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Making customer service a top priority pays off on businesses' bottom line

BY LYNNE RICHARDSON FOR THE FREE LANCE-STARLast week I discussed the fact that we rarely seem t ...


Advertisers score with Super Bowl ads

BY LYNNE RICHARDSON FOR THE FREE LANCE-STARToday is Super Bowl Sunday. While there has been a lot o ...


COLUMN: 529 Plans are like 401(k)s for college education

BY ROB STRASSHEIM FOR THE FREE LANCE-STAROver the past several years, my wife and I have been f ...


Figure out what you can afford before beginning college search

BY LYNNE RICHARDSON FOR THE FREE LANCE-STARIf you have teens in your home, there is a great lik ...


Don't consider "sunk costs" when making decisions about future

BY DAVE HENDERSON FOR THE FREE LANCE-STARA few weeks ago I was reading an article in The Washin ...


We fall short on saving for retirement

BY ROB STRASSHEIM FOR THE FREE LANCE-STARHave you lookat at your 401(k) balance lately? I ...


COLUMN: Forget New Year’s resolutions, set goals instead

BY LYNNE RICHARDSON FOR THE FREE LANCE-STARAs we anticipate the end of 2013 and beginning of 20 ...


Is shopping as we know it facing a slow death?

BY MIKE LAPKE FOR THE FREE LANCE-STARFor the past 15 years, the Recording Industry Association of Am ...


Cutting loose a no-no at office parties

BY LYNNE RICHARDSON / FOR THE FREE LANCE-STAR'Tis the season of holiday office parties. You may hav ...


Sticking to private-label goods can save buyers a bundle

Lynne Richardson / For The Free Lance-StarFor the first decade of my career, I taught principle ...


Financial plan needed to achieve life’s dreams

BY KEN MACHANDE Maybe you have heard the saying, “If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him ...


Why are hot toys always in short supply?

BY KASHEF MAJID FOR THE FREE LANCE-STARBeware the "must have” toy this Christmas.Every ye ...


Column: Identity theft is on the rise

BY MIKE LAPKE / FOR THE FREE LANCE-STARA concern for many Americans is the ever-present and gro ...


Start teaching children about the importance of saving early

BY LYNNE RICHARDSON / FOR THE FREE LANCE-STARIn a previous column I shared how my husband and I have ...


To succeed, get priorities and values in order

BY G. ROBERT GREENE / THE FREE LANCE-STARWhy are values and priorities so important?  They&rsq ...


Money lessons put kids on right path

BY LYNNE RICHARDSON How did you learn about money management? For most of us, parents were our ...