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How to keep everyone safe this 4th of July

By Carolyn Hauck on June 30, 2015

Ready for the 4th this year? Before you venture down to your local fireworks stand, consider these numbers from a Consumer Product Safety Commission survey on firework injuries taken in 2013:

240 people per day visit the emergency room for firework-related injuries in...


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5 Signs Your Child is Ready for Sleep Away Camp

By CoachJenK on June 23, 2015

Parents, are you struggling over the decision to send your child to sleep away camp? Do you wonder if your child is old enough for this adventure? Well, I don’t believe that there is a “right” age—it’s more about the readiness that your child exhibits that lets us know they can handle being away...


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The 3 Steps to Grilling

By Carolyn Hauck on June 04, 2015

Ready to be the king or queen of the BBQ this summer? Follow the below steps to get your grilled meat just right. Once you get the basics down you can branch out and try new recipes for meat, fish, vegetables and even, fruit (have you tried grilled peaches lately?).


How to successfully transition from college to work

By Carolyn Hauck on May 21, 2015

Nothing can truly prepare a young adult for their first real job. It’s a rite of passage we all make from young adulthood to adulthood, but the transition will go more smoothly if you know what to expect from yourself and others. Being clear about what kind of job you want to go after, managing...

Earth Day

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Earth Day: small changes add up

By Carolyn Hauck on April 21, 2015

Tomorrow, April 22nd, Earth Day celebrates its 45th birthday. Since 1970, this day in April has brought communities together to work towards a more sustainable future for our planet. Global sustainability can feel like a daunting issue, but many organizations overwhelming...

Preparing to care for an elder parent

By Carolyn Hauck on March 19, 2015

It’s likely that many of us will care for an aging parent or be taken care of by our adult child later in life. This is backed by the statistics: From 1994 – 2011, the amount of women caring for an elder parent rose from 9 percent to 28 percent, and the amount of men rose from 3 percent to 17...


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Back to School - Adult Education

By Jessica on August 12, 2014

If you are thinking about returning to school, you may have lots of questions or concerns about the next few years of your life. Going to college, finishing a degree or pursuing a job training program is a big decision. It is important to be in the proper mind set to be successful in...

Boarding the School Bus

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Sending the Kids Back to Class

By Jessica on August 07, 2014

Ah yes, the summer has flown by and once again school is only a few weeks (or days) away. As you start to put away the sunscreen and stock up on sandwich bags, we wanted to pass along some suggestions for those planning to send their child into the land of academia.


Tax Tips for 2014

By Jessica on February 14, 2014

Are you aware of the new tax laws for 2014? Don’t worry, we can help. We asked Barbara B., a seasoned Tax Expert on JustAnswer, to update our customers on the changes for 2014 and offer valuable insider tax tips. At the top of her list? Changes in FICA taxes, exemptions and deductions, the...

Alphabet blocks

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Does my five-year-old have to start kindergarten?

By Jessica on January 23, 2014

In the U.S., it’s generally accepted that children start kindergarten at age 5. Which is to say that they can start kindergarten anytime within their fifth year, either by turning five before a cut-off date – generally September 1st or 30th depending on the school district...