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Community Triumphs Over Hate

After the horrendous cold-blooded murders of nine parishioners and clergy during Bible study at the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, the families of the victims astonished many by their reaction of heartbreaking forgiveness. The evil perpetrator intended to start a race war with his actions but the actual effect of his massacre and the admirable reaction by the congregation was to draw people together in solidarity. It deepened the commitment of each of us to overcome our differences and fight hatred together. The powerful result of this camaraderie can … Continue reading

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Father’s Day and the Changing Role of Dads

A big shout out to all husbands and fathers on their special day! According to Pew Research analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, the number of dads who don’t work outside the home has doubled over the past 25 years. In 2010 this category reached its highest point-over 2 million-just after the official end of the Great Recession. Since that time the numbers are slightly lower due to a decline in unemployment. These Mr. Moms represent 16% of all at-home parents. Roughly a quarter of them report they can’t find a … Continue reading

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whose couch is it anyway?

Remember when the word boomerang conjured playful images of thrown sticks coming back to you? Those times are long gone. These are the opening words of our new book, Whose Couch Is It Anyway? Moving Your Millennial, which looks at the boomerang phenomenon through the stories of five families whose Millennial kids have returned home. These families are not alone – over 20 million young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 are living with their parents today, an all-time high. The causes of their return to the nest … Continue reading

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Millennials, taxes and politics

With income taxes due today, many U. S. citizens are coming face to face with the challenges of a still-lagging economy. Tax day is never pleasant but this year, with additional anxieties raised by disturbing world events, financial uncertainty reigns. Millennials, particularly, are struggling due to their high numbers of unemployment and underemployment – as well as the over $1.6 trillion they carry, as a group, in student loan debt. Into this environment, four candidates have officially thrown their hats in the ring for the 2016 Presidential election: Marco Rubio, … Continue reading

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