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February 14, 2018 | Alvin Carlos, CFA, CFP®

How to Lower Your Student Loan Payments – And Fund a Trip to London

Are you struggling to pay off your student loans? So is our friend Katie. She’s from Kansas City, works for a social justice non-profit in DC, and is all fired up after finishing her graduate studies. However, Katie has accumulated $80,000 in federal student loan debt and $20,000 in private loans. She makes $70,000 a […]

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February 14, 2018 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Owing Back Taxes could Affect Passport Renewal

Starting in February 2018, individuals with “seriously delinquent tax debts” will be subject to a new set of provisions courtesy of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, signed into law in December 2015. The FAST Act requires the IRS to notify the State Department of taxpayers the IRS has certified as owing a seriously […]

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February 13, 2018 | Deborah Flores

6 Reasons Why Searching For Your Dream Job Is Like Dating

The further I get into the search for my dream job, the more I find the need to remind myself of the same six things. It wasn’t until I told myself these things for the tenth time that I realized how similar the search for a dream job is to dating. And luckily, as odd […]

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February 13, 2018 | Mary Ruth McGinn

Inspiration . . . Starting a Fire

In order to study an art museum setting for our original opera, we went on an excursion to The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. To visit this beautiful, vast space filled with paintings and sculptures from all over the world was a once in a lifetime experience for many. With eyes wide open, […]

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February 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

21 This Week: School Construction Costs, Takoma Park Street Names

Casey Aiken hosts the latest episode of 21 This Week. On this week’s show, Aiken and the panel discuss public schools’ funding request for school construction, controversy over youth tackle football in Maryland, and renaming of the streets in Takoma Park being considered by elected officials. This week’s panel of political observers includes Cynthia Rubenstein, Phil […]

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February 12, 2018 | Adina Crawford

We Started from the Bottom and Now We are Here

As I mentioned in my previous blog the small segment of Upper Montgomery County there are some amazing fitness stories of amazing ladies keeping their fitness journey at the forefront. Black Girls Run has groups all over the United States with one of the largest amount of runners in the DMV area which consists of […]

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February 12, 2018 | Suzanne Tobin

The ABCs for Brain Injury Survivors: G is for Gratitude

One thing I have done  since the beginning of my recovery from my brain injury is be grateful for any small step I can make to improve myself physically, mentally or spiritually. My first gratitude lists consisted of any small step I made in my physical progress. For example, as the experimental medication began to […]

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February 11, 2018 | Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Helping Your Teen Develop their Optimal Work Life Balance in Adulthood

Parents probably vary to some degree in their views on what an optimal work/life balance is. For some, it means being home for dinner every night and not working on the weekends. For others, it involves a strong work ethic, many long hours, and enjoying one’s job. Many teens participate in after school activities and […]

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February 11, 2018 | Phil Fabrizio

Hall of Fame Night at John F. Kennedy High School

Athletic Director George Awkard’s return to his alma mater, John F. Kennedy High School, has brought along a few new wrinkles.  One such wrinkle is the first inductees in JFK’s Hall of Fame (HOF) for 2017-2018. Four alumni graduates were introduced on Friday evening to a nicely packed Kennedy Gym between the Girls and Boys […]

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February 9, 2018 | Michelle Queen

21 This Week Preview

Watch a video preview of the next episode of 21 This Week, below: 21 This Week airs on Montgomery Channel 21 on Sundays at 11 a.m. and again at 7 p.m.; Mondays at noon and again at 8 p.m.; Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. and again at 8:30 p.m.

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