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(NAPSI)—Parents who hope to provide their children with a college education may feel overwhelmed by the cost of higher education and reports have stated that only about half those who start college graduate. But rather than giving up, they may want to investigate further, because beneath the headlines lies a more complex reality. What’s more, parents who start saving early—and strategically—can amass a sizable college fund without busting the family budget.
(BPT) - Hand-planed, reclaimed hardwood floors? Beautiful but pricey. Custom drapery? The cost can be blinding. When it comes to home decorating, it’s easy to blow your budget on one or two upgrades – and maybe that would be OK if those improvements also amped up the drama in your decor. Too often, however, costly decorating ploys disappoint, wearing out or becoming dated before you’ve paid off the financing.
(BPT) - Suzanne is a Las Vegas resident who spent nearly three decades fundraising for museums and universities until a multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis in July of 2012 changed her life. Now MS keeps her from working full-time.
(BPT) - More evidence has emerged that parents are doing a better job teaching kids about money, and young adults are getting better at managing it.
Plans for a fall Cyclovia event have been in the works since early 2013. For the first time in the five-year history of the event, Cyclovia Tucson organizers have announced a new route for the second event of 2014, which will take place on Sunday, November 2nd. “Tucson is exceptional for walking and bicycling between the months of October and April,” says Ann Chanecka, City of Tucson Bicycle and Pedestrian program Coordinator, “and we see big jumps in the number of people using these options for transportation during these months. Switching Cyclovia to a spring / fall schedule is a great way to celebrate the return of cooler weather to Tucson and encourage people to get out and give biking and walking a try.”
A recent opinion here went on in some length about why she simply cannot vote for Mayor Hiremath. She went on and on about her dismay that our current mayor does not demonstrate “quality leadership on her key issues that affect her/our community.”
(BPT) - Whoever first said, “You can’t go home again,” probably wasn’t considering the 38 million home-based businesses in the United States, or the approximately 37 million households that have active home offices. More workers are plying their trade from home, as employers recognize the value of flexibility for their work force and more employees decide to enter the ranks of American entrepreneurship.
(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, savvy approaches to running your home can save you money according to house smart experts.
Like many, I am educated, but I am also in debt because I wanted to earn a bachelor’s degree. While some are fortunate and have college paid for by parents, full scholarships or other means – many of us paid for college out of loans that we are still repaying.
(Family Features) The average family is always looking for ways to save a little bit of cash. While some efforts to save money may seem small and insignificant, it’s beneficial to look at the big picture. By saving here and there where you can, the amount can really start to add up.
(BPT) - Recent graduates have a lot on their minds: moving, finding a job and the looming repayment of school loans. Retirement is typically low on the list of priorities, but ignoring the issue entirely can literally cost young professionals hundreds of thousands of dollars.
(BPT) - No one ever said “trendy” translates to “cheap.” Yet when it comes to on-trend, luxury upgrades, you don’t have to spend like a diva to make your bathroom look and function like a designer’s dream. From skylights to shower seats, some of the hottest bathroom trends of 2014 are surprisingly affordable to accomplish.
(NAPSI)—Many find that starting a conversation about end-of-life issues with family members and friends can be difficult.
(StatePoint) As a result of the recent housing crisis, many potential homebuyers, especially first-timers, are hesitant to enter the market. But if you’re holding back, evaluate why. Experts say your reasons may be based on myth.
(BPT) - It could be a parent, a son or daughter, a co-worker, or a best friend. With more than 21 million American men and women over the age of 18 having served in the U.S. Armed Forces, most people know at least one person who is a veteran. But unless they are veterans themselves, most don’t understand what veterans face on the home front.
(BPT) - Here’s a $1 million idea: making breakfast and lunch at home every day instead of dining out can potentially yield seven figures in retirement savings.
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(NAPSI)—When it comes to your taxes, marriage changes everything. From choosing the correct filing status to determining what is and is not taxable, tax time can bring some unwanted stress if you’ve been recently married or divorced.
(NAPSI)—Many entrepreneurial hopefuls don’t know that having difficulty securing financing—or enough financing—doesn’t have to mean the end of their startup dream.
(BPT) - For many Americans, recent high-profile retail data breaches have been a wake-up call. Even those who never did business with the breached retailers might have found themselves wondering what they can or should do about data breach risks. While you can’t prevent a breach from occurring or even ensure you’re never caught in one, you can still do a number of things to help better protect yourself from one of the most serious potential consequences of a breach – identity theft.
(StatePoint) You may worry about what will happen to your house and property when you’re no longer willing or able to care for it -- particularly if you own property that has special meaning to you, such as a family home or woodlands. With so many options on the table, it’s important to research the facts, make important decisions and get paperwork started.
(Family Features) Whether you’ve bought a new house or are renting an apartment, you know that finding the perfect place to call home is just the beginning. Before you can settle in and begin enjoying your new surroundings, you have to actually get all of your stuff packed and moved.
(BPT) - Tax season is well underway, and many Americans expect to receive a refund, or have already gotten theirs. For many families, tax season is just one part of a broader financial picture for an overall budget.