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    Men and women share similar goals for retirement: security, a comfortable lifestyle, time with family, and hopefully a nice vacation here or there. But, the journey toward that goal can differ for women, who need to take into account a few unique factors including lifespan, lifetime earnings, and a traditionally more conservative approach to investing.

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    Meaningful Photos

    How to capture more meaningful family photos Written by Laura Richards, Laura Richards Photography Every Christmas morning, I would wait at the top of the stairs with my brother and sister until Christmas “started.” This meant that Mom and Dad were downstairs, ready to go with the camcorder (remember those big, bulky things with actual cassette tapes in them?). “Okay, come down!” Dad would yell. And for the rest of the morning, our Christmas together was documented, even the quiet parts when we were just opening new underwear. I guess you could say that memory-capturing was a big part of our family, with an antique chest full of photographs to…

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    Financial Tips for Growing Families How to maintain your family’s finances now & well into the future. Presented by Member One Federal Credit Union Whether you have a new baby on the way or already have children in your household, being financially stable should be a top priority. As vacation season winds down and the school routine ramps up, it’s a perfect time to reexamine your family’s financial situation to ensure you’re on track. We’re here to offer tips for setting your family up for success now and into the years ahead. Ensure your household finances are stable. While it can be tough to determine what to make a financial…

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    Back to School: Feeding the Family

    Feeding the Family Healthy, easy options for chaotic back-to-school evenings! Written by Hayleigh Worgan  Getting everyone around the table for a dinner together is hard enough—and weekends are often packed full once school starts. That’s why we love meal delivery subscriptions! They make feeding the family, or a few friends, a much easier experience. Check out our favorites below, and let us know yours on our Facebook page.  First up is Purple Carrot! We love that this delivery service is plant-based. Their website suggests they are perfect for the “Balanceatarian.” Don’t worry, we know that’s not in the dictionary. According to Purple Carrot, it means “a person who adopts a…

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    Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?  Being disaster-ready is easy. Follow our few simple tips. Presented by Member One Federal Credit Union From tornadoes to house fires and floods—all are disasters that can devastate our lives. If you’re ever in one of these situations, the last thing you want to be doing is picking up the disorganized pieces when a little preparation could have helped alleviate some of the chaos. Hopefully you’ll never experience a disaster, but if you do, our tips on what to collect and how to keep important documents safe could help put your mind at ease if the unexpected happens.  Collect key documents. This includes personal identification for…

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    Bella Finds: Supernatural Kitchen!

    Spring and Easter are right around the corner, and bring cupcakes and goodies along with them! Supernatural Kitchen offers plant-based food coloring with no artificial colors. Just mix the vegan and gluten free powder in some water, and you’re good to go! Color icing, cookie mix, and cake batter to make your deserts fun and festive. And to top off those goodies add some of their soy-free, plant-based sprinkles. Choose ‘white sequins’ for a simple toping, or ‘rainbow starfetti’ for a fun and colorful addition. You can order from their website, www.supernaturalkitchen.com, where they also offer recipes for Ombre pancakes, Sunny Day cake, and even a tip on how to…

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    Earth Girl Wellness: Eat Healthy!

    One of the questions Earth Girl most frequently gets asked is, “How do I encourage my household to eat healthier?” It is a great question and one with a variety of solid answers. It is usually best to provide feedback that is specifically tailored to each individual household since every family has a unique dynamic. Homes all have varying interest or talents to prepare meals, various schedules from serene to hectic, and everyone places a different emphasis on food in their budgets. However, there are three basic suggestions every household can implement immediately to ensure success. 1) Place healthy, easy-to-eat foods within arms reach every day. It is not unusual…

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    Simple Sheet Pan Suppers

    At times, spending hours in the kitchen can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, even for avid home cooks, a busy weeknight isn’t one of those times. Fortunately, solutions like sheet pan suppers make it easy to create dishes with exceptional flavor depth that come together quickly and clean up just as fast. Keeping a variety of vegetables on hand makes it simple to pull together a family meal. Onions, for example, are versatile, flavorful, easy to store, have a long shelf-life and are available year-round from U.S. growers. An added benefit when cooking with onions is that you’re serving up a good source of fiber. For more tasty recipes…