BS¹ your way to a more secure job

(¹ or BA) Last week highlighted the fact that, according to the U.S. Census, the 2010 the median income of Wisconsin residents with a bachelor’s degree was $17,192 higher than those with only a high school diploma. College graduates also fare better at the unemployment line. According to the latest data (September) from the Bureau […]

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Like some facts with that kool-aid?

Once again, a local pundit is raising questions about the value of a college degree. As usual, the editorial focuses on the pure economic value-added of a college education and ignores the facts that in general, college grads are healthier, donate more to charity, prepare their kids better for school, volunteer more, rely less on […]

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Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa

In 2009, grandparents in the U.S. spent an estimated $52 billion on their grandchildren according to a recent study by Peter Francese, founder of American Demographics. On which of the following did they spend the most for their grandchildren? A. Clothes B. Baby items C. Education D. Toys

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Grandparents Day

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter designated the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. If you missed National Grandparents’ Day, you are probably not alone. However, we best not forget grandparents and the increasingly important role they play in many families and the economy. The U.S. Census, reports that there were 221 million […]

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