How will you give back this year?

How will you give back this year?

On Thanksgiving, we give thanks. On Black Friday, we get deals. On Cyber Monday, we get online. And on #GivingTuesday, we give back. December 2nd is just around the corner. How will you give back this year? Watch this short video for some ideas: http://gag.gl/bRTp8   Then join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. Visit www.unitedwayrrv.org/givingtuesday to give back better and smarter....

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Amid The Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials

Amid The Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials

“Millennial” is the buzzword of the moment. But are young adults today really all that different from those of previous generations? The data shows that yes they are:  http://gag.gl/IXx9Q   Roman J. Salamon is Director of Communications and Marketing with United Way of Rock River...

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Start a new holiday tradition by volunteering as a family

Start a new holiday tradition by volunteering as a family

  Families are finding new ways to spend time together-and volunteering is one way to do just that. Research has shown that volunteering as a family: Helps families learn about social issues and provides a new perspective on the world Provides positive role models and passes on family values to children Provides new learning experiences and development of new skills for both children and adults Provides quality time for the family to spend together Increases interpersonal communication and the problem-solving abilities of family members...

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A bedtime routine families can relate to in this month’s school readiness book

A bedtime routine families can relate to in this month’s school readiness book

  “Off to bed, little monster! I’m going to catch you…”   … “No! Don’t pick me up!”   … “Kiss Mommy no!”   … “Pick me up!”   … “I’m thirsty!”   … “Agggh! I’m very thirsty!”   … “Kiss Mommy.”   …”Good night, Daddy monster!”     In this month’s school readiness book, Off to Bed, Little Monster! / ¡A la cama, monstruito!, it’s bedtime for little monster, but first he must give his Mom a kiss, play with the toothpaste, use the potty, ask for another glass of water, and jump on...

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Break down big financial goals into bite-size pieces.

Break down big financial goals into bite-size pieces.

Recently a group of women were surveyed and asked the question “What financial planning would you do if you could spare 60 minutes in your day?” Among those surveyed, 42 percent responded by saying they would work on a budget. But finding those 60 minutes is difficult. This article published on www.chicagotribune.com shares some of the results from the survey and suggests some small steps that can help you to get on track for financial health-and help to influence success in other areas of life. Read article here > Take small steps to get...

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