5 tips to maximize your tax refund

By Amanda Ponzar For a few years now, I've been working on a partnership with the Walmart Foundation, United Way, One Economy and the National Disability Institute's Real Economic Impact Tour. The partnership offers eligible tax payers free online tax filing through MyFreeTaxes.com plus free, in-person tax preparation services through... Read more →


Women give more. Period.

By Amanda Ponzar A new study, “Gender and Corporate Responsibility: It’s a Matter of Sustainability” by Catalyst and Harvard Business School finds companies with more women board members and leaders outperform financially but also give significantly more to philanthropy. For example, “the average donations of companies with three or more... Read more →


By Amanda Ponzar Here’s a true account of my experience this week. Got a sore throat on Friday, probably from all the relatives here for Thanksgiving. TRADITIONAL DOCTOR’S OFFICE Called and made a sick appointment, waited an hour in the waiting room, dealt with disinterested office staff, paid co-pay, saw... Read more →


by Amanda Ponzar I'm jazzed, just returning from the grand opening reception in Tyson's Corner for the first Microsoft Store on the East Coast -- it's the 14th Microsoft Store in the U.S. to date (most are on the West Coast) with 75 more planned in the near future. The... Read more →