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10 Personal Finance Tips For Job-Searching College Graduates

As college students across West Michigan and the entire country prepare to launch their new careers, it is important to keep control of finances.

GreenPath Debt Solutions offers 10 personal finance tips for job-searching college graduates.

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Five Ways to Save Money on Winter Heating

This winter has brought colder-than-normal temperatures to West Michigan.

We have some tips on how to stay warm and save money.

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Bill Gates Tops Forbes 400 For 21st Year, While Meijer Brothers Doug and Hank, Richard DeVos Make Top 100

Forbes magazine today released its listing of the 400 richest Americans, with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates remaining in the top spot for the 21st straight year.

In addition, Meijer co-chairmen, brothers Hank Meijer and Doug Meijer, and Amway co-founder Richard DeVos both making the top 100.

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Is Giving Your Kids An Allowance A Bad Idea? [Poll]

Teaching your kids about the value of money is important, but what is the best way to do it?

One popular way is to give kids an allowance, but the experts disagree on whether or not an allowance is a good idea.

Do you think an allowance is a good way to teach kids about money?  

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Build A Better Toilet And Get Rich

They say "build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door." Bill Gates says build a better toilet and you'll have to beat the world away with a stick. Mr. Microsoft has launched a world-wide effort to recreate the toilet. It's only

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Wasting Time / Money In Grand Rapids?

With the Powerball Jackpot at almost 100 million dollars, I think I'll wage a dollar or two. Odds of winning are ridiculous, but you can't win if you don't play. I'm sure that guy in Kalamazoo doesn't regret the dollar he spent last week on Mega Millions that earned him 27 million dollars

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Your Check Is Not In The Mail, Grand Rapids

Paper checks from Social Security are becoming a thing of the past.  Beginning May 1st, people who apply will have to set up a direct deposit account to be paid.  Other government benefits will also require direct deposit

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What To Do With All That Money

Today is the day. Taxes are due. Even with a couple extra days, its not a lot of fun. Many of us are still waiting for a refund check. Is yours spent already?

What will you do with your tax refund

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Taxes Down To The Wire

It's kind of like when you're running late to go somewhere, but after you lock up the house, you feel an urgent need to unlock the door and go back inside to make sure you haven't left the lights on or the stove on or the refrigerator door open or something

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Have Your Tried Value Connection?

Andy and I have been doing Value Connection live on WTRV for over a year now.  30% savings on some real good stuff.  Restaurants, car washes, furniture, hair care... I buy stuff often.  30 percent of Afendoulis Cleaners, for example

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Was this guy celebrating his Mega Millions win early?

Either this guy was celebrating a BIG win, or hoping for one, but Local Starbucks customers in Boston got the surprise of their life on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Car Insurance?

Among our mundane tasks, paying bills is my least favorite. Car insurance is the one that really hurts. Now, I like my insurance man and I have nothing but good things to say about Farm Bureau and the way the handled my car-deer accident claim

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