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What I Wish My Friends and Family Knew About Raising a Child with Special Needs

It stands to reason that the people in one’s life—be they acquaintances, friends, neighbors, family members, teachers, doctors or baristas—don’t really know what it’s like to raise a child whose needs, challenges and gifts are different from those of the average child. Unless they have walked that path themselves. Baltimore’s …

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Buying a home, with debt

In this country, there has always been a well-worn path to household wealth—and that’s buying the house itself. Since the 2008 recession, the home is “still the major source of stable wealth” in this country, says J.P. Krahel, an accounting professor at Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and …

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