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Unemployment and Depression

Sacrificing for Service: Military Spouses Can Break Free from Unemployment and Depression

How Unemployment and Depression Affect Military Spouses Everyone knows that people get down in the dumps when they are out of work, but did you know the “out-of-work-blues” can become full-blown depression that often requires medication to resolve? Unemployment and depression have strong ties. While recent unemployment rates for the United States hover around 4.1 […]

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beauty bias

Beauty Bias Can Blemish (or Boost) Your Career

Beauty Bias: The Ugly Truth Right or wrong, the reality is that when you put your best face forward, it positively impacts your bottom line. While being too pretty backfires and results in the “bimbo effect,” research shows that 84% of managers operate under beauty bias. Most perceive younger-looking workers as “more tech-savvy, cheaper, and […]

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retiring abroad

Retiring Abroad: Does Your Wanderlust Make Financial Sense?

Retiring Abroad May be Better When You’re Older, Wiser- and Richer While in college, did you ever dream of spending a year abroad? You might have hoped to study Spanish in Mexico, or perhaps you wanted to master art and architecture in Italy, or maybe you even considered college in China to learn engineering. Perhaps […]

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Curing America’s Obesity Epidemic

A Radical Approach to Curing America’s Obesity Epidemic

Curing America’s Obesity Epidemic May Look Different (and Younger?) than We Thought Several months ago, I had this strange encounter with my high school-aged daughter. It was a bit of an “aha” moment that sparked a lot of other ideas about food, health and how we might tackle some of our biggest health problems. I […]

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Non-Traditional Investing Advice for Boomers

Life After Bonds: Non-Traditional Investing Advice for Boomers

Supporting Longevity in the Long Term People are living longer than ever before in history. Thanks to advancements in health care and an ever-increasing focus on wellness, many are living long enough to watch their great-grandchildren grow up. While this is great news, it means that people now need more funds than they ever anticipated […]

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What a Racket

What a Racket: Tales of Equifax, Experian and TransUnion

The Protection Racket Equifax, Experian and TransUnion don’t have your back. I’ve been trying to come up with some new business ideas. It’s really hard, though. Technology is changing so fast, you know? Well, I finally came up with a good one. I’m going to start my own security firm. I’m going to install burglar […]

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What are GMOs

What are GMOs? Let’s Explore the History, Myths and Issues

With the recent release of the pro-GMO documentary, Food Evolution by Scott Hamilton Kennedy, the safety and labeling concerns of genetically modified organisms (“GMOs”) have been thrust back into the limelight on social media and other political forums. So, what are GMOs? Since it is a complicated and often misunderstood topic, I thought it good […]

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Financial Poise Radio

Episode 81 with Ethan Knight – Co-Founder of the American Gap Association

Gap Year: using a year between high school and college in particular ways in order to maximize the value of college. In Episode 81, Chris Cahill talks Gap Year with Ethan Knight, co-founder of the American Gap Association. The AGA serves as a comprehensive resource for those interested in the programmatic Gap Year’s instructional, experiential, and adventuresome qualities.

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