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What can the construction industry learn from the motion picture industry?

Many of us take for granted the rating system used to indicate the appropriate audience for movies in the U.S. The interesting thing is that movie creators have no legal requirement to follow the Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) guidelines. Yet, they do.

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Kitchen Design for Independence

Many of us have a lot to change in our kitchens if we want to achieve our goal of lifelong independence. That’s why it’s important to include universal design at initial construction or to include accessibility when making renovations to our home.

A stethoscop sitting atop medical paperwork.

Paying for Nursing Home Care

The average length of stay in a nursing home is 2.5 years. Without long-term care insurance or a large savings, many people will receive financial assistance from state government agencies.

A chalkboard with "debt" written on it. Hand erasing the writing.

Debt Management

Many people face a financial crisis at some point in their life that can make it difficult to pay bills.

Frozen vegetable aisle at a grocery store.

Fresh May Not Always Be Best

To have a healthy diet all year long, consider all options (fresh, frozen, and canned) when it comes to eating fruits and vegetables.

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4 Tips for Managing Money on a Low-Income

The number of families in the United States whom are in poverty is increasing. Nearly one-third of all working families or 10.4 million families are considered low-income.

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Wise Spending Habits

Does your paycheck run out before the end of the month? Do you spend more than you earn? Your wants may possibly be getting in the way of your needs. Priorities will need to be set to help manage money. Almost everyone can find some expenses to cut or reduce.

retired couple sitting on a park bench overlooking a bluff.

Retirement Tips: Surviving the First Year

Retirement is one of the most important transitions a person will experience during their life. A little forethought can really help a person reconcile their new identify as a retired person.