In May, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and honor all of the educators who are preparing students for the future. Social Security knows that a well-informed instructor is usually the be…

Every year since 1963, the President has officially designated a National Small Business Week to honor the contributions of entrepreneurs. This is a perfect time for us to renew our commitment…

LANSING, Mich. – Routine childhood immunizations protect children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases by the age of two. During National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), the Michigan Departme…

At a time in our democracy when disinformation, half-truths and intentional misdirection are rampant, it cannot be more critical to find reliable methods of maintaining an informed citizenry.

Probably all of you are familiar with that famous old commercial for Smucker’s Jam with the memorable tag line: “With a name like Smucker’s, it’s got to be good!”

Tax time is fast approaching. Preparing your documents can seem overwhelming. Some forms and paperwork might be difficult to track down. Social Security has made it easy to track down your ann…

You’re not alone if your heart pounds when you see a letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in your mailbox. While some lucky filers get sent a letter because they’re due a larger refu…

So what’s the latest breaking news? I mean, news that trumps Trump, Comey, North Korea, the Russians, the GOP health care bill, March Madness and all the national and international events of t…

Teaching personal finance topics can be immensely rewarding because the lessons are often immediately applicable to many students’ lives. Whether you’re comparing financial products, creating …

As all of my readers know, I’m crazy about animals. And not just my five cats. I adore dogs as well. And you might remember my columns about the two baby possums I mothered for a memorable few…

Halloween’s sneaking up on us, and I’m ready. Got my chocolate marshmallow pumpkins, my stash of ghoulish decorations, my horrible hag mask — and my favorite campy horror flicks.

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