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MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Lithuanian food

December 6, 2019

I was talking with a friend recently about her vacation in Lithuania, the country of her ancestry. She and her wife rode bicycles through the countryside, stopping for meals along the way. She lamented that the terrain was too flat to truly work off the rich ...

COMMENTARY: Why trust matters for democracy

December 6, 2019

By Lee H. Hamilton To me, it was a thunderclap. Years ago, when I was in Congress, we were in the midst of a tense, contentious debate. Members had gotten irritated, levying charges back and forth, and tempers were rising. It was starting to look like we ...

COMMENTARY: Don't let clients see mediation as a last resort

December 6, 2019

By Charity Burke BridgeTower Media Newswires DETROIT-There's a common thought among some clients that mediation is a last resort to resolving their dispute. While that is certainly not true, it's up to lawyers to fully educate their clients on the legal process ...

THE ECONOMIC BLUEPRINT: Millennials and risk-taking: Building a balanced attack

December 6, 2019

Being a Detroit Lions fan is tough. (Whether you're a Lions fan, or even a sports fan at all, bear with me for a moment - this analogy is quick and it serves an important purpose.) With the Lions, something always seems to be missing. Conversely, a successful ...

NERDWALLET: Is it time to switch your college savings plan?

December 6, 2019

By Liz Weston NerdWallet College savings plans are a great way to save for education. But not all college savings plans are great. Most state-sponsored 529 college savings plans, which allow you to invest in a tax-advantaged account for future education ...

NERDWALLET: Five signs an online loan is a debt trap

December 6, 2019

By Annie Millerbernd NerdWallet As you scan the crowded pages of Google search results for a low-cost loan, it can be difficult to decipher reputable lenders from predatory ones. These lenders, who use abusive or unfair practices, offer loans with high rates ...