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Making the Most of the Unexpected

“The line between being a college student and a mother is continually blurred and the dust seldom settles. But when it does, I shake the dust and defy the stereotypes to become a thriving single-parent by using the challenges as

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The Power of the Written word

  Explore Horizons Equips Children with a Love of Writing by Karyn Brodsky “The pen is mightier than the sword.”  – Edward Bulwer-Lytton, playwright It’s true that fine tuning your writing skills can get you far, but how can we

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Why You Need An Estate Plan

  by Colin Smith | Contributor Nobody likes the thought of planning for their own passing, but there are so many ways that the lack of a plan can negatively affect families. Some estimates say that 55% of American adults

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Life Insurance While You’re Still Living

  Helping to Cover Your Long-Term Care by Alicia Wanek If you’ve ever looked into the cost of assisted-living or a long-term care facility, you know that Halloween pales in comparison.  According to attorney Colin Smith, “Long term care facilities

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The Art of Giving Back

  by Colin Smith | Contributor   My uncle grew up poor, but he was determined to go to college.  He did, and although he had his financial struggles while he was there, he graduated and went on to do

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Everyone Wins When Charitable Giving is Done Right

“…family giving offers an opportunity to exercise human excellence.”  – From The Cycle of the Gift, by Hughes, Massenzio, and Whitaker, 2013 by Kevin Margolis | Contributor Charitable giving can be immensely rewarding personally; many of us have a cause we

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Holding the Holidays Together

  At this time of year we wish for good will and peace on Earth. But what about when you can’t even guarantee peace within your own family? by Deb Silverthorn When your children have more than one home, “home for

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Holiday Survival Tips with a Grain of Salt (And a Glass of Wine)

Is your family coming into town? Are you ready for the holidays? I love this time of year, but I know that we all could use some new tips and tricks for getting through this crazy time. By Suzan Dees

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Mindset for a Happy Marriage

  by Jeff Anderson | Contributor You may have seen lots of cute sayings on Facebook or in the art section of Hobby Lobby about having the best marriage possible. “Acceptance is the Key to Happiness.” “Today is the Only

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