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Quick Fix: How To Patch a Hole in Drywall

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One of my favorite all time TV shows is Home Improvement. In the show, the main character, Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, played by Tim Allen, is the host of a show called Tool Time. Tim is passionate about tools and fixing things, but is completely inept at it. … Continue reading…

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Avoiding Temptation: Business Travel Tips for the Family Man

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Travel and family go hand in hand when the destination is Disney, the beach, or camping in the great national parks. But the equation changes in a hurry when dad hits the road four days a week, flies to Vegas for conferences, or has to stay overnight somewhere when … Continue reading…

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5 Financial Red Flags That Can Sink Your Family

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The joke – and it’s an old one – goes like this: Fred receives a windfall of $1,000. He asks a friend what’s the best thing to do with his money. “Open a checking account,” his friend said. “Then, whenever you need some money, you just write out a … Continue reading…

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The Pressure at Work is Overwhelming

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The email hits your inbox and fills you with dread. The results shown on the attached spreadsheet are not surprising, but still tough to view. Your sales numbers are low for the third quarter in a row. Seeing your name at the bottom of the sales team is unsettling. The … Continue reading…

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Confronting Crazy Sports Parents

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Growing up a die hard sports fan in Philadelphia, I have seen plenty of bad behavior from fans. Despite what is portrayed in the media about my home city, bad fan behavior is everywhere, even at little league games. Watching adults getting unruly at professional sporting events and berating … Continue reading…

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