Flushing It Out: Breaking Up with Yourself

Samantha talks with DeDee Cai, owner of coaching and consulting company Fit To Profit. DeDee helps business owners create the right mindset.

COLUMN: Crafty Coaching with Ed Johnson

Crafted Coach Ed Johnson is a leadership coach who inspires confidence and self-awareness in individuals so they can begin to operate as their best selves. The result is more successful interactions and honed skills in interpersonal relationships and inner growth.

Financial Planning Tips for the "Sandwich Generation"

(NewsUSA) - The "Sandwich Generation" is a term that can be used to describe many adults in their 30s through 50s who support both their children and their parents -- whether financially, …

'Get Told. Not Towed,' Prince William Entrepreneur Develops Parking Messaging System

Everyone can relate to a hectic day of racing between appointments and having no extra time only to find your car blocked by another vehicle, or unable to start because the lights killed the battery. …

Franchise Marketing: Why a Corporate Only Strategy Can Fail a Franchise

Kate Sprague owner of Flourish with Kate marketing. By Kate Sprague  There’s a reason the Franchise Corporate Office provides advertising materials for local and regional use. It doesn’t even …

Freeman & Sherburne Insurance Agency

Since 1875, Freeman & Sherburne has been serving the insurance needs of our clients. We are licensed in Virginia, Maryland & Washington DC (as well as a few other states).

4 easy ways to maximize your 2021 holiday budget

(BPT) - From holiday shopping and gift-giving to hosting festivities in-person or virtually, people are eagerly embracing the 2021 holiday season. But just how much jingle are people spending to be …

Need extra holiday cash? Here are 5 simple ways

(BPT) - Is your gift list larger than your budget? Would you like a little year-end cash to help you through the holidays? Or are you just looking for ways to save a little more? Here are some of the …
The Digital Transformation of Our Holiday Shopping Season
(EastBanc Technologies) - The term "digital transformation" is used a lot in business, and while the concept has existed for years, it's discussed more than ever today as a result of the …
5 ways to practice gratitude with your child this holiday season
(BPT) - The holidays are a time when gratitude is at the forefront. In fact, gratitude has been shown to help kids and adults practice resilience through tough times by focusing on the positive …
Tips To Reduce Food Waste At Thanksgiving
by Dr. Jean Buzby (NAPSI)—Each year, the average American family of four loses $1,500 to uneaten food—that’s about 1,160 pounds of food. At holiday or any time, it’s a good idea to think …
Fine-Tune Your Finances Now, Reap Rewards Later
(NewsUSA) - Many people spend a lot of time planning and fine-tuning their physical fitness, and that often includes working with a personal trainer. Why not think of financial fitness in the same …
4 reasons why millennials need life insurance
(BPT) - If you’re a millennial, the chances you’ve already invested in a private life insurance policy are probably pretty low. The share of Americans covered by life insurance slid from …
5 things you need to know about healthcare coverage during open enrollment
(BPT) - It’s that time of year again — open enrollment for healthcare coverage. While finding the right plan may seem confusing, there are more resources and ways to find reduced-cost …
PWCS Increases Pay for Substitutes, Tutors, Plus Teachers & Staff Covering Classes
PWCS will increase the hourly daily-substitute rate, the PALS tutor rate, and the afterschool temporary tutor rate, effective Jan. 18.
Warrenton Word: Snow, MLK Day Closures, Blood Drive & More
Community Alert(s) / Local News: Town & County Offices Closed Monday; No Refuse Collection-Monday; Winter Storm Warning; Blood Drive; Sheriff Mosier Nominated; Pickup After Pet; and more
VDH To Close Some Vaccination and Testing Centers Monday, Others To Delay Opening Due to Weather
he Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is closing some vaccination and testing centers and will delay the opening of others on Monday, January 17, 2022 due to inclement weather
UPDATED: Virginia State Police Respond to Multiple Snow-Related Crashes Sunday
Temperatures will continue to drop overnight causing slick and dangerous road conditions across the Commonwealth.
Youngkin Rescinds School Mask Mandates, up to Grade 12, via Executive Order
Virginia parents may elect to send their children to their public schools without wearing a mask, according to Governor Youngkin's Executive Order number 2.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin Signs 11 Executive Actions on Day One
The actions include an executive order affirming the rights of parents to make decisions on masks in schools,
Brentsville District High School Turf Program Awarded Highest Industry Honor
This award is the industry’s highest honor and is awarded to recognize leaders who manage sporting playing surfaces at the professional, collegiate, schools, and recreation levels.
Recent Unity Reed Graduate Shawn Murphy Wins the Dick Butkus Award
Shawn Murphy, a Unity Reed High School graduate, recently won the Dick Butkus Award as the nation’s top high school linebacker.
Governor Northam Delivers Last State of the Commonwealth Address
If you asked me who we are in Virginia, I would tell you we are people who care about each other. We try to treat each other right. We want our neighbors to succeed, just as much as we want that for ourselves. And our policy choices are rooted in who we are—people who want the best for others.
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5 tips for financial and retirement planning in 2021

(BPT) - The past year has presented countless challenges, and for many, a reassessment of goals — especially when it comes to finances. A new survey shows attitude shifts including a renewed …

Study: Most Americans say they're optimistic about a brighter financial future in 2021

(BPT) - As we enter 2021, here’s one more essential item to put on your list in addition to canned goods and masks: a financial checkup. According to Fidelity Investments’ 2021 New Year …

Support Small Business: 6 ways to help businesses in your community thrive

(Family Features) Over the past year, pandemic-related operational challenges, combined with a surge in physical and verbal attacks, have been uniquely difficult for Asian American and Pacific Islander business owners. Consider these ways you can support small businesses, including AAPI owners and the community at-large.

