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People with learning disabilities are part of a neurodiverse community, which refers to the diversity and variation of cognitive functioning in people. Some learning disabilities are dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dyslexia, language processing disorder, auditory processing disorder, visual perceptual/visual motor deficit and other nonverbal learning disabilities.
Financial tasks, such as budgeting, investing and calculating money, can be difficult — both doing and understanding the tasks. To help n...
Keeping to your new year's resolution is easier than you think. Learn new strategies to save money, reduce debt and plan for the future.
This year, 24% of Americans made a new year’s resolution to live more economically. According to CIT Bank, new year’s resolutions are more popular among younger generations: 56% of Gen Zers, 58% of Millennials and 42% of Gen Xers made resolutions for 2022.
Of those Americans making resolutions, 54% of them make financial resolutions. Here’s how their financi...
Based on average rates, GEICO offers the most affordable rate in Alaska for MoneyGeek’s sample 40-year-old driver. Various factors, such as age, coverage amounts, credit score and driving history, will affect the actual cost of your insurance.
For instance, GEICO is the cheapest if you want more coverage or are a young driver. But State Farm is the most affordable company for drivers with at-fault accidents. For military families, the cheapest option is USAA.
The dog days of summer are upon us, and that means it’s the perfect time to dine alfresco with friends at one of these Reno restaurants with outdoor seating. But, the Biggest Little City doesn’t have a monopoly on eateries with fantastic outdoor patios. Sparks and Lake Tahoe also boast some lovely spots to have a sip or a nibble during a cool evening or balmy afternoon.
Implementing business intelligence practices requires solid data management practices and processes every step of the way. In our experience, we usually see organizations begin to drown in a sea of data after a few months of beginning to put BI into place. As companies grow, their data increases as well, and it can be difficult to keep close tabs on what’s happening in the company from day to day. At that point, they need to address how to shift from data collection to data analysis and insig...
Once you’ve gotten accepted to the college of your choice, the real work begins. Most students will need to source funding from loans, grants, scholarships, work-study programs, college savings plans or funds from their parents’ savings accounts to help pay for college.
Affording college can be difficult. The National Center for Education Statistics states that the annual costs for tuition, fees, room and board were $17,237 for public schools during the 2016–17 academic year. Costs more than ...
Giving back during the holidays is an excellent way to reflect on what’s most important to you and what you love most about the community.
If you love living on the shores of Lake Tahoe or the small-town feel of our biggest little city in Northern Nevada, then you should know about the many extraordinary organizations of our region.
At Dickson Realty, we’re passionate about serving the community through philanthropy and are sharing ways to give back during the holidays this year. But, we also...
For many students, college is an investment in the future. But higher education typically comes with a significant up-front cost. For the 2016–2017 academic year, annual costs for undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board were estimated to be $17,237 at public institutions. For a private, nonprofit institution, that number more than doubles at $44,551, while a private for-profit school could cost $25,431, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
What could you do with an extra 21.8 hours per week at work? Create a high-level strategic plan that will guide the next five years of your business? Plan for innovations that will streamline operations? Finally, finally, watch that webinar that’s been sitting on your to-do list for a few weeks?
We can all think of plenty of ways to use the extra time, but the real question is how to find that surplus and free it up. The problem is not how to manufacture more hours in a day, but how to make t...
Families reported paying $30,017, on average, for higher education in the academic year 2019–20, according to Sallie Mae’s 2020 “How America Pays for College” report conducted by Ipsos. Throughout a student’s (typically) four-year university career, those costs can accumulate dramatically.
When youths get close to aging out of foster care, it’s important to plan for emancipation. Aging out of foster care — or emancipating — is the termination of court jurisdiction over youths formally in foster care. U.S. federal law requires a transition plan to be established six months before a youth’s 18th birthday, but this is a crucial time to plan to ensure a youth's success and financial future.
Living with a disability is a challenge, but adapting your home can ease the burden and help you live independently. How extensively you would have to renovate varies widely based on a homeowner's needs and a house's age and condition. You could install a taller toilet for a few hundred dollars or spend thousands of dollars on a walk-in shower or an elevator.
Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services, published its annual World Wealth Report 2020, and there are some key takeaways for financial advisors and planners. The biggest takeaway? High Net Worth Individual (HNWI) wealth and the population grew by almost 9% globally in 2019 despite a global economic slowdown, international trade wars and geopolitical tensions, according to the report.