Senate Delays Vote on Education Secretary Nominee Betsy DeVos For Financial Disclosure Review

The confirmation hearing for Donald Trump’s billionaire Education Secretary pick, Betsy DeVos, on Tuesday was frankly outrageous, the most eye-catching item being DeVos’s assertion that states should be more open to allowing guns into schools for protecting students against grizzly bear attacks. Now the vote on whether or not to confirm DeVos has been delayed, though not because of bears. On Friday, Republican Senator and chair of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Lamar Alexander, pushed back the date of Devos’s confirmation vote by a week to…

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A financial planner explains why ‘lifestyle creep’ is such a huge problem for people in their 30s

As you enter your 30s and begin to consider marriage, buying a home, or having a kid, it’s more important than ever to get your financial house in order. But as your friends (and foes) begin reaching these milestones, it can be tempting to try and keep up, even if you know you can’t afford it or their goals don’t align with yours. “[S]ometimes that becomes harder in your 30s and 40s when you see all your friends buying a nicer house or nice car, and you start thinking, ‘Well…

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Improve your company’s financial health by ensuring your employees’ health

If you turn the right corner at the City of Kansas City’s city hall, you’ll see a glimpse into the future of health care. Inside a small exam room staffed by a registered nurse (RN) sits a digital kiosk. This digital kiosk has taken the place of an on-site physician for more than a year and a half. The technology, part of an advanced on-site telemedicine clinic, saves the city thousands of dollars by centralizing care while also increasing employee productivity through reduced absenteeism, increased morale and a healthier workforce….

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