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FHA loan limits to increase in most of U.S. in 2019

The Federal Housing Administration announced its new loan limits for 2019, and it looks like most of the country will see an increase. In high-cost areas, the new FHA loan limit ceiling increased to $726,525, up from $679,650 in 2018. The FHA will also increase its floor to $314,827, up …

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5 family friendly local concert series

With six months of events packed into three over the summer, music is somewhere nearly every night. But what about live outdoor music for families? Having children doesn’t make you yearn for Tragically Hip covers any less than when you were traipsing from show to show untethered to responsibility, so …

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Parents and Kids Weigh in on Their Family’s Tech Protocol

The debate rages everywhere—in parenting groups, online, in advice columns. And of course, very vocally at home. Kids beg for more, more, more screen time. Today more than half of US parents of teens limit their access to devices. At least somewhat. But there’s hardly a consensus on what is …

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The tax-smart way to loan money to family members

You may want to help a young family member buy a first home or help a financially challenged relative or friend by loaning that person some money. Nice thought, but if you follow through, please make it a tax-smart loan. This column explains how to avoid adverse tax consequences when …

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Abundance: A glossy threat to Generation Z – The Jakarta Post

Generation Z has many advantages over Generation Y individuals. The most obvious one is that they have comparatively richer and more generous parents. Therefore, children nowadays have everything – clothes, food, gadgets, toys, books – in abundance. If we look around, we feel happy that scarcity is not a problem …

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Run for Heaven’s Sake brings families together

BILLINGS – The Ramsey Keller Memorial Foundation was named after a baby who died shortly after she was born on Nov. 23, 2011. Each year, the foundation helps more than 100 Montana families who have experienced the same type of loss. More than 1,000  came out for the foundation’s biggest fundraiser, …

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