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The Psychology of Saving

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Building household savings may depend not only on cash flow, but also on psychology. With the right outlook, saving becomes a commitment. With a less positive outlook, it becomes a task — and tasks and chores are often postponed.

Chocolate Ball Attracts 450 Revelers

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The 18th annual Chocolate Ball, a benefit for The Arc of Howard County presented by the Lisa Higgins-Hussman Foundation, in late March attracted a crowd of 450 to Turf Valley, where the candlelit room reflected the theme, “Lights of Possibility.”

Howard Office on Aging to Present WomenFest on April 25

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Are you a multi-tasker? Do you need encouragement to boost your physical and financial fitness plans?

Concentrated Stock and Pooled Income Funds

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Owners of concentrated stock positions may gain significant benefits from contributing a portion of their shares to a pooled income fund, which can provide a means to accomplish various results. They include the following.

AACC Child Development Center Reaccredited

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The Child Development Center at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) met 10 early childhood program standards and more than 400 quality standards to receive reaccreditation, through 2020, by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

TEDCO Invests in Three Maryland Cybersecurity Startups

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The Maryland Technology Development Corp. (TEDCO) has announced that three Maryland companies received funding from its Cybersecurity Investment Fund (CIF). Strajillion, Protenus and Ridgeback are the first three companies, each receiving $100,000 through CIF. The fund supports Maryland companies that develop and commercialize new cybersecurity products or services by providing investments of up to $100,000.

Kittleman Receives Transition Team Report, Recommendations

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Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman received the report of the transition team he appointed to evaluate county government. Kittleman thanked the chair, Michael Davis, the 11 committee chairs and the 133 citizens from across the community who worked tirelessly during the last several months to compile the report.

Business Briefs

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Kittleman Stops Use of Parking Meters in Ellicott City

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has announced that the use of parking meters in Ellicott City has been discontinued. Meters on Main Street, Maryland Avenue and in Parking Lot B in Historic Ellicott City will be covered and a two hour parking limit will be enforced for parking spaces in those three areas. New signs will be installed to reflect the changes in parking enforcement.

From The Desk Of CA President Milton Matthews

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Columbia Association (CA) is turning to technology in order to provide a better experience for its members — and an easier experience for those looking to become members.

Occupational Fraud: It’s Happening Right Now

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Organizations of all types and sizes suffer from financial fraud. In its latest report to the nation, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimates that 5% of all revenues are lost to fraud.

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