• A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.

    Mae West

The Reason for Men

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They say men are from mars, and now we know why.

In the world of many different species the male seems to exist to serve only one purpose; reproduction. But scientists argue that an all-female a-sexual population would serve the same purpose and would be far more efficient. So with the idea that men really aren't that necessary they set out to find a reason to keep them around. Now it seems they have an explanation.  read more »

A Low Down Payment

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In the market for a home in the Houston area? All you need for a down payment is a compelling argument.

Michael and Stephanie Wachs have decided to sell their house and move closer to their daughter's preschool. So they are putting their home in a popular Houston neighborhood up for sale. And if you're interested in putting in an offer, you're going to need less than $200 and a well written essay.  read more »

Changing Faces

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She helped change the face of history; next she could be changing the face of the $20 bill.

In January of 2014 a New York based advocacy group, started a poll to see which historical woman should replace President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Recently the group, Woman on 20's, announced that Harriet Tubman received the most votes.

Tubman who was a conductor on the Underground Railroad beat out a list of women that included Eleanor Roosevelt, Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks. The group says it hopes to meet with President Obama and make this unofficial poll a reality. But not everyone is buying the results.  read more »

Financial Security

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When it comes to financial security, having money is just half the battle.

Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is a leading advocate for financial literacy and a certified financial planner. Plus it doesn’t hurt that her father is financial icon Charles Schwab. She says a majority of the country does not know how to properly handle money.

“My concern is that as a country we’re not talking about the lack of financial literacy. Financial literacy is necessary to have financial security.”

Carrie says teenagers and 20-something’s aren’t being taught how to manage debt and the responsibility of credit cards. On the opposite end of the spectrum people in their fifties aren’t fully prepared for retirement.  read more »

Expiring Jobs

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Many people are afraid that technology will take their job; but some people might actually want to prepare a resume.

According to MSN Money there are six iconic jobs that are no longer looking to hire. For example it looks like the Avon lady might not be calling as much. Earlier this week the company reported a loss of more than $140 million dollars in the first quarter saying most women are buying their beauty products elsewhere.

Also on the list are travel agents. A few years ago you could have someone help you plan your dream vacation; now all you need is a couple hours on a computer and you're ready to pack. Thanks to sites such as Expedia, Hotwire and Hotels.com all the information you need for your next adventure is a few clicks away.  read more »

Current Podcast

Podcast: High Tech Car Accidents

  • Artist: Brian Banmiller
  • Title: High Tech Car Accidents
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