Hi, my name is Katherine Sexton. I am originally from Peru. I am a wife, a mother, a business owner, an entrepreneur, eldest daughter to two amazing parents, sister to six wonderful siblings, and member to several Yahoo! Groups.
With all the hats that I wear, I’ve had to be resourceful and proactive in teaching myself how to run a business and a household, while taking care of my parents, raising a child, and doing my part to managing our finances.
I have achieved these skills largely by being active in online communities and discussion forums, primarily through Yahoo! Groups. Now more than ever people are sharing and collaborating online to solve problems and help each other, and there is a heart to Yahoo! Groups that I have not been able to find elsewhere online.
Spending time on sites like Yahoo! Groups is how I learned to create a budget, balance a checkbook, and understand 401(k) pretax benefits. I love saving money using Group on.
I love Finance and joining Yahoo! Groups has been so rewarding to me. Among some of the Yahoo! Groups I have joined are Better Budgeting, Debtsteps, Budget Homemaking, and Clever Homemaker. Thanks to the “specialized groups by category” featured on Yahoo Groups, it’s easy for me to browse within the Finance category and search the subcategories of Small Business, Financial Professional, and Consumer and Budget Management Since each group listing has their own description, it’s quick and easy to figure out what the particular group is about.
With Yahoo! Groups, I don’t feel alone. It is nice to be reminded that you are not the only one battling different challenges in life or wanting to become a more knowledgeable person.
I have learned a lot since receiving my bachelor’s in business administration and I would love a chance to give back to a community in need and pass along the tips and techniques from my journey in overcoming debt, for not only me or my household, but for my parents. I can also help with the finances of raising a baby. A big thanks to Yahoo! Groups for giving me this opportunity!
I have to say, Yahoo! Groups is not perfect and I have been looking for ways to express my needs, so I was really glad to see Layla’s posts and tweets asking us to blog and share our opinions. Layla, you asked for it, here it goes:
Since Yahoo! Groups is so popular–we really need a ‘chat window’ or ‘live chat’ which will boost participation from members. A way to improve photo sharing would also be appreciated.
Thank you Layla and Yahoo! Groups team for providing me the opportunity to be a Guest Blogger. Please feel free to email me directly or send me your favorite Groups on Yahoo! I am also looking forward to going back to work, so if you hear of any great opportunities please let me know.
Thank you Katherine for a wonderful blog. Send us your story if you like to be featured on our blog. We are also looking for Guest Bloggers for our Delicious Blog, share your delicious moments with us.
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