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Compassionate Friends hold candle light …

19-12-2014 Hits:50 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Compassionate Friends hold candle light vigil

On Sunday, December 14, at 7 p.m., people around the world lit candles to remember children who were taken too soon. The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle lighting is in its...

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Red Horse donates toys to Salvation Army

18-12-2014 Hits:106 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Red Horse donates toys to Salvation Army

Joseph Hall, Adam Whitaker, Molly Irwin, toy coordinator Heather Stouffer, Casey Vaughn and Salvation Army director Maureen Saponari. Members of the Red Horse Squadron donated toys to the Salvation Army on...

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Wreaths Across Ottawa County

18-12-2014 Hits:131 Around Ottawa County  - avatar Jasmine Cupp

Wreaths Across Ottawa County

Catawba Island Cemetery Wreaths Across America CeremonyPhoto by John Schaffner On Saturday, December 13, at 11 a.m., six cemeteries spanning across the county held ceremonies honoring fallen veterans. The ceremonies were...

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Investing is a marathon, not a sprint

If you look at investing in terms of an athletic event, it’s more of a marathon than a sprint. So as an investor, you can learn a few things from marathoners.

First, be prepared. Marathoners train for months, and sometimes years. As an investor, you can prepare by learning about different asset classes and risk factors.

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Help your children avoid student debt burden

It’s not so easy being a college kid these days. The job market for recent graduates has been shaky while, at the same time, students are leaving school with more debt than ever before. If you have children who will someday be attending college, should you be worried?

You might indeed have cause for concern. Americans now owe more on student loans than on credit cards, according to the Federal Bank of New York, the U.S. Department of Education and other sources. For the college class of 2011, the most recent year for which figures are available, the average student loan debt was about $26,500, according to the Institute for College Access and Success’s Project on Student Debt. 

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