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Apps to Make Saving Easier, MI Homes By Heidi

Saving for a home, retirement, a vacation or anything else can be difficult. The median retirement savings of all working-age families in the United States is $5,000, according to the Economic Policy Institute. Given that many financial advisers recommend having about $1 million in retirement, that leaves many families far short of their retirement plans. Don’t let such big goals…

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

ONE EMPLOYER, TWO LOCATIONS – DOES OVERTIME APPLY? QUESTION: I work part-time at two different medical clinics, in different towns. One of them is owned and operated by two doctors, who also own the company that manages both medical clinics – does payroll, sets hours, and pays benefits – although the doctors don’t actually own the second clinic. Between the…

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Bowling Green Lavender Women’s Dance Party

Save the date!Friday, October 18, 2019 from 7:30-11:00pm Held at the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut St., Bowling Green, OH 43402$12/person sliding scale, (more if you can, less if you can’t), pay at the door   Women only*; singles and couples welcome. Whether you dance or not, join us for a fun night. We have a huge dance floor, lots of tables, and our fabulous DJ Amy will…

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Tour de Nasty

Date Change: August 31 Tour de Nasty 11am Three Parks. Meet at the Tulip Tree Picnic area about 1 mile into lower Huron Metro Park. Entrance to park is East of I-94 on Haggerty Road. Parks require a parking pass that can be purchased at the gate. Towards the end of the ride, we will head into New Boston and…

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“One Voice” Benefit Concert

Sun, Sept. 22 – “One Voice” Benefit Concert at RO First United Methodist. See attached details. Call time 3pm for 4pm performance. Proceeds go to Ruth Ellis Center.  Royal Oak First UMC, 320 W. 7th St. Royal Oak, MI 48067 Royal Oak First Choir Fest 2019: One Voice Basics: ● Why ○ To celebrate the re-opening of the building, to show…

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Thinning Eyelashes? You’re Not Alone!

It is extremely normal for our eyelashes to thin and fall out as we age. This happens for a number of different reasons. One main reason for eyelash hair loss is due to hormonal changes which is completely normal but unfortunately can slow production and growth of eyelashes. As we age, our skin starts to get a little dryer and…

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Ask The Lawyer, DOES BOSS HAVE TO HOLD JOB OPEN?

WORKER CAN’T SAY WHEN HE’LL BE ABLE TO RETURN AFTER SURGERY, DOES BOSS HAVE TO HOLD JOB OPEN? QUESTION: One of my employees needed heart surgery several months ago, and our firm approved three weeks’ leave as paid time off, plus another nine weeks unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. There were complications after his surgery, so…

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Get Out Bike Pelee Island

Labor Day Sept 2, 2019 – Allow 90 minute drive to Kingsville Plan your travels to arrive at least 1/2 hour before departure. Don’t forget enhanced license or passport!! $16.85 for you $7.10 for your bike. MEET AT Kingsville Terminalhttp://www.ontarioferries.com/en/schedules/ Pelee Island Ferry Service – Kingsville Terminal 25 Dock Road Kingsvillehttp://www.bluewatertourism.com/Listing/Pelee-Island-Ferry-Service-Kingsville-Terminal Map https://www.bing.com/maps?osid=e391a866-52e4-4b50-bca7-d76fa0227bef&cp=42.038187~-82.74369&lvl=16&v=2&sV=2&form=S00027 10am Ferry to Pelee Island 4pm or 8pm Ferry back…

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Dear Christine, Worried in Waterford

Dear Christine, I have been with my partner for several years but for the last few years, we’ve been more like roommates. We don’t share a bedroom, we do a few things together, but mostly we do our own things. A few months ago we talked and confirmed officially that indeed we are just roommates and not “partners”. I was…

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Ask The Lawyer By: Daniel A. Gwinn, Esq.

EMPLOYERS MUST VERIFY AN EMPLOYEE’S LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES QUESTION: I think one of my employees might be an undocumented alien. The papers he provided when he was hired looked OK, but his lack of English and knowledge of the country make me suspect his papers might not be good. Since I’m not sure, do I…

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