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MONDAY, SEPT. 12, 2016

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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SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2016


Smarter cards, safer shopping

Maybe you’ve noticed a shiny new feature on your credit card.That little microchip has a big job. Credit and debit cards with chips in them are better at protecting your private information than cards with only magnetic stripes.“Chip cards help ...

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5 ways debt-free is doable

Are you one of the 20 percent of American households that spend more than they make? Perhaps you’re one of the 44 percent of all credit card holders who carry a balance?

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2015

4 questions to avoid getting scammed

If you leave your purse or shopping bags in full view inside your car, you can expect them to be gone when you return. If you receive a check from someone you’ve never met, you can expect it to be counterfeit.

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TUESDAY, NOV. 17, 2015

6 reasons you should buy local

Doing good in your community doesn’t have to take a lot of time. It can be as simple as choosing to buy local. Increase the impact on the money you spend in your community by remembering six reasons it pays ...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2015


8 things you should shred right away

Most papers can be touched once, and then tossed in the garbage like a hamburger wrapper. Yet we all have some valuable identification records, financial statements, contracts or receipts that we ought to file and store in a safe place ...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 8, 2015

RULER concepts in action in the classroom.  (Courtesy Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence)

Mastering emotions, mastering life

When Marc Brackett talks about the negative effects emotions can have on our abilities to complete even basic tasks, he sometimes mentions his mother. In a 2011 TED talk he gave in San Francisco, Brackett – a senior research scientist ...

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Full-throttle not a bad thing

Many drivers use a light touch on the “gas” pedal for fuel savings. Common sense tells us that lighter accelerator pedal application translates to less fuel usage — field tests ...

Songs for a Pandemic Playlist

The coronavirus might be touching every aspect of life, down to the playlists on cell phones and iPods, prompting discussions of what titles should go on, and what should come ...

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 ...