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The Basics of Living Debt Free and Saving Money

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Eight years ago, I found out there were people out there who did not live with debt. Not only that, but these were people who actually SAVED money, or saved up for big purchases, and even put away money for retirement. Even more, these were people who were MY age. …

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Northern Nevada Pride-We Are Allies!

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Across the nation, Pride month usually takes place in June, but here in Northern Nevada our pride month takes place in July because it is part of our Artown program! I’m in love with Artown and I think it’s one of the most amazing things about living here. Every July, …

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Back-to-School Shopping? Don’t Forget the Floss!

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It’s hard to believe another summer break has come to a close for most of our kids, yet here it is. Though my own children are now in college, I will never forget the days of school supply lists and figuring out what they would be wearing on their first days …

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Recognizing Speech Delays in Your Child

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Kids are a hilarious, exceptional, a miracle. I give my 8-month old a leaf and she’s happy for about two hours to just wave it around in front of her face. She is growing every minute, every second, and watching her change and develop is so unbelievably exciting. All of …

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Testing the Waters at Silver Bear Swim School

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I didn’t learn to swim until I was 11 years old. I remember being frustrated when I went to the pool with my friends and I couldn’t hang out with them in the deep end as easily. There was one time, I remember trying to play “lifeguard” with my cousin and …

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