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Most parents know they need to plan ahead for their child’s future college education, but few have a financial plan in place. The cost of four years at an in-state public university averages $35,000-$40,000 (not including books and living expenses). Private universities average more than twice that sum, while out-of-state schools can run even higher. For parents who enroll their children in a 529 plan, the savings have several advantages. First, you control the investment and can choose investments that are liquid and easily converted to cash if needed. Second, earnings on contributions grow tax-deferred –- no income tax on…

Women’s History Month in March of every year encourages women to share their stories about others that have inspired them and allowed them to break down barriers. Several women employees at BCFS Health and Human Services recently shared their thoughts about women that have shaped their journey. The organization is a global nonprofit that offers a range of capabilities including assisting adults with disabilities, helping youth in foster care, and aiding families in crisis. Karen Thaxton, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, discussed various women mentors she’s encountered and learned from over the years. She says many friends and colleagues…

There are a group of people who call themselves Doomsday Preppers and they dedicate a lot of their life and their earnings to preparing themselves for a potential world crisis. Be it a zombie apocalypse, the arrival of aliens, a nuclear attack, a world war or perhaps even a pandemic which threatens the lives of everyone, these men and women are trained and ready for whatever the world throws at them. Rising S is a business which offers shelters that can be lived in for many months should something like this happen and if you look at the Rising S…

Firearm safety in America is a huge topic of conversation.  The National Rifle Association has the tireless job of spreading knowledge about some of the most dangerous weapons available to the public.   If you choose to have your own firearm, it’s crucial that you know how to safely handle and store it.  If you have children, your knowledge becomes even more important.  Take a moment now to start learning a bit about firearms, and check out a brief look at a few foundational instructions in firearm safety.   Pay attention to the muzzle The muzzle of your gun should never be…

If you would like to be a better scriptwriter then we have some great exercises for you which are going to significantly improve you ability to write conversations, to develop characters and which will help your overall creativity. Every single scriptwriter needs to practice so never think that you shouldn’t, even the great writers like Roger Wolfson has spoken about the level to which he practices on top of his already busy workload, and if it is good enough for someone of that level, it is good enough for all of us. If you seriously wish to improve, here’s some…