7 Secrets of Customer Service Nobody Tells You

Whether you’re an entry-level intern or a high-ranking CEO, at least part of your job comes down to customer service. You could deal with customers directly, handling complaints and questions and meeting with them occasionally as part of ongoing account management, or simply engage with them through your services at a distance. No matter what, you have to keep your customers happy.
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What Your Favorite Halloween Candy Says About You

What does your favorite Halloween candy say about who you are and how you like to celebrate? Choose your favorite treat to find out...
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How an Independent Agent Can Save You Tons of Money

Reducing debt and building savings are a great way to start yourself on the path to financial security. Protecting the investments that you have made in your future is also important. While some people may feel that they can save money by skimping on insurance policies or avoiding them altogether, this is actually a very risky way to move through life. Having a contingency plan for the hazards or disasters that life may bring your way is the key to avoiding undue financial setbacks.
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6 Easy Ways to Save Money After a Divorce

The effects of divorce can be devastating. My divorce had a huge impact on my performance at work and turned my personal life upside down. Relocating, no longer living with my children, and just trying to move on were difficult ordeals to endure.
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Everything You Need to Know About Pet Insurance But Were Afraid To Ask

Finding the right pet insurance policy is a lot like house breaking a puppy: it takes time, patience, and knowledge. In fact, with subtle differences such as per condition, per year, lifetime cover, time limited, cover reset, direct claims, accident only…researching pet insurance can leave you feeling frazzled. But if this makes you want to hide in a corner and whimper, fear not! All is made clear.
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Reverse Mortgages 101: What You Need to Know

Reverse mortgages are advertised a lot these days. You may see them featured in TV commercials, touted in radio ads and mentioned online. Usually, these ads depict happy older couples vacationing on cruises or traveling the world with their reverse mortgage funds. However, this is not the intended use of this type of loan. They are designed more to be used as a lifeline for retired people who have a lot of equity built in their homes and need to supplement their incomes.
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The Joys and Perils of Teaching Your Child to Ride a Bike

I have two kids. One of them knows how to ride a bike and the other does not. While I like to think that my oldest picked up bike riding pretty easily, the truth is it took him the better part of two years to finally master this skill. I’m not the most patient of people when it comes to teaching my kids how to do things. I automatically assume that things like riding a bike shouldn’t be so hard to figure out. I get annoyed, frustrated, and angry at them all the time. I get it in my head that things I can do easily are things they should be able to master without a problem as well. But that's not always the case. After my oldest finally figured out how to do it, I started to teach my youngest and realized that I was going through the same stages with him as well. Perhaps you have experienced the same?
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Your New Dog Could Really Cost You: Dog Bites and Beyond

Acquiring a new pet is like becoming a parent; pets and children are your responsibility, both emotionally and financially, and you need to plan for all eventualities. In the case of pet ownership, this includes being aware of your public liabilities so that unexpected costs don't bite you in the backside.
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The 2014 Halloween Survival Guide for Parents

It’s that time of year again. Little ghouls and goblins will be running around the streets soon enough and you’ll follow behind diligently watching to make sure that they stay safe. It’s usually considered a chore, but this year you can take advantage of a few ideas that will make trick or treating just as much fun for you.
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5 Simple Steps for Buying Used Farm Equipment

So, you've got a great piece of land, and maybe a tractor or two, but it's just not enough. Maybe you've got a great tractor, but you need a new implement like a bush hog or a hay rake. Whatever your equipment needs are, it's a wise idea to know get the inside scoop when it comes to buying used farm equipment.
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2 Simple Steps to Finding Your Perfect RV Site Every Time

When we started our full-time RV journey having never RVd before, we didn’t have a clue how to go about finding an RV site that was right for us. Like everyone else, we were overwhelmed by suggestions from friends, ads from websites, forums, apps and every other imaginable source under the sun. Some of these suggestions were better than others, and some were downright awful! Through trial and error, we’ve narrowed down the process of finding a perfect RV site every time.
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Motorcycle Gear: Protect Yourself from Head to Toe

There is little that can match the joy of taking to the open road on a motorcycle. Whether you are a long-distance rider or just use your bike for weekend fun, one of the most important things you can do is dress for safety. Basic riding gear consists of a helmet, gloves, jacket, and boots. Hardcore, serious bikers may want to suit up in leather riding suits. Protecting your body with the right gear can ensure that your next set of wheels isn’t an ambulance gurney.
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Don't Try This at Home: Hair-Raising Pet Remedies

If your pet becomes unwell, where do you turn for help? As a veterinarian, I understand the need to seek professional advice, but do you? Treating an animal can end in disaster if you don't know what you are doing. In the 19th century veterinary medicine was practically nonexistent and yet owners wanted to help their sick pets. So where did they turn for help?
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Boys vs. Girls: Which Are Better Drivers?

The age-old debate continues: Who is better behind the wheel, men or women? If you have both a son and daughter you know just how often this argument erupts around the dinner table. Thankfully, a professor and doctoral student in the civil engineering department at Kansas State University decided to take a closer look and give parents a few real answers when it comes to teen drivers.
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Fight Distracted Teen Driving with New Interactive Simulator

Next time your teen groans at the thought of a weekend driving lesson, flash a smile. Tell the young driver it won't be with you. Let them try a distracted driving simulator, a video-game like experience that creatively inspires teens to keep their eyes on the road.
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Is Your Teen Breaking the Law? What You Need to Know About School Permits

Did you know your teen may have broken a law simply by driving home from school last night? If your teen is using a school permit to go to and from classes, listen up. Each state has very specific guidelines and rules for using a school permit, which is generally issued after your teen has earned a learner's permit.
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Teens and Tire Safety: What Driver's Ed Doesn't Teach Kids

Your child's driver's education class focuses on the rules of the road and being an attentive driver. But driving lessons often miss the mark when it comes to knowing basic car care information. Michelin North America Inc. helped fund a study to determine what driving students are learning -- and not learning -- that could put them at risk for an auto accident.
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