7 Holiday Shopping Tips

Who wants to start the year buried in a combined pile of Christmas wrapping paper and Christmas bills? You certainly do not want to start the year that way – and with some forethought and planning, you do not have to. Start Early – We have all seen people running around the mall on December…
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Why Fewer Women Are Having Kids

The world’s population is still rising rapidly, up to 7.37 billion people as of this writing. However, we Americans are not keeping up our share of population growth. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population survey, almost half of U.S. women (47.6%) between the ages of 15 and 44 were childless in…
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How To Buy A Bed Without Losing Sleep

Your mattress is the one item in your home that is probably used the most. You sleep on it; your day begins and ends on it. Your mattress is also usually the item that determines whether you get a good night’s sleep and affects your personal life, health, and your workday. The high impact and…
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Adrian College: Get A Good Job Or We’ll Pay Your Loans

The collective student loan debt in the US has topped $1.2 trillion, leaving many graduates in a deep financial hole. Combined with a jobs picture that is improving but still relatively weak, that financial hole can seem insurmountable. One small college in Michigan has taken a unique step to prevent their graduates from falling into…
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How To Overcome Whiny Children And Pushy Salesmen During The Holidays

Do you feel like life’s doormat on occasion? A lack of assertiveness may contribute to this feeling and cost you money in several ways through the general inability to say “no.” Assertiveness is not aggression – aggression is more of a dominant attitude. In other words, if I am aggressive, I will win at your…
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