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November 12, 2015
by tynerc
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Everyday Should be Veteran’s Day….

6df0ac013009a6d9c9e7593e9d1616eeGreetings Friends:

Many of us know what Veteran’s Day symbolizes and whom it pays homage to for sacrifice and service.  What invests us into this celebration even further is hearing the stories of those in the communities with which we have ownership discuss the impact of this experience on their past, present and future identities.  At Franklin we have a number of students, faculty and staff who have ownership with this experience.  While you may know or interact with these individuals frequently, you may not be aware of their service, or if aware, may not realize the magnitude that this identify has on their development.

In case you have not had a chance to check out yesterday’s post from Julie Blake, below are links to six videos capturing the military experiences of alumni, faculty and staff at Franklin.  Each video varies in length; I would encourage you to just spend a few minutes watching some snippets of each testimonial and reflect upon what meaning these experiences hold for you as an individual.  Take time to reflect on methods that you can employ to honor and serve veterans and active service members you interact with on a regular basis who have served.  Without these individuals, the United States of America would not be what it is today.

A special thanks goes out to Jeff Oehler, Interactive Developer for Franklin’s International Institute for Innovative Instructor and Alyssa Darden, Interim Library Director, for their work in making these testimonials a reality!

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/Channels/I4/veteransClip01.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/Channels/I4/veteransClip02.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/Channels/I4/veteransClip03.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/Channels/I4/veteransClip04.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/Channels/I4/veteransClip05.html

 

http://video.franklin.edu/Franklin/Channels/I4/veteransClip06.html

October 14, 2015
by tynerc
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Like getting that cup of coffee in the morning? You better, it’s costing you….

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If you’re like me, you love that morning cup of coffee.  As fulfilling as it is, have you every considered what the longer term impacts are?  For example:  How much does that cup cost you per month, per year, or the total cost over 30 years? Check out this eye opening calculator to gain some new awareness into that cup of joe!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/07/22/coffee-prices-starbucks-cost/12991971/

July 13, 2015
by tynerc
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The Infamous Electric Bill In The Summer: Necessary But Manageable!

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If you’re like me you dread seeing that electric bill show up at your house or in your inbox knowing with the hot summer weather comes rising costs.  The good news is that there are some easy way to limit those costs both in the short term and the long term.  Check it out:

http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/slideshows/10-ways-to-reduce-your-summer-utility-bills/9

 

 

 

 

May 28, 2015
by tynerc
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So many savings blogs, so little time…

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Looking for a comprehensive blog to help you gain new information and skill surrounding personal savings?  Given the variety that exist today, are you having trouble narrowing one down?   Well, let us suggest one for you.  Mission:  to Save will provide you with a variety of information such as store deals, couponing, online shopping and more.  Check it out at:

http://missiontosave.com/

December 4, 2014
by tynerc
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Yikes! It’s December 4th and I Still Don’t Have A Christmas Tree!

A number of us are likely in this boat:  As Christmas draws closer the need to purchase a Christmas Tree grows more profound!  But the question remains:  Natural or Artificial?  Where can I can the best deal on a tree?  Check out the video below for help with making the buying process simpler!

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2014/12/03/save-of-the-week/19860683/