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How To Qualify For A Pell Grant

I’ve researched several ways to make college more affordable, including going to community college, using tax credits, and using CLEP exams.  I’ve generally discounted the idea of getting a Pell grant, because this government program that gives up to $5,815 per year to students is geared towards low income families. …

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Is 70 The New Retirement Age?

I just came across this article entitled “Is 70 the new retirement age?” and I imagined that it would be an article focused on baby boomers who didn’t save any money or on people who love their jobs and don’t plan to retire until they are essentially forced out. It …

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How To Prepare For A House Fire

In 2013 there were 1.2 million fires in the U.S. which resulted in 3,240 fatalities and over 15,000 injuries.  Virtually all of these deaths could have been prevented.  Overall I think I am fairly safety conscious and I also have a bit of a prepper streak in me. The consequences …