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News Spotlight: Set Yourself On Fire


By Sherman Joseph
I know you are thinking, “Why would I want you to set yourself on fire?” This is not about burning yourself literally. This is about lighting that flame within you to get moving. Set yourself on Fire!
Read More Thursday, January 22, 2015
News Spotlight: So What’s Holding You Up? – 5 Steps for Leaders


By Sherman Joseph
How often do you say to yourself, ‘I will get around to it. Or if I had enough money I could do this or that’? Yes, it does take money to do some of things that you desire to accomplish; however, that should not be your main reason for getting started. So what is holding you up?
Read More Monday, January 19, 2015
News Spotlight: Don't Let Fear Stop You From Living

 By Sherman Joseph

Fears keep you in the background. In fact, it convinces you that you cannot make your dreams come true, it tells you to be quiet, and it even separates you from your loved ones. But living in fear is neither acceptable nor necessary. Facing fear is something with which every person must try to achieve. In order to live a peaceful and happy life you must face your fears and conquer them. Healthy fear can protect you, but unnatural and unhealthy fear can destroy your life. So, you need to conquer it before it conquers you. There are several ways you can have an edge over your fears and break the walls surrounding it:

Read More Wednesday, January 07, 2015
News Spotlight: We Remember Rev. Dr. Michael Murphy

 Funeral arrangements have been made for Rev. Michael C. Murphy.  In Washington D.C., services will be held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Peoples Congregation UCC Church.  It is located at 4804 13th NW.  Visitation is at 10 a.m. and the funeral services are at 11:00 a.m.

Photo source: Peoples Congregation UCC Church

Read More Sunday, January 04, 2015
Michigan’s Auto No-Fault Law: Understand Your Rights Now Before They May Change

 By Stephen H. Sinas

The Michigan Legislature continues to contemplate changes to the Michigan Auto No-Fault Insurance Law. 
Read More Sunday, December 14, 2014
Will making more money guarantee a better retirement?


By Robert Pagliarini, Tribune Media Services
There were two families that lived next to each other. One family received a $2 million inheritance. They traveled, had a nice boat and gave to charity. They took calculated investment risks that paid off. They averaged an incredible 12 percent return every year for 20 years.
Read More Sunday, December 14, 2014
Excuse me are you listening? 13-24

 Dear Readers,

There has been shift in my consciousness.  I am a mother of a teenager.  When I started the paper, Anissa was a baby.  She no longer wants to hear the stories about how funny she was or that she used to steal her brother’s food.

Read More Sunday, December 14, 2014
The Kid's Doctor: You can avoid food battles


By Sue Hubbard, M.D.

 It seems like I discuss "food battles" with my patients and their families several times a day. The longer I practice, though, the more I don't think we should even have to talk about how often Mom and Dad end up arguing with a child about eating. 

Read More Sunday, December 14, 2014
Jill on Money: Low oil offsets rising health care costs


By Dr. Daneen Skube
Tribune Content Agency
Q. The largest problem I have at work is with other people. Every time something goes wrong at my job, I'm staring at someone who did something stupid, incompetent or thoughtless. How do you approach problems that are someone else's fault?
Read More Sunday, December 14, 2014
Blind Children’s Fund Helps the Visually Impaired “Live in a World they Cannot See”

  By Deborah M. Walker

Started in 1978 the Blind Children’s Fund (BCF), located in the Lansing area, offers information and resources for children who are visually impaired and helps to give them a chance to live meaningful and productive lives. 
Read More Sunday, December 14, 2014
TAX SOLUTIONS:  Doing Business As


By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.

In my previous article titled “Corporations” we reviewed the Corporation business structure.  The next article will review limited liability company (LLC).  This article is on Doing Business As (DBA).

Read More Sunday, December 14, 2014
Kiplinger on Travel: 26 secrets to save on travel


By Stacy Rapacon and Susannah Snider,Kiplinger
With airfares to Europe and Asia sky-high and high-seas breakdowns roiling the cruise industry, leisure travelers have plenty of reasons to put vacation plans on hold.
Read More Sunday, December 14, 2014
OPINION PIECE: Robert C. Koehler: Racism: It's the law

 By Robert C. Koehler

Tribune Content Agency
  Smoke and fire, sirens blaring, horns honking, a sudden hail of bullets. This is what passes for the American dialogue on race and justice. 
Read More Sunday, December 14, 2014
Movie: Horrible Bosses 2

  Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures  (1 hr. 48 min.)

Plot:   Three former employees who start their company vow revenge over an investor who rips them off.
Cast:  Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Christoph Waltz, Chris Pine, Jamie Foxx
Rating:  R
Bottom Line:   ***
Read More Saturday, December 13, 2014


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Read More Monday, December 08, 2014
Detouring Domestic Violence: Oasis Family Center Acts as a Mediator for Victims


By Deborah M. Walker
October was domestic violence awareness month. To shine light on the hidden and often ignored problem Oasis Family Center in Lansing hosted an open house on Friday October, 24 2014 to bring awareness to the public and share resources with the community.
Read More Sunday, November 16, 2014
Why it's a mistake to put more than 20 percent down on a home


By Robert Pagliarini, 
Tribune Content Agency
For many families across the country, the concept of buying their next home with cash may sound like a fantasy. Yet according to RealtyTrac, the nation's leading source for housing data, nearly 40 percent of all U.S. homes purchased in the second quarter of 2014 were cash deals.
Read More Sunday, November 16, 2014
TAX SOLUTIONS:  Business Entity and Liability Protection


By  A.J. Gross, C.P.A., E.A.
We get asked all the time.  How do you set up a business?  Do you need to file anything?  Do you have to register the business?  What type of business do you recommend?  We will tackle these questions in a multi-part series reviewing the different business types: doing business as (DBA), limit liability company (LLC), and corporation.
Read More Sunday, November 16, 2014
Excuse me are you listening? 13-22

Dear Readers,

It has been an interesting two weeks.  I am on a cleaning splurge.  Happy new new year.  I plan on having my paper hoarding in order.  I did the kind of cleaning that makes more of a mess first.  It was the best type of cleaning.  It is even better when you use your shredder so much that it overheats. It is wonderful when you get to take trash to the dump and recycle items that can be. 
Read More Sunday, November 16, 2014 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

  By Frank S. Washington

DETROIT, MI --There’s something to be said for flying over America rather than driving through it, especially during the orange-cone laden summer months.
Read More Sunday, November 16, 2014

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