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October is one of my favorite months with the Exceeding Expectations kids.  As you all know, our top priority for the kids is, and always will be, education. That said, every October we participate in two athletic events that I feel are significant in laying the groundwork necessary for them to be successful in the academic world and in their adult lives.  The first of these events is the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) triathlon, aptly called “The Best Day in Triathlon.” Here’s a brief overview from their website:  “In 1994, three friends started a triathlon fundraiser to help one man regain his independence after a tragic accident left him a quadriplegic. From one came many, and Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) took root in the belief that sports and an active lifestyle are a pathway to more in life. Since that fundraiser 25 years ago, CAF has been committed to breaking the financial barrier that individuals with physical challenges face to participate in sports and live a healthy and active lifestyle.”  Participating alongside challenged athletes in a very tough race gives our kids an additional perspective on their own lives. The racers on the course with them face obstacles that they

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Apps For Keeping Track of Your Business Expenses

  How many business travelers out there dread doing expense reports? We’re guessing most of you would rather skip it. Well, we’d love to propose a magical solution that saves you completely from expense reports but short of that, we found a few apps that might ease the process. Bright Hub, a great community site for all things technology, ranked their top expense tracker apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Try out one of the apps and let us know if it eases your expense reporting pains. Top iPhone Expense Tracker Apps Expenditure: “Record what you buy and the amount of money it costs with Expenditure.” Cost: $1.99 iXpenseIt: “…great for tracking daily expenses and for maintaining a monthly budget…features an expense summary that details the total monthly expense, the average daily expense, and the most costly items.” Cost: $4.99 iWallet: “… tracks your expenses and income. You can record your expenses for the day and view the amount you have spent over a week. The app maintains expense records on a monthly and yearly basis as well.” Cost: $2.99 CashTrails: “… record your daily expenses and organize them into easily accessible categories. Include a note with the transaction and

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Tech Thursday Gadget Deals – 1/13/2011

We’re excited to bring you a new weekly post, Tech Thursday Gadget Deals, designed for those of us afflicted with a fetish for gadgets. Each week, we’ll feature five gadget deals geared towards helping you save money as you build your empire of tech toys. For Thursday, 1/13/11, here are a few discounts you might find compelling. Samsung Galaxy Tab for $299 through Sprint (list price: $499.99): Sprint is currently offering the lowest price on this tablet, hailed by the WSJ as the iPad’s “first credible competitor” in this article. We were wowed when we saw a demo of the Samsung Galaxy Tab at CES 2011. Read more about our impressions. Note that a two-year data contract is required with purchase. (Via Tablets Planet) HTC EVO 4G Android Phone through Amazon (list price: $299.99): We’ve had the opportunity to play with this device and we think it’s darn awesome. High-level specs include: Android 2.1 OS, 4.3” 480 x 800 WVGA OLED touch screen, 1 GHz processor, and 8MP camera with video. Note that a two-year Sprint data contract is required with purchase. (Via TechDealDigger) 40-inch Toshiba 40E200U LCD HDTV for $433.99 through Amazon (list price: $699): This Toshiba HDTV looks