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Bluffton-based national e-retailer receives Woman Owned Small Business Certification

Laurie Brown, founder and owner of Aunt Laurie’s ( has recently been certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB). Aunt Laurie’s is a Bluffton-based national e-retailer committed to helping people with special needs by offering a unique collection of products and gifts made, assembled and/or packaged by individuals… Keep Reading

Business/Raymond James

After the wedding and honeymoon: basic financial planning for newlyweds

The road between wedded bliss and financial harmony can be rough. But planning early for your financial future can thwart complications and disagreements later. Fundamentally, couples must decide whether to combine income, assets and/or debt. Establishing joint accounts for living expenses and savings can simplify finances, although many enjoy spending autonomy by keeping some money… Keep Reading


Teaching your kids emergency preparedness

By State Farm Weather emergencies may scare your kids, but helping them understand what to expect can help reduce the stress. Carefully go over your family emergency plan and teach them how to stay safe whatever the disaster. Emergency Preparedness: Getting Ready for a Disaster Complete the following with your family so severe weather doesn’t… Keep Reading

Business/State Farm

Choosing a car for your teen

Provided by State Farm Cost considerations aside, it’s not a good idea for newly licensed drivers to immediately have their own car. For one thing, you may be sending your teen a message that having a car and driving immediately is a right he or she is entitled to – rather than a privilege that… Keep Reading