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Money management for teens.

August 30, 2015
Money management for teens.

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville,www.erindoan.com. For many teenagers, living on their own at college is a major reality check. While 71% of teens feel confident in their money-managing skills, many lack practical experience.1 Teach your child how to make sound financial decisions — without your help. Here are three important lessons in money management for…

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Understanding Social Security

August 24, 2015
Understanding Social Security

Investment Matters. Sponsored by Mike Heckman, Ameriprise Financial Services, 121 E Ludington Ave Ludington, MI 49431; 231-425-4308; www.ameripriseadvisors.com. Over 60 million people today receive some form of Social Security benefits, including approximately 39 million individuals age 65 or older. (Source: Fast Facts & Figures about Social Security, 2012) But Social Security is more than just a retirement program. Its scope…

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Maintaining your car’s maintenance schedule.

August 22, 2015
Maintaining your car’s maintenance schedule.

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville,www.erindoan.com. According to 2015 data from the Car Care Council, 84% of vehicles surveyed required immediate service. Among the issues: low or dirty oil, contaminated air filters and inadequate coolant levels. Neglecting preventive auto maintenance means easy fixes can become expensive repairs down the road. Why is preventive maintenance important? It…

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Will they stay or will they go? The House affair.

August 16, 2015
Will they stay or will they go? The House affair.

The Mitten Memo. A blog by Nick Krieger.  By now, you’ve probably heard about Lansing’s most recent scandal involving state representatives Todd Courser (R-Lapeer) and Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell).  Rumors of the extramarital affair between Courser and Gamrat had been circulating since spring. The story became more salacious earlier this month when The Detroit News released audio recordings of Courser, Gamrat,…

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Family cookouts and food safety.

August 16, 2015
Family cookouts and food safety.

Good Neighbor Tips from Erin Doan, State Farm Insurance, Scottville,www.erindoan.com. Keep food safety in mind when cooking outdoors this summer. Each year, an estimated 128,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized due to foodborne illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1. Protect everyone at your next picnic with these food prep, storage and cooking tips. Packing…

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