• June 27, 2016

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5 Steps to Declare Your Financial Independence

(StatePoint) This Fourth of July, let freedom ring. Financial freedom, that is. Whatever your vision is of financial independence, having strong credit is fundamental, potentially impacting borrowing, and even routine matters, such as having utilities connected, getting a cell phone or even applying for a job.

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Wednesday 06/22/2016
Educational Game Lets You Raise A Hog To See If You Bring Home The Bacon
Updated: June 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—The nation’s youth can go hog wild and bring a pig to market—all in a quick visit to their local fairgrounds. For the fourth consecutive year, CME Group and National 4-H Council are sponsoring the interactive Commodity Carnival booth at 150 county and state fairs to teach youth about the risks of raising and bringing a farm animal to market. This year, that animal is a hog.

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Monday 06/20/2016
High School Graduates: Sign Up Jobs And Grants
Updated: June 21, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—According to the U.S. Department of Education, some 3.2 million high school students are expected to graduate this year. If any of them is a young man you care about, first, congratulations, and second, there’s an important step he needs to take to qualify for many kinds of jobs and scholarships: registering with the Selective Service.

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Thursday 06/16/2016
5 ways to earn extra money on the side
Updated: June 24, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - Whether you’re a college student, a stay-at-home parent or have a full-time job, there’s always room in the budget for a little extra cash. Maybe you’re saving for a particular goal or you’re simply looking for a little more spending money. Thanks to the internet, it’s now easier than ever to earn some extra income in your spare time.

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Biotech Companies Remain the "It" Stock to Have in Your Portfolio
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 2:31 pm

(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If investors have learned anything from Wall Street in recent years, it's how finicky the market can be. While there is no "sure thing" when it comes to investing, analysts agree that biotech companies remain a solid opportunity.

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What You Should Know About Your Chip Card
Updated: June 17, 2016 - 2:30 am

(NAPSI)—Hundreds of millions of chip cards have been distributed to help strengthen the security of the U.S. payments system. Instead of swiping these cards, you’ll be asked to insert your card in the terminal and keep it there until prompted to remove. Whether you’re using one for the first time or are getting used to the subtle differences between chip and magnetic stripe, here are a few things to keep in mind.

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Wednesday 06/15/2016
When is the best time to invest - or not?
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(BPT) - The stock market has ridden a roller coaster this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), a stock market index comprised mostly of “blue-chip stock” companies, swung down and then up by 2,000 points between Jan. 1 and mid-April.

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Synthesis Of 100 School Choice Studies Finds Positive Outcomes
Updated: June 16, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—As school choice programs in the states continue to grow, researchers look to empirical evidence to find out whether they are working.

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Friday 06/10/2016
Consider Annuities For Dependable Retirement Income
Updated: June 11, 2016 - 2:31 am

(NAPSI)—More than 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 today, and about 10,000 more will cross that threshold every day for the next 13 years. Few of them, however, will take the time to adequately plan for the next phase of their lives.

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The Four Tops to perform at Metroplex’s Gold Star Gala
Posted: June 26, 2016

The vocal quartet that helped shape the Motown sound of the ‘60s and sang, “I Can’t Help Myself,” The Four Tops, will be performing live at the Gold Star Gala black tie affair this year.

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Children invited to have ‘Soda Pop with a Cop’
Posted: June 25, 2016

Children can have a “Soda Pop with a Cop” today from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chick-fil-A in Killeen, 1400 E. Central Expressway.

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