Money Manners

Money Manners

Tuition fundraisers aren’t the new normal

DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: Friends have invited my sister to a “fundraiser spaghetti feed” to raise money for their daughter. The “door charge” is $20 per person, and there also will be a raffle and a silent auction. It seems that “Taylor,” who is 20, needs $8,200 for tuition and expenses to enroll in a program where she will earn a certificate as a dog obedience instructor. To me, this event is terrible on every level.

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On Inauguration Day, hundreds march to protest Trump presidency in Kansas City

After a rally on the lawn of the Liberty Memorial, several hundred people made their way to the steps of Kansas City City Hall to express their fears, disappointment and anger at the ascendancy of President Donald Trump to the White House.
Jill Toyoshiba The Kansas City Star
On Inauguration Day, hundreds march to protest Trump presidency in Kansas City 2:25

On Inauguration Day, hundreds march to protest Trump presidency in Kansas City

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