Thursday, December 27, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC) is offering a unique gift of history that will last for a lifetime - a brick or paver on Detroit's riverfront. The bricks and pavers will be placed at the two new riverfront plazas located at Rivard St., just east of the GM Renaissance Center, and at Gabriel Richard Park, just east of the Belle Isle (MacArthur) Bridge.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Write an Essay (1000 - 1,200 Words) on: Freedom of Conscience in Contemporary Society
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Just open a 6V battery and you will find 32AA batteries inside.
Watch this video to find out how http://www.metacafe.com/watch/824477/6_volt_battery_hack_youll_be_amazed/
Many free MP3's including Alicia Keys "No One".
Each MP3 has a short "40 second commerical" at the beginning and end...
Click on the Alica Keys MP3 link next to the headphones and do a "Save" to your hard drive.http://www.gcast.com/u/radiohio/buzzcut.xml
Sunday, November 11, 2007
What's next? A timeline for the college-bound
Write a killer admissions essay
Ways to survive a college budget
How to find profs who rock the lecture halls!
Watch your back:Tips for carrying your backpack
Check out your school
Two schools are better than one!
The dreaded freshman 15: How to avoid the extra poundage without jeopardizing your health
Useful calorie log
Tackling your first year
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Steps to College is NACAC's online newsletter for and about students in the school-to-college transition. New stories are added to this page throughout the year, so come back often! http://www.nacacnet.org/MemberPortal/News/StepsNewsletter/
The Parts of an Admission Folder
Admission Tech 101: What Students Need to Know
Early Decision/Early Action: Does the Early Bird Get the Worm?
Getting Great Recommendations
Top Ten Tips for Writing the College Essay
Help with the Writing Process
College Admission for the Home-Schooler
The Truth About College Interviews
The Waiting Game: What if I'm Wait-Listed?
Making the Final Decision
"Stuck at the Airport" writer, Harriet Baskas, reports on the facilities and services at more than 65 airports worldwide.
Click on this link to find information on what to do if you are stuck in any major airport:
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Friday, November 2, 2007
The Oakland County Clerk's Office is launching a free online service today to help homeowners protect themselves from mortgage and deed fraud. FRAUDCHECK will allow homeowners to go online and see if any unauthorized documents have been recorded with the clerk/register of deeds in the last 12 months. The program will be available through http://www.landaccess.com/
GET HUMAN DOT COM
End your frustrations and always speak with a human. Get Human is a source listing of all the customer service numbers that link you directly to a live person.
Check it out: http://www.gethuman.com/us/
1-800-NUMBERS DOT NET
1-800-NUMBERS is a pro consumer website that contains toll free 800 numbers for many different companies. The numbers are accompanied by written transcriptions of the company phone menus so that users can get what the help they need quickly.
Check it out http://www.800-numbers.net
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Secret Shopper® is accepting applications for qualified individuals to become mystery shoppers. It's fun and rewarding, and you choose when and where you want to shop. You are never obligated to accept an assignment. There is no charge to become a shopper and you do not need previous experience. After you sign up, you will have access to training materials on our site.
Apply now to become a mystery shopper.
Consult our Frequently Asked Questions for applicants section for answers
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Water and Sewerage Dept has a new meter program starting this fall and are currently hiring technicians and bilingual customer services representatives for the new call center in Detroit. Starting pay is $11.50 per hour.They are also hiring water meter installation technicians immediately, previous maintenance experience, helpful but not necessary-they will train. Contact person is Brian Roberts 1-866-2359 or 313-372-2100 to schedule an appointment. The contract company is VSI Meter Services and the project lead is Damond Warren. Email resumes and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. These positions are for three years.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Order the Tuesday edition of the Detroit Free Press with Yak's Corner for up to 37 weeks during the 2007-2008 school year -- September 11, 2007 to June 10, 2008 -- at no cost to you or your school!
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Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Times are getting tough for many educational programs. The facts can be daunting:
In 2007, $3.5 billion will be cut from the Department of Education, a 4% decrease in funding from last year. Less than 2 cents on the dollar spent on education support the critical elementary and secondary education programs that help our schools.
