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What is a Planned Gift? CDC Foundation has the answer

Posted in Beyond Finances on August 28, 2019

A planned gift is typically a legacy gift you make to charity from assets rather than income as a part of your financial or estate plan. Often a planned gift requires more thought and planning, and you will involve an accountant, attorney or financial advisor in your decision-making. 

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Kaiser Permanente nurse Julia Olivier makes a difference to patients and team members Receives Atlanta Business Chronicle 2019 Healthcare Hero Award in the Nurse Category

Posted in Beyond Finances on August 28, 2019

Julia Olivier began her nursing career in high school when she was just 16 years old as a Certified Nursing Assistant. And after about 40 years, her time, experience, and expertise are just a few of the reasons she was recognized by Atlanta Business Chronicle receiving the 2019 Healthcare Hero Award in the Nurse Category.

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Buying and selling a home is complicated But do I really need to hire a real estate agent?

Posted in Borrowing Money on July 29, 2019

Perhaps you’re finally ready to take the plunge and buy your first house or maybe you’re already a seasoned homeowner and your family has outgrown your current house and it’s time to move. Once you’ve decided it’s time…what do you do next?

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Changes are coming to your Thrift Savings Plan Here's what you need to know

Posted in Saving, Investing & Retiring on July 25, 2019

You’ll soon have more options with your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account. Whether you’re counting down the days to retirement or plan to work for several more years, it’s important to know you’ll have flexibility when you need your money.


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Atlanta Business Chronicle honors Healthcare Heroes' ‘Rising Star' Chris Hermann: Clean Hands – Safe Hands reduces healthcare-associated infections

Posted in Beyond Finances on July 25, 2019

One in every 31 patients contracts an infection related to a hospital stay, and historically around 10 percent of those patients die from the infection. The remedy can be as easy as washing hands. Ensuring that healthcare providers clean their hands frequently is the best way to reduce these infections.

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Considering an alternative fuel vehicle for your next purchase? Here are some things to consider

Posted in Borrowing Money on July 25, 2019

Many years ago when one thought about the future of vehicles, perhaps many envisioned a scene from the popular futuristic cartoon, The Jetsons, with spaceship-like, personal vehicles zipping through the sky. But we all know that hasn’t happened…yet. However, we have made some strides when it comes to alternative fuel vehicles.

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It’s time to get ready for back to school How to fit the cost of ‘back to school’ in your budget

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on July 1, 2019

It seems the summer just got started and it’s time to talk about going back to school. Over the next few weeks, parents and their students will be getting ready for the first day of the school year. As a parent, have you ever thought about what it really costs to get your kids back to school?

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How can you beat the summer heat? Water balloons can help, but play it safe

Posted in Beyond Finances on June 28, 2019

If you’ve ever spent a summer in the Atlanta area, you know how very hot Atlanta summers can get. But what can you do to beat the heat? If you’re not near a pool or other body of water, you’re options may be limited. But there is an option – fun and refreshing water balloons!

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We all know paying for college can be expensive Here are some ways to pay for school without breaking the bank

Posted in Spending & Managing Money on June 26, 2019

One day you’re holding your new born baby and the next thing you know that same child is graduating high school and going off to college. The time goes by fast. And we all know how astronomical the cost of college can be, but the last thing we as parents want to do is saddle our kids with a large sum of debt as they’re launching into the new world of adulting. So what are students and parents to do?

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Thinking about refinancing your mortgage? Here are some reasons you might consider it

Posted in Borrowing Money on June 24, 2019

Refinancing is when a homeowner gets a new mortgage to replace a current one. The goal of refinancing is usually to get a better term or a better rate. During the process the original loan is paid off and a new loan is established.

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