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FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017

Let ‘er rip to protect your identity

Any victim of identity theft, fire, or flood will be glad for the time taken in advance to file and store critical records. And, if you’ve ever had to settle the estate of a friend or loved one, you’ll be ...

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'Till debt do us part

Sure, his eyes are dreamy chocolate puddles. What’s his credit card balance?Unromantic as it may sound, the debt both partners bring to your marriage will affect your relationship, not to mention your finances.Debt and other financial challenges are among couples’ ...

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MONDAY, FEB. 20, 2017

One Day University returns to Spokane March 11

Steve Schragis is looking for the right audience: one that is interested in reliving the college experience without all the drudge work of studying, homework, and exams. Welcome to One Day University. Founded in 2006, One Day University is a ...

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2017

Get it together!

Ever been late paying a bill that became lost in a pile of paper? Could anyone make sense of your finances if something happened to you? Organizing your finances and important documents helps to reduce clutter and assures you’ll be ...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 27, 2016

TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016

Emotional Intelligence and Holiday Pressure

Larry (not his real name) is feeling dejected. It happens every year at the same time. It begins when the days grow shorter and the weather grows colder. It progresses when the trees shed their leaves and when the promise ...

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MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016

MONDAY, NOV. 7, 2016

When paying online, verify first

Imagine sharing your credit card number with a half-dozen online stores ― big retailers, trendy boutiques, and a dog-toy company that seems nice enough. Trust that your account information is in good hands all around, because thieves can’t create attractive ...

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Where does the money go?

You’ve probably heard of co-ops: food co-ops, childcare co-ops, housing co-ops, energy co-ops. The stuff they’re sharing varies ― groceries, babysitting, real estate, kilowatt-hours ― but the concept is the same: In a cooperative, people join together to form an ...

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SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016

Ben Cochran, football coach at Rogers High School, uses the tools of emotional intelligence to get the most of his players. (Dan Cooley / Spokesman-Review Marketing Department)

Coaches focus on emotions as much as skills

For someone who is just 13 years old, Danny Rupp appears inordinately mature. And not just in stature. Standing nearly 5-feet-9 and weighing around 146 pounds, the Garry Middle School eighth-grader is entering his fourth season of football – his ...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016

3 ways to make money conversations easier

In study after study, money is often cited as one of the top conflict points in marriage. Finances can be an emotional topic for couples, especially when money is tight. So it pays to get in the habit of discussing ...

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SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016

Saving for the future

According to two 2015 surveys – one by Google Consumer Survey and one by – 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans. Thirty-one percent of those between ...

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MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016


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Lady Gaga, her mom Cynthia Germanotta, and celebrated filmmaker and Elton John’s husband David Furnish, at the Love Bravery collection launch. The limited edition line includes music-themed clothing and accessories; 25 percent of proceeds support Born This Way Foundation and Elton John AIDS Foundation. It is available through Aug. 30 at select Macy’s and online at  (  /  )

Emotions Matter

Imagine your ideal work atmosphere. Not the job itself, specifically, but the atmosphere in which the job exists.What would you expect from the experience? From your co-workers? More important, what would you expect from your boss?The answers to those questions ...

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The most difficult talk of all

Kids learn about money from their parents. They know whether you tend to save up for fun purchases, or pull out the credit card when temptation strikes.Since they’re learning from you, talk to your kids about using their money wisely. ...

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Driving errors can be costly

Driver blunders and resulting vehicle crashes account for property damage and tragic loss of life every day. Other times, drivers making errors escape those accidents only to be caught by ...

Time travel conspiracy

So this morning, not long after getting up, I looked at the SR page on my phone. I saw that something I had written for Sunday's paper ranked No. 1 ...