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    10 Reasons Why It's Better To Be a Man

    1. Men are bigger and stronger I know, because I’ve lost arm-wrestling matches to even the puniest ones. The reason for the variance in size? Natural selection. You see, men had to compete with one another for female mates, which weeded out the weaker ones. The result? A man will rarely have to struggle with opening a jar, lifting furniture or ...
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    10 Reasons Why It's Better To Be a Woman

    1. In this recession, you are more likely to keep your job. A lot of people are losing their jobs right now, but it is disproportionately affecting us men. In February 2008 the unemployment rate for men and women who had gone to college but did not graduate was the same: 4.1 percent. Today it's 8.9 percent for men but only ...
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    The ABCs of Managing Money

    Budgeting isn't always easy - but it doesn't have to be impossible. And it's worth it. You'll live with less worry now, and endure less headache later on. Luckily, the Geezeo blog has come up with some basic money management strategies that are as simple as ABC. Follow their guidelines to squash your debt, start saving, and stop wasting money. ...
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    Fire Crew on 9/11 Trip Reaches New York

    Fire Crew on 9/11 Trip Reaches New York
    Four Gig Harbor firefighters plan to pick up a piece of steel from the destroyed World Trade Center today in New York, marking the turn-around point of their cross-country excursion. The crew had to adjust its route because of storms in the Midwest, but other than that, the trip went relatively smoothly, according to updates posted on Gig Harbor Fire & ...
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    Faceoff: Which Sex Has It Better?

    Faceoff: Which Sex Has It Better?
    Gender stereotypes abound. But there’s no doubt about it – men and women are different. And we’ve all wondered, at one point or another, what life was like for the opposite sex. With so much misunderstanding between the sexes, we set out to dispel the myths and separate fact from fiction. Except, we’re shaking things up a little. Instead of the ...
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    Wildfire-Prevention Measure Creates Wildfire

    Wildfire-Prevention Measure Creates Wildfire
    A wood chipping operation, to grind up trees that had been previously cut to mitigate the potential of a wildland fire triggered last Thursday's Rifle Fire east of Fort Stanton. The wildland fire went on to scorch 600 acres of land. Some sort of "equipment" had initially been listed as the cause of the Rifle Fire by New Mexico's State Forestry ...
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
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    Make Your Taxes Less Taxing: Tips and Tricks

    Make Your Taxes Less Taxing: Tips and Tricks
    Taxes are overwhelming and complicated. There is form after form and it gets tough to keep them all straight. The most painful part, however, is seeing the toll it takes on you wallet. TurboTax, Military.com and FireLink have brought you expert financial advice to make your taxes as painless as possible and hopefully save a lot of money in the process. ...
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    How Much Money Should You Save for Retirement?

    How Much Money Should You Save for Retirement?
    Have questions about planning for retirement? Our Money Mentors have some answers. They aren't financial pros. They're ordinary folks who, as retirees, manage their own finances. Their nest eggs, excluding their homes, vary from a couple hundred thousand dollars to $2 million. The one thing they have in common is experience as retirees — and the desire to share the lessons ...
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    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?

    How Would You Spend a Raise or Bonus?
    When we asked Monster readers what they’d be most likely to splurge on if they got a big salary bump -- a new car, wardrobe or home entertainment technology -- the car topped the list with 51 percent of the votes, followed by the wardrobe with 30 percent and the home entertainment center at 18 percent. But quite a few readers ...
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    Fire Breaks Out After Lightning Strikes House

    Residents of duplex on Monongahela's Main Street were driven from their home Monday night after lightning struck the roof and started a fire. Firefighters responded 11:52 p.m. to 402 E. Main St. after property owner Dina Annesi, 81, reported a corner of the roof was burning. Annesi, who lives on the bottom floor, made it out safely, fire Chief Frank Hnatik ...
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    Meltdown 101: How Layoffs Affect Retirement Plans

    Meltdown 101: How Layoffs Affect Retirement Plans
    It's one of a heap of financial worries that come with a layoff: What happens to your company-sponsored retirement plan? The answer depends on how long you worked for the company, the amount you saved up and whether the money's in a 401(k) or a pension plan. For the most part, federal regulations protect retirement savings, even if a company goes ...
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    Personal Finance: 20 Dos & Don'ts for 2009

    Personal Finance: 20 Dos & Don'ts for 2009
    During the worst economic crisis in a lifetime, the right financial decisions are crucial. BusinessWeek asked financial planners for some advice on what to do—or not to do—with your money in the New Year. As we bid farewell to a dreadful 2008, these "resolutions" may help keep your finances on the right track in 2009: h4. 1. Don't try to predict ...
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    County Urged to Tighten Fire Rules

    SILVER CITY, N.M. -- Even as the Miller Fire topped 83,000 scorched acres in the Gila Wilderness, the Grant County Commission received an update Tuesday from the U.S. Forest regarding the situation and was urged to strengthen the current fire ban ordinance. The Miller Fire, which is burning about 25 miles north of Silver City, is at about 48 percent containment ...
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    Bailout Bill Extends Tax Breaks for Individuals

    Bailout Bill Extends Tax Breaks for Individuals
    In 2008, legislation was passed to help rescue US markets and the economy. But did you know that these bailout bills also included a bundle of income tax breaks? The biggest ones are known as "extenders" - popular tax breaks that might seem permanent to most taxpayers, but actually must be renewed every year or two. Stuffed inside the *Emergency Economic ...
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    Action Now = Tax Savings in April

    I keep hearing that I should do something or other to improve my tax situation before the year ends. Is there really anything I can do at this point? Whether you are having a good year, rebounding from recent losses, or still struggling to get off the ground, you may be able to save a bundle on your taxes if you ...
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    Firefighters Battle Numerous Blazes Across Texas

    REESE CENTER -- From Reese Technology Center to Lubbock and Deaf Smith County to Andrews County, firefighters were in constant motion battling various fires Tuesday afternoon. Massive plumes of smoke could be seen -- in the midst of the blowing dirt -- billowing from the runways of the former Reese Air Force Base between County Road 1100 and County Road 1300 ...
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    Your Job Search Expenses May Be Tax-Deductible

    Your Job Search Expenses May Be Tax-Deductible
    Did you spend substantial amounts of money looking for a new position last year? You may be able to succeed where Nelson Rockefeller failed and take a tax deduction for many of your job search-related costs. When New York Governor Rockefeller was appointed vice president in the '70s, he deducted expenses incurred in connection with his congressional confirmation hearings. Years later, ...
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    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards

    10 Things You Should Know About Credit Cards
    h4. 1. Interest Backdating Most card issuers charge interest from the day a charge is posted to your account if you don't pay in full monthly. But, some charge interest from the date of purchase, days before they have even paid the store on your behalf! Remedy: Find another card issuer, or always pay your bill in full by the due ...
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    7 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bill

    7 Ways to Lower Your Utility Bill
    The average American home will spend $990 on heating this year, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Add that to the rising costs of food, clothing, and travel, and almost every individual and family will feel the pinch. Fortunately, you can make your utility bills more manageable. Many steps to reducing your bills apply to everyone, even those living in ...

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