TAN - The Afro News » Self Improvement http://www.theafronews.ca Newspaper serving the African American community of British Columbia, published in Vancouver, B.C. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 23:57:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Don’t Fall for Valentine’s Day Scams http://www.theafronews.ca/2014/02/12/12526/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2014/02/12/12526/#comments Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:00:22 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=12526 Valentine’s Day brings out the best – and worst – in human behavior. Our impulse is to be generous and search for the ideal gift. Internet thieves know this and coolly set traps for unsuspecting shoppers. And, not surprisingly, dating websites experience greater activity, along with a corresponding increase in relationship scammers.

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Traffic Tickets Can Ruin More Than Your Day http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/11/28/12424/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/11/28/12424/#comments Thu, 28 Nov 2013 18:11:31 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=12424 The best way to avoid traffic violation-related rate increases is to not break the law in the first place. But if that horse has already left the barn, arm yourself with information about coverage costs and how you might be able to lower your rates.

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Skills Shortages Reflect Canadian-made Barriers http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/11/15/12392/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/11/15/12392/#comments Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:39:25 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=12392 One of the biggest complaints we hear from prospective apprentices is that employers aren't interested in hiring young people without experience. Employers often say they are willing to hire an apprentice, but are rarely asked.

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Lack of relationship support hurts children’s chances for success http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/10/31/12327/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/10/31/12327/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:53:29 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=12327 More than one in seven Canadian children currently lives in poverty, a number that has climbed steadily since the 1990s, and comes with very real consequences - both social and economic

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Coping with Expensive Kids’ Extracurricular Activities http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/10/25/12273/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/10/25/12273/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 08:36:44 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=12273 As parents, we hesitate to stifle our children’s athletic and creative urges, especially when it can be so difficult to drag them away from their iPods and Xboxes. But sometimes you’ve just got to step back, weigh the different options available and decide what you can afford without upsetting your other financial goals and responsibilities.

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Schools as Battlefields – The Devastating Impact of Armed Conflict on Education http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/09/22/12159/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/09/22/12159/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 06:45:14 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=12159 Schools should not be battlefields. The thought of going to school should not instill fear. Schools should be places of hope and ambition where children go to learn and grow. I urge you and the Canadian government to encourage and strengthen efforts to end the use of schools as battlefields. All children, regardless of where they live, should have access to their right to education and the possibility of a better future.

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Explaining the cost of children http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/08/27/12046/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/08/27/12046/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:52:09 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=12046 The amount you spend on your child is not the measure of the quality of your parenting. It would be a shame if we discourage prospective parents by insisting that it costs $12,000 to $15,000 (or more) per year to raise a child.

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“Home-schooled” is not synonymous with “socially awkward” http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/08/21/12037/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/08/21/12037/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:56:31 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=12037 For a number of people, school - which parents are busy preparing for a return to right now - is as much about socialization as it is about education. It is for this reason that they don't consider home-schooling a viable option.

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The New York Institute of Technology http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/08/16/12007/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/08/16/12007/#comments Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:28:09 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=12007 Attracting students from more than 100 nations and delivering its curriculum worldwide in English, the program ensures the significant consideration of global perspectives. Moreover, the curriculum is contextualized so that localized business priorities form the context of the course content.

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Retiring Soon? Don’t Forget Tax Implications http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/08/05/11983/ http://www.theafronews.ca/2013/08/05/11983/#comments Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:48:12 +0000 The Afro News http://www.theafronews.ca/?p=11983 If your retirement is not far off, you’ve probably already started to estimate what your living expenses will be after the regular paychecks stop. Most would-be retirees remember to include routine expenses like housing (rent or mortgage), medical bills and prescriptions, insurance premiums, transportation – even food and entertainment.

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