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Veteran Chopper Pilot Shoots Down IRS Arguments. After serving two stints over nearly 25 years as a helicopter pilot and flight instructor for the Army, Jesse Linde found himself losing out to younger pilots for stateside jobs. While his wife remained in Alabama, Linde relocated in 2009 to Iraq, where he found steady work flying for a government contractor.
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Serving On A Nonprofit Board

My personal experience serving on the board of a nonprofit organization for the past few years has been both challenging and rewarding. I am proud of the work I have done, but I know firsthand that serving on the board of a nonprofit organization is not a decision to make lightly.
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Lessons From The Nashville Flood Of 2010

Singer David Allan Coe famously said that the perfect country song had to contain “Mama, or trains, or trucks, or prison, or gettin’ drunk.” Songwriter Steve Goodman obligingly added a verse containing all five to “You Never Even Called Me By My Name.” The song’s popularity demonstrates that country fans have a sense of humor about the disasters that fill the lyrics of some of the genre’s most famous songs.

But the misery of the home of country music, Nashville, Tennessee, in 2010 was all too real.
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Can Passive Investing Succeed Too Well?

In August 2016, the investment firm Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. released the provocatively titled report: “The Silent Road to Serfdom: Why Passive Investing Is Worse Than Marxism.” The report’s prediction was that, unless regulators and politicians took precautions, index fund growth could distort the financial markets and lead to massive mispricing of securities. Indexing is becoming more and more popular, the theory went, and if everyone chooses indexing, the system will break down because no one will pay attention to stock prices anymore.
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How Does Getting Married Affect Student Loan Payments?

Many people imagine the discussions that lead up to a marriage as romantic tete-a-tetes with the occasional choice of invitation pattern thrown in. But those conversations also can, and should, include more mundane and even potentially painful topics. One common example: the state of your student loans.
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