Reducing Costs in the Restaurant Business   
Sep18

Reducing Costs in the Restaurant Business   

 I’ve always wanted to own a restaurant. This year, that dream became a reality for me. I’m super excited about my new business but also very nervous. I know that a lot of restaurants fail early on, and I’m afraid that mine is in danger of becoming one of those. I know that new businesses don’t always take off right away, but I’m not happy with the way the cash flow is looking in my business right now,...

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Boats and Your Budget
Sep18

Boats and Your Budget

I’m starting to get into fishing. I was never into it as a kid, but now that I’m an adult and on my own, I have been fishing on weekends to unwind. I love it, even if I’m not all that great (yet)! I have a bit of disposable income, so I’ve been thinking about getting a boat to fish out of. I’m not really sure how much I should budget for a boat, though. I don’t have enough for a really fancy thing,...

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Getting Your Settlement Money
Sep18

Getting Your Settlement Money

How do settlements work? I feel so confused. I was involved in a court case that ended before we got to court. My lawyer seemed to know what he was doing, but I’ve felt out of the loop ever since things started moving toward a settlement. It all happened pretty fast, and suddenly it was all wrapped up. We weren’t going to court, and I was going to get a settlement instead. But the settlement hasn’t given me a bunch...

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Types of Counseling Jobs
Sep10

Types of Counseling Jobs

I’ve been struggling with declaring a major. I love the idea of helping people, but I’m not sure that the traditional medical route is for me. A friend of mine is pursuing a degree in counseling, but I don’t know enough about it yet to make my decision. Experts, please help! Being a teen can be tough, and there’s recent evidence to show that it may be getting even tougher. Recent data collected by health insurance companies reveals...

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Being a Better Connoisseur
Sep04

Being a Better Connoisseur

College should be a time of experimentation and experience, right? I should get out knowing a lot more about the world than when I went in, not only because I have taken a bunch of classes, but also because I have taken advantage of everything I can, right? I’ve always been a pretty picky eater. I want to change that in college. I only just starting drinking coffee, drinking wine, trying curries, and eating cucumbers (which I never...

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Festooning Your First Apartment
Sep04

Festooning Your First Apartment

I finally have a place to myself! After two years of dorm life I have moved to a little studio near campus. It is great, for what it is, and I want to make it perfect, because I definitely want to stay here for a few more years. I am very serious about decorating, and now that I have my own space, I’m imagining all sorts of ways to liven it up. It is a studio, so it is pretty small, but creativity requires constraints, right? What are...

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