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Education

Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind

Posted  June 14, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

PBS has commissioned John D. Boswell, also known by his Youtube moniker MelodySheep, to revisit the extensive video libraries of PBS’ most famous icons and produce a series of enthralling musical tributes that pay homage to our most beloved figures. The video, “Garden of Your Mind” on the PBS Digital Studios YouTube channel, has now been […]

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Education

Student Loans Are Threatening Older Americans’ Ability to Retire

Posted  June 19, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Former California state government worker Thomas Villalobos, 66, who is currently unemployed, never thought he’d be nearing retirement and still paying off his student loan. But that’s exactly what has happened to him. Villalobos, of Loma Rica, Calif., borrowed $12,000 to attend law school back in 1976. Since then, he has sometimes had to defer […]

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Politics

Big Bird: Fair or Fowl Play?

Posted  October 12, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

Two icons of PBS—Big Bird and Jim Lehrer—have received almost as much attention as Obama and Romney in the aftermath of the first presidential debate. How come? Was fowl play involved?Continue Big Bird: Fair or Fowl Play? By Michael Getler OCTOBER 11, 2012 * Ombudsman’s Note: This posting was updated on Friday, Oct. 12, to […]

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Business & Money

Find Out How to Avoid Foreclosure

Posted  December 18, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

If your name isn’t on your mortgage or deed, take these steps now — or you could face eviction First you lose your husband, then you lose your home. Talk about back-to-back blows. While there are no exact numbers, widows in their 50s and older these days are among the most vulnerable to foreclosure — […]

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Business & Money

11 Social Security Mistakes People Make

Posted  August 6, 2012  by  Michael Cadenhead

The hits just keep on coming. The Internet hits for Larry Kotlikoff and his Social Security Secrets, that is. We’re still getting tens of thousands a day and wave after wave of inquiries for Larry, some of which he’s been gracious enough to answer here on Making Sen$e. Friday is our third installment of “Ask Larry,” […]

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