Making Clear Financial Goals: 10 Questions to Ask As You Plan Your Retirement

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Nobody wants to go backward in their lifestyle once they reach retirement. Planning for your future financial goals is essential to living the kind of lifestyle you’ve already found yourself enjoying. So many retirees today are finding themselves stuck with as little as $60,000 or less in savings and a very meager pension. You don’t want that to be you. Here are 10 great questions to get you started on making clear financial goals for your future: 1.     What kind of disposable income

Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

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Sexual violence is a very serious public health problem that affects millions of women and men. However, research done by the Crimes Against Children Research Center showed that 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse. These children who are the victims of prolonged sexual abuse usually develop low self-esteem, a feeling of worthlessness and an abnormal or distorted view of sex. The child may also become withdrawn and mistrustful of adults. In honor of April being Sexual

The Cost of Coffee and Creature Comforts

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It’s fine to occasionally cave in with a little indulgence, right? Well, it depends on how often that’s done. It’s amazing how much a weekly impulse buy can add up. At the end of the year, convenience purchases like coffee, candy, and gum can really make a huge dent in a family’s budget: hundreds if not thousands of dollars! Let’s say you buy a Dunkin Donuts medium coffee every week. That’s an average of $98.28 by the end of the year for skipping breakfast at home. And, if you’re

The New Summer Job for Kids is the Stock Market

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As traditional summer jobs fade away, teens have other opportunities to earn   For generations when school let out for summer vacation teens left the classroom and headed for local restaurants, gas stations, swimming pools and grocery stores to earn spending money at a summer job. But, the percentage of kids working over the summer has dropped. Pew Research Center reports that in 2014 less than one-third of teens had a job. While some of the decline has been attributed to more teens participating

21 Bachelorette Party Ideas for Every Bride Personality

You are throwing your best girlfriend and the future Mrs. a bachelorette party that she won’t forget. Be sure to catch her off guard with these unique bachelorette party ideas. You want to show the future bride that you know how to throw a fun bachelorette party and have everyone talking about it for days. Remember to pick a theme or activity that best suits her personality. The following are ideas that will guarantee smiles and long lasting memories. Cheers to the new bride! The Sweet and
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