We’ve just begun the new year, but the next academic year is still months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it’s not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.
This is the first in a five-part series previewing the 2015 East Valley high school track and field season. This installment takes a look at the top returning athletes in the sprint events; the 100, 200 and 400 meter runs. Coming next: The Hurdles
You might not have noticed it, but professor Dr. Marcus Borg died at the age of 72 on Jan. 21. Reading various coverage of his death provided an interesting portrait of the man and how his work was received.
There are many new years — the calendar year, the fiscal year, the school year. Birthdays and anniversaries mark special turnings in our lives. The Jewish calendar designates Tu B’shvat (the 15th day of the month of Shvat) as the “Birthday of the Trees.” In ancient times, if a tree produced fruit before Tu B’shvat, it was reckoned for the previous year. This year, on the Gregorian calendar, the New Year of the Trees occurs on Feb. 4. Tu B’shvat has become a day for environmental awareness, a chance for us all to take stock of the global reality and our own environmental impact.
Convergys Corporation will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, Jan. 14, from 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at Convergys, 1801 E. Camelback Road, Suite 300, Phoenix. Interested candidates are welcome to jump start your application by visiting www.careers.convergys.com.
Now that 2015 is here, you may be thinking about making some New Year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ll decide to take up a musical instrument, or hit the gym more often, or even learn a new language. All these are worthy goals, of course — but you could also gain some key benefits by working to achieve some financial resolutions.
Our currency is being debased by the Federal Reserve and the administration, and it has been debased for quite a while. When the Federal Reserve lowers its Fed rate to zero, as it has, and credit expansion occurs, the dollar is debased.
As you begin planning for the expenses of your child’s college education, it’s easy to overlook some of the extras that add up quickly. Trips home, activities, and sports can be a surprise if you haven’t planned for them.