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  • May 4, 2006

    Four-Time Champion

    MANHATTAN -- For the fourth time in seven years, Kansas State University's financial planning team has won the Ameriprise Planning Invitational. The competition, formerly called the American Express Planning Invitational, was April 19-22 in Minneapolis, Minn. This is the seventh year that a K-State team has participated in the competition finals. K-State also won the […]

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  • May 4, 2006

    Medal of Excellence to Bob and Betty Tointon

    MANHATTAN -- Bob and Betty Tointon, Greeley, Colo., are both receiving Kansas State University's highest honor, the Medal of Excellence. The Tointons will be honored at commencement for the K-State Graduate School at 1 p.m. Friday, May 12, in Bramlage Coliseum. "We are recognizing Bob and Betty Tointon with Medals of Excellence for their contributions […]

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  • April 13, 2006

    K-State Professor Conducts Kansas-Oriented Study Assessing Financial Risk Tolerance

    MANHATTAN -- A study by a Kansas State University professor has found that people are good at assessing their risk tolerance when it comes to their finances -- but that they could do better. Risk tolerance means how much risk a person is able, or tolerant, to take, according to John Grable, an associate professor […]

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  • March 16, 2006

    K-State Audiologist Says Continuous Loud Music Can Affect Hearing

    MANHATTAN -- A Kansas State University audiologist said hearing loss in younger people could become more common because of the growing popularity of IPODs and MP3 players. The No. 1 cause of hearing loss is the aging process, which doesn't usually occur until the age of 60. The No. 2 cause is noise exposure, said […]

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  • March 9, 2006

    Plan Before Spending Tax Refund

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - It's tempting to think about buying that big screen TV, but a rush to spend your income tax refund can erode the value of the refund, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. "If you need quick cash, arranging a short-term loan with a financial service provider […]

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  • February 28, 2006

    K-State, KU, WSU Graduate Student Researchers to Kansas Legislators March 8

    MANHATTAN -- State legislators who want to learn more about the impact of university-based research on the state need search no further for information than the second floor of the Capitol building Wednesday, March 8. On hand from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will be a group of 24 graduate students who are immersed in […]

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  • February 13, 2006

    Tips for Parents: Teach Kids About Money

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Saying "no" to a child in a public place can be difficult, but resisting the parental urge to give in and buy the impulse of the moment is important in teaching children about family finances and how to manage money, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension family financial management […]

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  • February 9, 2006

    K-State Professor, Colleagues Publish Latest Findings on Media Violence, Children

    MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University's John Murray and two other research teams took several different paths in studying the neurological effects of viewing video violence, but arrived at the same destination and the same conclusion. Three recent studies by Murray, a professor of developmental psychology at K-State's School of Family Studies and Human Services, and […]

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  • February 7, 2006

    Stash cash to trim interest, build savings

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Living paycheck to paycheck - or spending more than you bring in - can leave you short on cash when the roof springs a leak or transmission on the car goes out. Should you charge the repair to your credit card or investigate a small bank loan? "Investigate a bank loan," said […]

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  • February 2, 2006

    K-State professor says it's common for co-workers to form romantic relationships

    MANHATTAN -- You've noticed the attractive man or woman who works at your office and maybe have sent them a wink or two. And now, as Valentine's Day approaches, you wonder about your employer's policies on co-worker relationships and try to decide if dating within the workplace is a good idea. Tony Jurich, professor of […]

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