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Archive Monthly Archives: October 2016

What is FERPA and how does it impact me?

What happened? we went from being given daily updates on our kids school progress to quarterly semester report cards or, if you were lucky, – weekly email updates from Power School. Now the kids are off to college and you cannot access your child’s academic records without their permission. Wait a minute? What?  The Family Educational Rights […]

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How to Raise Successful Children

Love NPR-they are always giving out good info. They talked about this book and it sounds like something we can all use. “Why are traffic lights red, yellow and green?” When a child asks you a question like this, you have a few options. You can shut her down with a “Just because.” You can […]

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ITunes Scam

Here is another scam to watch out for. Never click on a link you can’t identify. Fraudsters are trying to get your money and this time, they are posing as Apple, Inc. to do it. With millions of iTunes users nationwide and thousands here in Cape Coral, the Cape Coral Police Department sent a warning […]

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4 Situations it makes sense to take Social Security Early

When should you take Social Security early?   The conventional wisdom about when to draw Social Security seems to be simple: the later the better. While you’re eligible to start drawing Social Security at age 62, your monthly benefit is reduced by 25 percent from what you would receive at your full retirement age (66 […]

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How to Deal with Stress

We all experience stress at some point. Why? Stress is your body’s response to changes in your life. Because life involves constant change (ranging from changing locations from home to work each morning to adapting to major life changes like marriage, divorce, or death of a loved one), there is no avoiding stress. This is […]

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