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  • January 24, 2006

    Tips Trim Cost of Vehicle

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Purchasing a vehicle can require a loan, but shoppers who look for the lowest price may save more if they are willing to do a little homework first, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension family financial management specialist. "Check your credit rating before shopping for a new - or […]

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  • January 18, 2006

    Tips for Shopping Online

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Shopping from the convenience of your home can save time and, sometimes, money, but it's not without risks, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. In this age of ready information and potential identity theft, consider reserving one credit card strictly for online shopping, Young said. Keep […]

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  • January 3, 2006

    Kansas Saves: Tame Credit Card Spending

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Shopping with a credit card can speed resolution if a product or service doesn't live up to advertised claims, but using credit successfully typically requires self-discipline, said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension family financial management specialist. "If paying with a credit card, shoppers may spend more than if paying […]

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  • December 15, 2005

    Growing number of older population in U.S. makes gerontology makes increasingly important major

    MANHATTAN - Between 2000 and 2030, the older population - people age 65 and older - in the United States will more than double from 35 million to 71.5 million, with the oldest of the older population - people over age 85 - as the fastest growing segment, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. With […]

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  • December 14, 2005

    Mind traditions, parents' mindset when meeting significant other's

    MANHATTAN -- Meeting your boyfriend's or girlfriend's family for the first time can be marked with trepidation, especially if that benchmark moment in a relationship comes during the holiday season. But keep a few things in mind, and meeting the people who could become your in-laws won't be so bad, says Tony Jurich, Kansas State […]

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  • December 12, 2005

    Tips Help Beat Holiday Blahs

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - Holiday expectations seldom match picture-perfect get-togethers often portrayed in make-believe relationships on television, in the movies or advertisements for products and services. "That doesn't have to mean a thumbs-down holiday season," said Charlotte Shoup Olsen, Kansas State University Research and Extension family systems specialist. Few families go through life without experiencing the […]

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  • December 9, 2005

    K-State Family Studies and Human Service professors receive grants fro military child care projects

    MANHATTAN -- Several faculty members and a graduate student in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University have received grants for various projects relating to the care of military children. Bill Meredith, head of the School of Family Studies and Human Services, said with the increase in the number of […]

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  • December 5, 2005

    K-State instructor says early exposure to diversity good for children

    MANHATTAN -- Even children as young as preschool-age can begin to learn the value of diversity, according to a Kansas State University instructor. Children typically notice differences in those around them, such as physical characteristics, at about age 2, said LuAnn Hoover, instructor of family studies and human services. That age is also the critical […]

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  • November 29, 2005

    Tips for Parents: Choose Toys That Benefit Child, Family

    MANHATTAN, Kan. - 'Tis the season for toy advertisements. Everywhere children turn, they are being seduced into thinking that they have to have the newest and most popular toys. Children are not the only ones who are being seduced this time of year, though, said Charles A. Smith, Kansas State University Research and Extension child […]

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  • November 28, 2005

    K-State professor offers tips for surviving 'meet the parents' scenario

    MANHATTAN -- Will I make a good impression? Will I fit in? What if his parents don't like me? No doubt these questions -- and more -- roll through the head of anyone meeting his or her significant other's parents for the first time. With the holidays approaching, these meetings are more frequent and the […]

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