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Learning and Study Strategies for Adult Students

Oct 24, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

Learning and Study Strategies for Adult Students

Whether you’re going back for your Masters or your GED, as an adult student you’ll benefit from using specific learning and study strategies that play to your unique strengths. While you won’t be able to control every aspect of the classroom, you can focus on the techniques that make the most impact on your learning.

Learning Styles

Adult learners tend to be self-motivated. In other words, no one is making you learn; for one reason or another, you’ve chosen to continue your education. You are uniquely positioned to determine what motivates you. Set up goals for each semester and reward yourself when you succeed. 

There are 7 styles of learning:

  1. Visual: pictures, images and spatial understanding appeal to you.

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When and How to Refinance Your Mortgage

Oct 22, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

When and How to Refinance Your Mortgage

Many homeowners choose to refinance to lock in a fixed interest rate or reduce their monthly payment. However, a lower payment doesn’t always mean you’ll save money. Knowing the right time and process for refinancing goes a long way toward making a wise decision.

Refinancing Pros and Cons

There are several pros to refinancing.

-Lower interest rates can significantly reduce your monthly payment and the overall amount you pay.

-Shortening the length of your mortgage term increases your monthly payment, but saves you much more in the long run. However, be aware that you may do just as well by paying a little extra each month under your current terms.

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NBA 2014-2015 Season Preview

Oct 20, 2014 in Sports/Entertainment. 0 Comment

NBA 2014-2015 Season Preview

A new season of NBA action is fast approaching, and a lot has happened since the end of the 2013-14 season. Not only have the veterans been lost and signed by other franchises, but there have been a number of ownership, management and coaching changes, too. Sizing up the league can be difficult at this point, but several teams are expected to make a run at the NBA Championship.

The Eastern Conference

The Cleveland Cavaliers will be the team of interest for most fans. LeBron James returns home this season, and Kevin Love has been added from the Timberwolves. These two are expected to not only win the Central Division, but also take home the Eastern Conference Championship. Add Kyrie Irving (2011 NBA Rookie of the Year and 2012-13 NBA All-Star) into the mix, and Cleveland ranks as one of the best teams in the league.

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Adult Education: Resources for Returning to College

Oct 17, 2014 in Lifestyle. 0 Comment

Adult Education: Resources for Returning to College

Returning to college as an adult presents some unique challenges, but it can be done. The life experiences you’ve acquired thus far can give you a perspective that you may not have had at an earlier age. The following resources for returning to college will give you a jumping-off point for financing your personal renaissance.

Paying for Your Education

Ask most people why they want to go back to school and they’ll tell you it’s to improve their lives and earn more money. With a tight budget, paying for your schooling can be nearly impossible. Fortunately, there are a number of resources available to adult students.

-The Career One Stop site is a government website that offers a number of options for unemployment benefits, assistance while you attend school, job searches, and free or low-cost training.

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Weatherproofing for Winter Storms

Oct 15, 2014 in Homeowner. 0 Comment

Weatherproofing for Winter Storms

A winter wonderland full of sparkling snow, hot chocolate, crackling fireplaces and bright laughter will soon be here. There’s nothing quite like making memories of goofily dressed snowmen or flopping into fresh drifts of icy crystals to make snow angels. Make sure the warmth of your home stays where it belongs when you and your rosy-cheeked friends and family come in from the cold. Take the time to weatherproof your home properly.

Finding Leaks

You don’t need high-tech equipment to find leaks around doors and windows. Loosely tape a tissue to a straightened wire hanger, shut off fans or other sources of inside air currents, and hold the tissue-taped end near your window sill or door frame. If it flutters, you have a leak.

Another easy option requires a bit of caution. Light a candle and hold it near the place you suspect isn’t airtight. Make sure you’re not breathing directly on the flame. If the flame wavers, there is a draft. Move any curtains or other loose material aside before trying this method. 

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