Archive for October, 2012

Travel

Cruising the South Pacific

Cruising the South Pacific

If you are a Survivor fan, you might have had a yearning to visit Vanuatu in the South Pacific.   Vanuatu’s 83 island’s offer a mix of fascinating tribal cultures and communities, beach getaways and some of the best scenery in the world. The underwater world is just as magnificent, with [...]

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Finances, Retirement

Evaluating Midlife Financial Health

Evaluating Midlife Financial Health

Middle age has arrived. It seems like only yesterday you were right out of college, struggling to pay off student loans, and starting life and a career. Now you wonder if you’re being a good boss, hoping the money spent on your children’s college will have been worth it, you’re [...]

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Experts, Finances

Some Basic Financial Products and Definitions

Some Basic Financial Products and Definitions

When a potential investor goes to visit a broker or other type of investment advisor, a great many terms can be thrown around. While these are terms that the broker deals with daily, an investor may not have heard many of them or—worse—has heard them but only has a vague [...]

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Finances

Five Ways to Weather the Financial Storm

Five Ways to Weather the Financial Storm

Times have been tough for the U.S. economy over the last few years, and the debt ceiling issue has not made things any easier. However, there are ways to help make sure that you don’t end up on the rocks in the financial storm. Here is some sound advice to [...]

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Experts, Health Tips

Vandana Shiva on Seeds of Humanity

Scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva explains how “everything begins with seed,” and addresses the perils of patenting them. Genetically modified seeds — considered “intellectual property” by the big companies who own the patents — are globally marketed to monopolize food production and profits. Opponents challenge the safety of GM seeds, [...]

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Finances

What Being Debt Free Might Mean for Your Future

What Being Debt Free Might Mean for Your Future

We live in a credit-based society, one where accumulating assets often coupled with accumulating accompanying debt. Buying a home? Sign on the line for a 30-year mortgage. New car? A bit of money down, plus a five-year loan. Starting a business? Visit your local bank for that small business loan. [...]

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