Surveys show that teachers believe arts education programs are endangered because of the No Child Left Behind Act, which focuses primarily on math, science, foreign-language programs and standard tests. Research shows that the 3 to 6 p.m. is the peak period for juvenile crime and drug & alcohol experimentation, a time slot that could be filled with extracurricular school programs if they existed. As district budgets become tighter, schools are faced with the difficult decision of having to cut important programs, particularly art and music.
In response, Airborne, Inc., has developed the Airborne Teacher Trust Fund program to help school communities across the nation revive these ever-important learning programs.
Children ages five to Twelve and their accompanying parent or adult learn about tool safety while building fun and educational projects from pre-fab kits. Each child also receives a kid-sized Home Depot orange apron and project pin. Visit the website to find a location near you.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Monday through Saturday 10 am, Noon, 2pm and 4pm
The free one-hour tour takes visitors through the landmark GM Renaissance Center and outlines the rich history that General Motors shares with the city of Detroit.
Tours depart from the Customer Service Desk located in the GM Wintergarden. No advance registration is required.
Private tours are suggested for groups of 10 or more. To make group tour arrangements, contact Kim Rusinow at 313.568.5624. Appropriate for school groups and reunions.
Ren Cen Tour Highlights:
>GM Wintergarden - a tropical atrium overlooking the Detroit River
>GM Lobby and Pavilion - the glass-and-steel Jefferson Plaza entrance
>GM World - an eclectic display of vintage, new model and concept vehicles
>GM Collection - a unique collection of GM souvenirs and historical books
>Circulation Ring - 288 pieces of suspended etched glass panels connecting the building's four towers
>"Borealis" Glass Sculpture - the tallest vertical glass sculpture in the world
>Ren Cen Shops - a showcase of boutique shopping unique to Detroit
>Restaurants - the expansive food court and the world-class, white-linen restaurants of Andiamo Riverfront, Seldom Blues and Coach Insignia
>Riverfront Plaza and Promenade - features a world map carved in granite
>Detroit Riverfront Conservancy - an overview of the "Bridge to Bridge" vision and Riverwalk
The one-hour tour concludes with a glass elevator ride to the 72nd floor of the Detroit Marriott Hotel for a breathtaking view of the Detroit and Windsor skylines. - Bring Your Cameras!
For more information: http://www.gmrencen.com/Tours/tabid/65/Default.aspx
This fall, DNIE (Detroit News in Education) will offer teachers E-editions -- exact electronic replicas of The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press that readers access through their computers -- in addition to the current print editions!
E-edition users can:
View all text, photos, and advertisements exactly as they are printed in the daily paper
Flip through pages and skim headlines - same as with a traditional newspaper
Change screen layout and move easily through pages and sections
Use keywords to research any topic, person or event instantly
Save, print and send articles with a click of a button
For more information, http://nieonline.com/detroit/downloads/2007-08catalog/9.pdf
The Henry Ford has an exciting exhibit entitled With Liberty and Justice for All. This exhibit explores the evolution of American freedom through four key eras—American Revolution, Civil War, Suffragette, and Civil Rights. This exhibit is significant due to its educational opportunities and marks a major change for The Henry Ford, as it explores a social innovation rather than a technological innovation. It is also the permanent context for the Rosa Parks bus.
Through the generous support of the Knight Foundation, The Henry Ford is able to offer free admission to Detroit families that are economically-disadvantaged and/or otherwise would not be able to visit the museum and see this exhibit. The Henry Ford is partnering with Mayor’s Time to provide you this opportunity. If you know of an econonmically-disadvantaged person or family interested in free tickets, please contact Jannice King at email@example.com. Note: This is not to be used for school field trips.
To learn more about the exhibit, visit: http://www.thehenryford.org/museum/liberty/default.asp
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Participating museums include :
>Detroit Institute of Arts,
>Detroit Historical Museum,
>Ford Rouge Factory Tour,
>Henry Ford Estate,
>Cranbrook Museums for Science and for Art,
>University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History,
>Howell Nature Center,
and many more.
