Creativity, Shared Values, Uncategorized, world peace

A Common Enemy, The Uniting Force


My dad had a sharp wit and some interesting observations about life.

When our son was born, I remember Dad looking at me and saying, “Well is it true having a child brings a couple closer together?” He had the joke smirk on his face so I said “Well why would you ask that?” to which he replied “Because now you both have a common enemy.” He was just kidding, but there is truth in that little witticism.

Watching the news has me thinking about his comments. Countries all over the world who ordinarily can’t get along about anything, have been bound together by a common enemy and are beginning to work globally to find a solution to the terrorism and violence of our times. I see old enemies trying to work together to conquer one new common enemy who manages to offend everyone. There might be something it that idea that having a common enemy brings us closer together.

Time will tell, but I am hopeful.

Author, Financial Education, Uncategorized, Women and Money

Welcome !

Thanks for landing on the author blog for Debra Hadsall.  It seemed time to gather all the bits and pieces of my writings and list them in one place.  I have learned that some of you don’t enjoy jumping from website to website to track down a book or an article by a writer.


When writing a book or an article, there is often a tendency for the author (and editors) to go back over the material like it is a never-ending project.  In the quest for perfection,there are always ways to make something sound better (in one person’s opinion), or to tweak something which means other pages have to be changed, and on and on. I see writing as taking a snapshot and just getting it out there in an acceptable and meaningful manner.  It doesn’t have to be perfect to be effective.

So, this is the first version of this website and blog.  Information will be added and changed as time goes on.

Enjoy and please keep coming back to learn more about women, money, and other things which are of interest to women—and even men!

Debra Hadsall,

January 2014