How to Improve Your Financial Health

(Family Features) Money affects almost every aspect of your life and can be the determining factor in many of your day-to-day decisions. Understanding how you feel about your finances and why you have these feelings can help you improve your overall financial health along with these tips.

Avoiding financial problems

Fraud Watch: Avoiding COVID-19 Related Medicare Scams

(BPT) - Medicare fraud is not a new issue and long predates the pandemic, but during times of crisis, scammers often get more aggressive and creative with targeting seniors. Scammers have taken ample …

First steps in retirement planning – for all Americans

(BPT) - Even if you’re young, newly employed or haven't yet started to save for retirement, many financial professionals agree planning is key to achieving a sense of security for your future. …

Emotional Investing And Social Media

(NAPSI)—When it comes to gathering information to make an investment decision, investors have access to a variety of online information sources, from investment platforms to news and social media. …

Tax Prep Tips You Need Now from Financial Pros

(NewsUSA) --Tax time is just around the corner, and although many people still face various degrees of financial upheaval in the wake of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the IRS now says that taxes …
More ways to manage your money
Get Personal with Your Workplace Benefits
(Family Features) The benefits you choose during your company's annual enrollment is one of the most important financial decisions you'll make.
6 Tips to Keep Some Jingle In Your Pocket This Holiday Season
(Family Features) Awe-inspiring decorations. Extravagant family meals. Gift wish lists that seem to go on forever. No wonder the holidays can be stressful for many Americans and their wallets. However, these tips can help you gear up for the festivities while still leaving some jingle in your pocket.
Financial Tips for Parents to Teach Their Children
Children often dream of the day they can call themselves grown-ups, but few look forward to – let alone think about – the financial realities of independence.
6 tips to pay for your child's college education
(BPT) - College tuition bills are due right around the corner. It’s true that college can be expensive, but knowing all of the different financing options available and making a plan can help you and other parents find peace of mind.
6 tips to pay for your child's college education
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6 tips to pay for your child's college education

(BPT) - College tuition bills are due right around the corner. It’s true that college can be expensive, but knowing all of the different financing options available and making a plan can help you and other parents find peace of mind.

6 tips to pay for your child's college education

(BPT) - College tuition bills are due right around the corner. It’s true that college can be expensive, but knowing all of the different financing options available and making a plan can help you and other parents find peace of mind.

Gold and Silver makes Digital Debut, Public Exchange Listing in Blockchain Era

(NewsUSA) - Silver and gold, long-time staples in the global economy, are entering the age of digital finance. Gold and silver have a history as safe-haven investments, trusted units of account, …

Why Women Benefit from Financial Planning

(NewsUSA) - As we celebrate Women's History Month, we take time to reflect on the important contributions women of different backgrounds have made to our country and on the importance of diversity …

Gold and Silver Join Blockchain Era with Digital Debut, Public Exchange Listing

(NewsUSA) - Silver and gold, long-time staples in the global economy, are entering the age of digital finance. Gold and silver have a history as safe-haven investments, trusted units of account, …

Military Families Make Financial Planning a Mission

(NewsUSA) - Military families are the foundation of our nation's security, and they deserve respect and support for their dedication and service to the country. And given the unique challenges and …

Engagement Rings Bring Your Love Story to Life

Engagement rings mean many things -- romance, love, commitment. Each love story is unique, each engagement ring is the start of a new love story, and each will be a witness to a lifetime of memories.

Fostering Employee Investment Diversity Improves Business Outcomes

(NewsUSA) - Whether you are new to the workforce or a seasoned pro, retirement planning is the secret to long-term wealth, and it is never too early or too late to make a plan to live your best life …

Fine-Tune Your Finances Now, Reap Rewards Later

(NewsUSA) - Many people spend a lot of time planning and fine-tuning their physical fitness, and that often includes working with a personal trainer. Why not think of financial fitness in the same …

4 Top-of-Mind Questions from College Students Filing Taxes for the First Time

(BPT) - Are you in college, or a recent graduate getting ready to file your taxes for the first time? You probably have many questions, such as how to file, whether you can get any tax breaks, and …

Don’t Go Uncovered—Finding Your Own Health Insurance Post-Graduation

(NAPSI)—“I may need health insurance after graduation.” Perhaps this is the last thing you are asking yourself but may be among the most significant. About one in five people in their 20s do …

Need a financial checkup? Try these 4 tips

(BPT) - Springtime has finally arrived and for many that means engaging in a little spring cleaning. Traditionally, this entails a deep home cleaning — scrubbing the windows, dusting the …

5 steps you can take to be actionable in your financial education

(BPT) - Make no mistake: The past several months have been challenging — both financially and emotionally — when it comes to the disruption the COVID-19 global pandemic brought to our …

3 savvy ways to manage your finances

(BPT) - During challenging times, there’s nothing more stressful than trying to manage your money (especially if your cash flow has been disrupted). Between expenses like rent, groceries, …

Experts Share Advice on Confusing Tax Situations Created by Pandemic

In 2020, Americans experienced firsts across virtually every aspect of life. Now, with an extended tax deadline of May 17 approaching, the implications for such an unusual year have some people wondering how all those changes might affect their tax refund.