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kids & money: where does money come from?

by Jim Zimmerman, special to XYZ

When I was growing up, you didn’t open a checking account until you went off to college and somehow you were supposed to know how to use it responsibly. I and many like me survived it, but that sink-or-swim financial philosophy isn’t working for our kids. In 2012, young people ages 22-26 were graduating college with an average of $12,742 in consumer debt, and it is taking them years to pay it off. Continue reading


recipe corner: one pan mexican quinoa

Our recipe guru, Polly, has a real treat for your holiday weekend parties. So get to cooking and be the hit of the crowd when you bring this dish!

Quinoa is a versatile grain high in protein and fiber and a real crowd pleaser. This One Pan Mexican Quinoa can be eaten as a side dish, a main course, or wrapped in a flour/corn tortilla. Best served warm with cool, creamy avocado. Continue reading


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