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January 09, 2016

Planning for Retitrement
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If you or a family member is trying to plan for retirement, the process can be overwhelming. We talk to an expert who shares ways to simplify the decisions. Then, millions of child car seats were recalled for defects. But less than half were fixed. We talk to a child safety expert to get the facts every parent should know.
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Planning for Retirement
Even with her decades of experience in the field,Jane Bryant Quinn, personal finance journalist, syndicated columnist, author of How To Make Your Money Last: The Indispensable Retirement Guide found planning her own retirement overwhelming, so she set out to find answers. She explained how to determine how much money may be needed for retirement, how to greatly simplify investment decisions, and why communication between a husband and wife is so important in retirement planning.
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Safe Kids and Car Seats
Last year, more than six million car seats were recalled for a safety defect, yet fewer than half of them were fixed. Kate Carr, President and CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide, a nonprofit organization working to prevent childhood injury outlined her organization’s concerns and explained why so many recalled car seats were not repaired. She noted that 80 percent of parents believe car seat registration cards are important, but only 42 percent return the card.
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Teaching History
For years, the teaching of history and civics has taken a back seat to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education. Testing has found that only 18 percent of 8th graders are deemed “proficient” or better in history; only 23 percent in civics or government. Roger Beckett, Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio explained why he believes the founding documents of our country should be essential reading for every American, especially students.
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