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Tired of Living Paycheck to Paycheck? Pay Yourself First

By Michelle Floyd Are you one of the many Americans who doesn’t have a personal budget? Do you find yourself living from paycheck to paycheck, never having anything left over to save for a rainy day?  More and more of us are faced with this dilemma than we care to admit.  It seems we all…Read More

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Money Matters by Eric Ballenger | Five Money Tips for Your College-Aged Child

When his daughter was looking at colleges, Dan Prebish, Director of Life Event Services at Wells Fargo Advisors, approached things a little differently than many parents. He raised the issue of college finances while on college tours, asking tour guides questions such as, “How much do you budget for meals outside of the dorm?” and…Read More

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She’s Crafty

Meet Morgan Sprigler, the queen of crafting If Pinterest were personified, her name would be Morgan Sprigler. The Southern Indiana resident has been crafting since she was a little kid and inspiring plenty of others. “My mom tells me that, as a kid, I would always want to get myself dressed. My outfit of choice…Read More

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It’s Tax Time, Southern Indiana

Most People who’ve been filing income taxes, and maybe also business taxes, for years know the drill: gather all your records, keep your receipts and use an experienced professional tax preparer. Beyond that, though, what are some items that frequently slip through the cracks? Nicole York, senior manager at Rodefer Moss & Co., took time…Read More

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Have Headaches? Here’s How To Find Relief

By Dr. Michael Cassaro Headaches! What a headache! While most people never get headaches, most people do get occasional headaches, though they usually are not severe. Treatment, if necessary, is successful with over-the-counter medications as needed. Yet, there are a lot of people with frequent headaches, recurrent headaches, headaches that last for days at a time…Read More

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TRAINING STUDENTS FOR INDUSTRY SUCCESS

(Purdue Polytechnic New Albany, Purdue University Director Andrew Takami) Photo by Tim Girton There is much to be excited about at Purdue Polytechnic New Albany, Purdue University  With talented students in many disciplines who have achievements ranging from designing heated work gloves to creating automatic guitar tuners, Purdue Polytechnic New Albany, Purdue University is a quickly-growing force in…Read More

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A Q & A WITH CHARLIE SMITH | EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF BUILDING & DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHERN INDIANA

Photo by Evan Rivard Extol Magazine: How many years have you been with the Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana (BDASI)? Charlie Smith: Three. Extol: What is the mission of BDASI? Smith: The Building & Development Association of Southern Indiana provides its members with advocacy, education, networking, and community outreach while encouraging smart growth…Read More

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REBECCA’S HATS: SoIN STYLE

Pictured: Rebecca Vance By Avery Walts | Photo By John Sodrel REBECCA VANCE wore hats to church every Sunday growing up in Milltown, Ind. When she was 10 years old, her step-grandmother decided it was time the young girl learned to make her own hats and clothes. “I didn’t make any hats for years because…Read More

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Hot Wheels and Glue Guns

By Stacy Thomas | Photo by Tony Bennett MICHELLE BAZELEY has always had an interest in memory keeping and creating handmade art. Her business Hot Wheels and Glue Guns, a modern memory-keeping service, originally started as a blog. “The blog was a mix of my personal life as a wheelchair user and my personal DIY…Read More