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Get the most BANG for your BUCK with your Tax Refund or Bonus

Get the most BANG for your BUCK with your Tax Refund or Bonus

What's the best way to use a tax refund or bonus? The answer depends on your individual financial situation. Once you have a monthly spending plan (budget) in place, you can decide if you would benefit the most by...

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Volunteering; benefit yourself and the community

Volunteering; benefit yourself and the community

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful, or perfect. You just have to care enough and be there”. - Anonymous

A phenomenon called “The Happiness Effect” shows a direct correlation between volunteering and happiness. Many studies have proven this effect. Most recently, the London School of Economics conducted a massive study that measured…

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The Impact of Praise on Youth Development

The Impact of Praise on Youth Development

Aristotle said “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference”. Today, over 2,000 years later, we are still attempting to find the best ways to mentor our youth so that they grow into successful, happy human beings. As parents, teachers, mentors, or even community members, how do we start forming these good habits in our youth? Inherently, the answer is to praise our children for the good they have done.

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Mental Health: Should It Matter To Your Employer?

Mental Health: Should It Matter To Your Employer?

“Leave it (your home life) at the door” is something many employees are told. Regardless of what happens before you get to work, what stressors you are encountering, or your mood, you are expected to put a smile on your face and get the job done. But what happens when you are experiencing mental health symptoms? How do you heal and move forward if you are ignoring your thoughts, feelings and emotions…

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When are teens ready to truly assume adulthood?

When are teens ready to truly assume adulthood?

In our culture, multiple milestones are associated with reaching adulthood. Singularly, or en masse, they can be legal, physical, emotional, financial and/or cultural attainments or achievements. Some of these milestones are foist upon us without choice. Others we seek out or are steered into with some measure of intent or compliance.

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