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Secure Your Financial Future

  By Taylor Nipp  / Contributor Few things are as dynamic as technology and finance.  In an ever-changing world, it’s difficult to keep up with the most current trends.  As a wealth manager, it is my job to stay abreast

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6 Simple Ways to Raise Kids Who Love to Read

    by Lisa A. Beach Since my childhood days of reading comic books and Nancy Drew mysteries, I’ve always been a voracious reader. As the family bookworm, I earned the nickname “Booka” from my dad, who was a big

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Elementary to Middle School

  “Oh you got to learn to roll with the changes” “Roll with the Changes,” REO Speedwagon; lyrics by Kevin Patrick Cronin By Karyn Brodsky Elementary to middle school or junior high is “like the biggest rollercoaster ride at the

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Middle to High School

  “I’m in with the in crowd, I go where the in crowd goes” “The ‘In’ Crowd,” Dobie Gray; lyrics by Billy Page By Karyn Brodsky The transition from middle school to high school can be emotional, as well as

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High School to College

    “I’ve Gotta Be Me” Golden Rainbow, Steve Lawrence; lyrics by Walter Marks By Karyn Brodsky By the end of high school, students are attempting to break the mold and distinguish themselves, especially as they package themselves for college.

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College to Job or Graduate School

    “If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.” “Man in the Mirror,” Michael Jackson; lyrics by Siedah Garrett and Glen Ballard By Karyn Brodsky Finally! All those years

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Scorching Heat

    What Parents and Coaches Need to Know to Keep Athletes Safe to Succeed By Alicia Wanek My son will start playing middle school sports this upcoming year, so this is the first summer where I’ve dealt with figuring

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Should High School Athletes Take Supplements?

    Supplement Use in High School Athletes By Tavis Piattoly / Contributor High school athletic programs, especially football, are bigger than ever, and athletes are looking to gain any potential edge to accomplish the challenging task of winning a

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There’s Nothing “Routine” about a Sports Physical

    By Kwabena “Bobo” Blankson, MD, FAAP / Contributor At our busy adolescent medicine practice, I sometimes get the impression that parents view the sports/pre-participation physical as a chore, another box to check so that their kids can play

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