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Author: Stacey Goddard

Shop Small: Weeklong Small Business Saturday event supports local businesses & communities

Posted in News on November 19, 2020 at 4:00 am

BY STACEY GODDARD I’m having trouble wrapping my brain around how close we are to the holidays. This year feels both like it’s gone too fast and been at least five years long. The change in the weather is helping me get into the right mindset for the holiday season, though—the cold, sleet, and snow […]

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College bound: The FAFSA is important for your educational future

Posted in News, Parents and Teachers, Teens on January 8, 2020 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard I have a confession to make. I never filled out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) when I was in high school. When I graduated during the mid-80s, students typically completed their FAFSA applications midway through their senior year. For me, the FAFSA deadline also coincided with my realization that […]

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On the road to financial literacy: Stop at the library for valuable no-cost resources

Posted in Explore and Discover on August 28, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard In my last blog, I talked about my first real job (delivering newspapers with my brother). What I didn’t mention is the very different approaches my brother and I took with our hard-earned wages. He had a budget, including a formula for how much money would go into savings each month, how […]

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Teens in-between: Finding your first summer job

Posted in Explore and Discover, Teens on June 18, 2019 at 6:00 am

By Stacey Goddard I got my first paying job—that wasn’t babysitting or doing chores—pretty much by accident. The summer before my sophomore year of high school, my younger and much more industrious brother found his own job: delivering the afternoon edition of the local newspaper. The route he was taking on was big enough that […]

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