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How to Keep YOLO and FOMO from Ruining Your Budget

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis How to Keep YOLO and FOMO from Ruining Your Budget

Now more than ever, millennials are trying new things and engaging in different experiences to avoid FOMO, the fear of missing out. They embrace the mentality that you only live once (YOLO); but unfortunately, this mindset has come at a price. According to one study, nearly 40 percent of millennials have spent money they didn’t […]

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Tips on Creating Financial Wellness in the New Year

Layden Hale Layden Hale Tips on Creating Financial Wellness in the New Year

The start of a new year brings out traditional goals and new hopes. If we were cartoon strip characters, speech bubbles would hang above us with thoughts like “quit smoking,” “lose weight” or “exercise.” For others, it could be that once or twice in a lifetime event: “buy a home.” Making a commitment to be […]

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Mayor Ginther Releases 2017 General Budget Proposal

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mayor Ginther Releases 2017 General Budget Proposal

The annual City Budget proposal was released today for the upcoming fiscal year, which marks the first one for Mayor Andrew Ginther, since taking office back in January. It’s also the largest budget proposal in the history of the city, clocking in at $869.5 million — $34.7 million higher than former Mayor Michael Coleman’s final […]

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Columbus Area Commissions to Receive Funding Increase

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Area Commissions to Receive Funding Increase

The 17 Area Commissions of Columbus may soon see a funding boost thanks to a proposed ordinance by Columbus City Council that is planned for discussion and approval at an upcoming council meeting. Ordinance 0667-2013 specifies that area commissions will each see an annual funding increase from $1,000 to $2,500, which is allocated in the […]

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2013 Capital Improvements Budget Unveiled

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2013 Capital Improvements Budget Unveiled

The 2013 City of Columbus Capital Improvements Budget was proposed today jointly by Mayor Michael B. Coleman and members of Columbus City Council. The $379 million budget calls for funding neighborhood projects including over $65 million dedicated to road resurfacing throughout the city, and a $4.7 million renovation for the Maryland Swimming Pool on the Near […]

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2013 Columbus City Budget Announced

Walker Evans Walker Evans 2013 Columbus City Budget Announced

The 2013 Columbus General Operating Fund budget was presented today to City Council by Mayor Michael Coleman. The  $766.1 million proposed budget focuses on safety, job creation and setting aside reserve funds for rain day funds. “Thanks to the wisdom and ingenuity of our businesses and residents, we’ve emerged a stronger city than we were […]

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Columbus Investing $31 Million to Repair Streets in 2012

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Investing $31 Million to Repair Streets in 2012

The proposed 2012 City of Columbus Capital Improvements Budget was announced today by Mayor Michael Coleman, Members of City Council and various neighborhood leaders. The budget includes the largest-ever single-year street repair investment of $31 million to be used for resurfacing 156 city streets and dozens of alleys. “These improvements are the foundation for stronger […]

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