s mood and recognize signs of depression. Watch for changes in grades, changes in friends, as well as eating and sleeping habits. Changes beyond moodiness can be signs of something else. If you feel your tween is beyond simple moodiness, consult a mental health professional such as a psychologist or speak with the school counselor,” adds Spiegel.

It’s also important to take the time to listen and respect what they are going through. Praise them, making su re that the praise is meaningful and descriptive. Help them build their self-esteem. -1.15pt">Teach your tween to solve problems by brainstorming with them. Generally your tween should grow out of the moodiness by the time they turn 16.

“Staying connected to your child at this time is extremely important,” says Spiegel. “Knowing who their friends are and what they do in school will give you insight into who your child is becoming.”

Some parenting tips include: volunteering at the school, offering to chaperone school events, and attending parent-teacher conferences and other school functions. At the beginning of the school year obtain the email addresses for your child’s teacher. Send her an email introducing yourself and tell her that you are “hands-on” and appreciate being contacted to partner in your child’s education.

“Believe it or not, teachers like to know they can count on the parents regarding meeting their child’s academic needs,” adds Spiegel.

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