MAP is a partnership between public libraries and museums in Wayne, Oakland, Washtenaw, Livingston, St. Clair and Macomb counties.The program is sponsored by Macy's, the Library of Michigan Foundation, and the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan. Macy's underwrites expenses for producing promotional materials used by and in DPL libraries as well as print and media advertising for the program.
MAP begins October 25, and continues through October, 2008. If successful, it will be considered for a second year.
Friday, October 12, 2007
The Health Care Career Center, in downtown Detroit, has partnered with the Oakland University School of Nursing for 10-week training courses that will enable graduates to become certified nursing assistants at the Detroit Medical Center.
The city hopes to get 300 people through the program by year-end.
On the east side, the Hospitality/Retail Career Center, working with Wayne County Community College and Goodwill Industries, will train people to work at CVS pharmacies. The city hopes 500 people will move through that program by year's end.
For more information Detroiters interested in one of the new training programs should contact the Detroit Workforce Development Department at (313) 962-9675 or visit the Web site http://www.detroitmi.gov/
Saturday, April 21, 2007
She told the audience that she could have retired long ago, but she loves educating people on the subject of finances. She gave everyone the "secret code" that was available in her latest book to get a deal on setting up an online savings account at TD Ameritrade. If $100 is deposited in the account every month for 12 months, TD Ameritrade would give Suze Orman followers (with the secret code) a special $100 bonus in the 13th month. Now that's a deal that I am going to jump on. It is not everyday that someone gives you money for attending a seminar.
What I learned at the seminar:
1. Don't believe everything you see or read. The Michigan economy is not ALL bad.
2. Check your 401k to see how the investments are allocated. Only 15% of the total should be in your company stock. If you have more, move out at little at a time until you hit your target.
3. Have common sense. Trust no one. Scams are everywhere. Check http://www.fdic.gov/ for a list of recent scams.
4. Your child may be able to get financial aid for college. The formula your finanical aid is based on 22% of your income, 3% assets, 50% of the student's income, and 25% of the student's assets.
5. Invest in a 529 account to pay for college. They have no income restrictions, low impact on financial aid, and state tax advantages. You can have multiple 529 accounts. If your child does not go to college, you pay a 10% penalty on the growth, taxes on the growth, and you get back the principle.
6. A low FICO score is less than 600. A high FICO score is between 760-850.
7. Closing down accounts can negatively affect your FICO score since 30% of the score is based on debt to credit limit. Leave the zero accounts open.
8. Paying your bills on time will raise your FICO score because it accounts for 30% of your FICO score.
9. Adding someone with a good FICO score to your score will increase your score.
10. Dedit Cards don't report to FICO.
11. The 4 must have documents are (1). Will, (2). Living Revocable Trust, (3). Advance Directive, and (4). Durable Power of Attorney. The Living Revocable Trust must have a incapacity clause. The Will will cover anything that is not in the Trust. The Advance Directive gives instructions in case you are on Life Support. The Durable Power of Attorney is used in case you are in the hospital.
12. Real Estate values follow the job market. Other people's misfortunes will affect your home value. 3 Trillion in adjustable rate mortgages are coming due this year.
13. One extra mortgage payment a year changes a 30 year mortgage into a 24.5 year mortgage.
14. Rolf IRA's are best investment if you qualify. You have already paid taxes on the money so you can take the principle without penalty if you need to. After age 59 1/2, all the money is tax free.
15. A good financial plan to follow is 1. Invest in 401k up to the company match. 2. Pay down credit card debt. 3. Invest in a Rolf IRA. 4. Write a Will. 5. Open a Trust. 6. Do a Advance Directive. 7. Do a Durable Power of Attorney 8. Pay off your Mortgage 9. Buy Term Life Insurance (don't insure children).
16. To make $100, go to http://www.saveyourself.com/ and use the password 701. This will open a TD Ameritrade accout where you can invest as little as $50 a month for the next 12 months. In the 13th month, $100 will be deposited into the account. The account is insured, has no fees, and gives a 3% return. (This is a limited time offer)
17. Custodial accounts should be setup for minors.