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To Salt Or Not To Salt: That Is The Question, but What Is The Answer?

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Americans love salt. It’s in the news, it’s in our food, and it’s a part of our culture. It’s estimated that the average American consumes more than 4,000 milligrams of sodium a day.

No More Cat and Mouse

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We are living in a time when everything is fast-paced or right at our fingertips. We use microwaves to make three minute meals, the internet to do shopping without leaving home, and we even can program our television to pause live events. Every single thing in our lives is easily accessible or instant.

It’s Never Too Early -- or Too Late -- to Save for College

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Every parent wants to give their children the best in life; for many parents, part of this equation is planning for their children’s college education. “It is never too early to start planning how you’ll help your child pay for college,” says Jane Ann Schiltz, vice president of marketing for Northwestern Mutual. One look at the cost of a college education and you know that the sooner you start saving money, the better.

Spencer for Hire :: Here Come the Adjustables

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Adjustable-rate mortgages are making a comeback in response to a steep rise in the cost of fixed-rate loans. But industry experts worry that borrowers who have enjoyed a long period of declining interest rates may be unaware of how risky ARMs can be in a rising rate environment.

No Time For Shallow Minds

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UC writer James Hicks responds to his critics in an ongoing debate.

By James Hicks


Recently I received several responses to an article I submitted to Urban Chic entitled “All Men Aren’t Dogs”. In this article I proposed that some women would be better off in their search for a perfect soul mate if they focused more on substance instead of collateral. I went on to say that simply because a man lives with his mother doesn’t mean that he is irresponsible and unworthy of successful romance and a long-term relationship.

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