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Celebrating Black History Month is a tremendous opportunity to acknowledge our past achievements, address present challenges and dream about future possibilities. The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspires us to dream about a future that affords us to live in comfort and prosperity. He encourages us to build a legacy of hope and freedom that can be realized in every aspect of our lives. It is in that spirit that we encourage you to evaluate your dream of financial security.
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Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month each May is a time to celebrate, reflect on and pay homage to the many generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who contributed their talents to America’s history. They came here with hopes of getting a slice of the American pie, such as starting a business or securing a good job, and having the financial resources to raise a family and enjoy a comfortable retirement.
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I took the first step of my new life today. It was only kind of a baby shuffle, but, by God, to me it was the dawn of a new morning. It had freedom written all over it.
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In 1964, Mildred Loving wrote a letter to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy that she couldn't have realized at the time would launch a campaign for marriage equality that continues 50 years later.
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[ View the story "'Duck Dynasty' Patriarch in Hot Water" on Storify]
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Former first lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton have different political allegiances. But there is at least one thing they agree on: The women and girls in Afghanistan have made great progress since 2001, and that progress must be preserved and pushed forward.
Erasing Debt
In my line of work as a professional cheapskate, a week rarely passes when I don't receive a money-related press release or see a news item that leaves me shaking my head about people's attitudes and behavior when it comes to money.  Adlai E. Stevenson said it 50+ years ago, but it's apparently all the more true today.  Stevenson said:  "There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it seems to happen to everybody."
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It seemed somehow appropriate that Irv Thomas-author, philosopher and world-class hitchhiker-would die on the eve of Independence Day. The anniversary of America's birth, after all, represents freedom of the individual and Thomas represented freedom of the spirit.
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