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This sheep was getting a better view at the Plainfield Farmers' Fair. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
Lindsey Goffinet (L) and Murgia of Bangor double team a T'Wolve during their game Saturday at Bangor Memorial Park. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
These children are having fun at the OLMC Big Time celebration in Roseto. Sbtt Photo Haley Burns
Don't go back to college broke
(BPT) - Roughly half of all college students find summer employment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While there are no statistics for how much money those in the lucky half were able to successfully save, it’s safe to say that for a good portion of millennials, spending and summer fun, go hand in hand.
TheMintGrad, a Northwestern Mutual online resource especially designed for the unique financial needs of 18- to 24-year-olds, has some tricks for helping college students stretch those summer earnings well into the school year.
One method for preserving summer income earned is setting a savings goal. Whether it’s a spring break trip, school books, or a deposit on an off-campus apartment, working toward something tangible is a great motivator. While putting away some of those paychecks may take a bite out of disposable income, students will be grateful when their spring break isn’t being spent with their little brother in the backyard blow-up pool. The MintGrad’s budget worksheet can help balance savings objectives with other expenditures.
The good news is that while spending money is appealing at any age, Northwestern Mutual’s recently released 2014 Planning and Progress Study findings indicate that millennials are ahead of the curve. Nearly 2/3 of respondents 18-24 said they were disciplined or highly disciplined financial planners, more than their grandparents’ or parents’ generation. This means that with some guidance and support, millennials are well on their way to becoming the most financially responsible generation in history.
The key is prioritizing what to spend on while eliminating those items that are not worth the investment. Some suggestions include:
* Printers – Save space, money and the environment. If you need to print a paper, put your tuition dollars to work and use your campus’ computer lab.
* External hard drive – The clouds may not be the best place for your head, but it’s genius for data. Why spend a couple of hundred dollars on more stuff to transport to and from campus when there are options like Google Drive, Dropbox and others?
* Fancy dorm decor – While a dorm room should be comfortable, it is not a permanent home or a suite at a swank hotel. Considering that there is a strong chance that roommates and friends will trash some of your stuff, it makes sense to channel the money that would be spent on fancy bedding or wall decor into savings or something that will last longer than a few semesters. For more “just say no” items, check out this article on the Mint Grad at www.themintgrad.org/socialize/2013/09/10-things-college-students-dont-need.
These sheep watch the crowds go by at the Plainfield Farmers' Fair. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
These children work on a painting project at the Slate Belt Y Summer Recreation at Weona Park in Pen Argyl Wednesday. (More photos tomorrow) Sbtt Photo Haley Burns.
Top cops in China are being urged to reverse a decision to sack a traffic officer for stripping off his shirt and threatening to punch a motorist.
Jiang Hu was caught on camera after the incident with a man who was arguing with him after being issued with a parking ticket.
Instead of the public outrage that might have been anticipated, the officer ended up winning over a legion of female fans.
Most wanted to get the police officer's phone number, others demanded the arrest of those that have provoked him, and a few even called for him to be promoted.
Although initially silent on the subject, police chiefs have now decided the officer's conduct was unworthy, and fired him.
Chinese social media networks have now come alive with people commenting on the good-looking police officer's fine figure, and saying he should get his job back.
The incident happened in the city of Deyang, Sichuan province, when three people in a car got into an argument with the officer when he tried to give them a parking ticket.
A war of words escalated which came to a head when the car's driver, Park Chu, told the 29-year-old police officer that he had no right to speak to him in that way.
The furious policeman took off his hat and his shirt and told the man: "I am now no longer a policeman, I am just a man. What you have to say now?"
The driver's friends took mobile phone images of the incident which they said they would upload to get the officer sacked.
But most people backed the police officer, making comments such as: "Police officers are only human too, I bet the three must have driven him crazy."
The T'Wolves sandwich a Bangor player during their game Saturday at Bangor Memorial Park. (More photos tomorrow) (More photos below) Sbtt Photo Larry Cory
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