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Family Emergency Preparedness Checklist

It seems like every day on the news that we hear stories about a hurricane, flood, or wildfire creating massive damage in the U.S. and putting people out of their homes. Have you thought about how your family would...

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What to Check Before Buying a Used Car

With the new car market impacted by shipping delays, many people are choosing to buy used cars lately. And some people only purchase a used vehicle because it saves them money and lets the first owner figure out if it’s...

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Straight A’s and AP classes do not equal success for college students

I’ve been helping students prepare for college for about 20 years. From what I’ve seen many families put way too much importance on getting straight A’s and/or taking AP classes (ironically good grades alone aren’t...

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Should I Notify My Insurance Company About a New Puppy?

Having a new puppy join your household can change your life. The snuggles and kisses make getting up in the middle of the night for potty breaks worth it, but in the whirlwind of change, it’s easy to forget some...

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How to Tell if Your Child is Thriving at College

As parents, I think it’s natural to wonder if our child is doing ok being away from home. It’s also natural to miss them and hope they miss us too. But ultimately we want them to be happy and successfully adjust to...

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How To Help An Overwhelmed College Student

Parents – can you hear the stress hidden behind the empty words “everything’s ok” whispered by your child? Or can you make out the indiscernible words barely breaking through the sobbing? Or perhaps it’s just silence......

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How to Choose the Right Smart Security Camera

A security camera can help protect your property against intruders or provide evidence in the event of a break-in. But with all the technology available today, it can be tough to figure out which smart security camera...

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Things to Know When Shopping for Home and Auto Insurance

If you’re looking around for home or auto insurance, you may find the process confusing, especially if you’re new to buying coverage and aren’t familiar with the terminology. Here are five essential things you should...

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My Top 10 Tips To Help You Thrive During Your College Years

To all incoming college freshman, You’re no longer in high school. So that means if you were popular, smart, quiet, nerdy, the loner, or whatever in high school, that doesn’t mean that’s who you’ll be in college. You...

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7 Mistakes and Lessons I Wish Every Parent Knew

Here is a short list of some of the most common mistakes I see parents make every year when it comes to their child’s college dreams. 1. RELYING SOLELY ON SAT/ACT TEST SCORES College admissions have changed -...

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