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COMMON “CENTS”: Financial Tips for Couples

January 10, 2013 Leave a comment

http://www.techyville.com/2013/01/news/common-cents-financial-tips-for-couples/

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by Ryan Mack

With all the media chatter about “Kim-YE” I thought it appropriate to discuss our own personal relationships. Yes…we all know that Kim and Kanye West are both multimillionaires, but do you know

the financial picture of the person you are dating?

Money should never be a divider in relationships yet the majority of all divorces are due to disagreements over financial matters. Why is this? It is my contention it is not the financial irresponsibility itself, because many of us including myself have made financial mistakes. However, it is the SURPRISE of that additional bank account loaded with money that was kept secret, that unknown poor credit score, or that irresponsible shopping addiction that causes financial turmoil and arguments in a relationship.

How do we solve this?

First, let me demonstrate a critical point by telling you this story: There was a little boy who saw an elderly man sitting on a bench with a dog. The little boy walked up to the man and said,

“Hey old man…does your dog bite?” Read more…

News Flash: Pets in the House Can Keep Your Newborns Free of Disease

July 11, 2012 Leave a comment

http://mybrownbaby.com/2012/07/news-flash-pets-in-the-house-can-keep-your-newborns-free-of-disease/

by Denene Millner

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By NICK CHILES

This is one that will surely stop new mothers in their tracks: Infants that live with a dog in the house are healthier than those who don’t. Why? Because of all the germs, silly!

That’s right. The germs that dogs track into the house—particularly dogs who spend as much as 18 hours a day outside—help newborns build up immunities that allow babies to more easily ward off illness, such as ear infections, the bane of every new mom and dad’s existence.

The findings were reported in the medical journal Pediatrics, which published the results of the study of 397 children who lived in rural and suburban Finland.

The dogs, and to a lesser extent cats, helped the babies ward off respiratory tract infections and ear infections during their first year of life.

“The children having dogs at home were healthier, they had less ear infections and they needed less antibiotics,” said Eija Bergroth, the study’s lead author and a pediatrician affiliated with Kuopio University Hospital in Kuopio, Finland. Read more…

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