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Travel easily with kids in tow

Many people enjoy traveling. The opportunity to spend free time experiencing other cultures or visiting faraway lands appeals to many people's inquisitive and adventurous natures, and it's no wonder retirees often devote so much time traveling the world.
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Explore the advantages of working from home

Working from home, also known as teleworking or telecommuting, is a growing component of the business sector. Many employees have already moved into the position of teleworking at least part-time from a home office, while others are poised to make the transition full-time. The ability to work remotely could be a boon to individuals looking to balance work and family further.
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Preserve digital photos and family memories

The advent of digital photo technology has revolutionized the way most people take photos. Although there are many advantages of digital photography, the potential for digital images to disappear in a moment makes preserving them of the utmost importance.

Digital photos start off as a file stored on the memory card of a camera. These files can then be moved to a computer or printed at a moment's notice. The ability to view the image on demand and then save or delete as necessary was one of the initial draws of digital photography.
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Financial mistakes young families should avoid

Young families want to start out on the right foot, and for many that means addressing finances and developing a plan so their finances help instead of hinder them in the years to come. Addressing finances often means tackling debts, and eradicating or significantly reducing debt is essential for young families.

But being beholden to debt isn't the only mistake young families make. The following are a few common mistakes that young families focused on their future should avoid.
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Family entertaining made easy

Families come together throughout the year for a variety of celebrations. From birthdays to major holidays, the chances for entertaining are numerous. Some people relish the idea of opening their homes to guests. Others feel overwhelmed by the prospect of entertaining. There are different ways to make the process easier and go more smoothly.
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Welcoming young adults back into the home

To current college students or recent graduates, the prospect of moving back in with Mom and Dad is not likely to be met with open arms. Once kids taste the freedom of living on their own, their return home to reside under their parents' roof can feel limiting.

Despite the difficulty of such a decision, statistics indicate that more and more young adults are returning to live with Mom and Dad. A 2011 report from the United States Census Bureau revealed that the number of men between the ages of 25 and 34 living with their parents had increased dramatically over the previous six years. By 2011, nearly 20 percent of men in that category lived with their parents, a six percent increase from just six years earlier. That increase was far less significant among women of the same age, but 10 percent of women between the ages of 25 and 34 lived at home.
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Spotlight on North American families

Families can vary greatly from one household to another, and census questionnaires seek to find out those differences as well as similarities between families. Here are some statistics about families uncovered by both the United States Census Bureau and the Census of Canada, along with other government statistics.
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What to look for in an elder care facility

As men and women enter their golden years, many decide they can no longer maintain their homes and choose to downgrade to something smaller, be it an apartment or a condominium. For millions of others, health plays a significant role when deciding where to move when it's time to sell their homes.

According to the AARP, slightly more than five percent of people 65 years and older reside in nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes. Statistics Canada notes that by 2004-05, the most recent year for which statistics are available, one in 30 Canadians over the age of 65 were living in homes for the aged. Though no one plans to live in a nursing home, seniors and their families should at least know what to look for just in case.
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