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BASIS Independent opens first Tysons Corner, Va. school

BASIS Independent opens first Tysons Corner, Va. school

More than 40 teachers and nearly 300 DC-area students were welcomed by Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va., who opened the doors to Tysons Corner, Va.’s first prek-12 school.  Located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va., the 120,000 square-foot private school designed by Gilbane Perkins Eastman Design has more than 23 classrooms, as well as a gymnasium, chemistry, biology and physics laboratories, demonstration and reading rooms, full-service cafeteria and indoor and outdoor play areas. For more information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

5 Tips for Making Decisions for Your Financial Future

5 Tips for Making Decisions for Your Financial Future

If you are someone who hasn’t sat down to determine how much money you will need each month when you retire, you are not alone. In fact, according to the United States Department of Labor, less than half of all Americans have taken the time to calculate how much they need to save for retirement. What’s more is that they also report that the average person will spend 20 years in retirement, making it crucial that they have saved for those Golden Years.

“Many people assume that retirement is a long way off, and they don’t get serious about planning for it,” explains Ed Meridian, founder of the Network Advantage Card. “But your financial future doesn’t just have to mean retirement either. It could be next year, or in the next few years. It’s important that we take the time now to plan for our financial future, whether we are planning for next year, when our child starts college, or for our own retirement.”

5 Ways Your Spare Change Can Make A Big Impact

5 Ways Your Spare Change Can Make A Big Impact

Nearly every time we make a purchase, it results in spare change. Some of us let it jingle around in our pockets, while others drop it into the charity bucket next to the register, hoping that it makes it to the featured charity.  Even more of us let it pile up in our vehicles, waiting for a chance to put it to use.  But, what if that spare change, as small as it may seem, could actually add up to something big - making a difference in the world or give your family a fun vacation?  The good news is that you can! 

Help Your Family Stay Healthy for $20 Per Month

Help Your Family Stay Healthy for $20 Per Month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over one third of the country’s adults are considered obese. Furthermore, they report that childhood obesity is a serious problem in the country. Along with weight issues, millions of Americans are suffering from chronic illness and disease that is costing them money in health care bills and lost wages. The good news is there are some things families can do to try and stay healthy, and they don’t have to cost an arm and a leg either.

“We realize that the costs of things like healthcare have skyrocketed,” explains Ed Meridian, the founder of the Network Advantage Card. “That’s why we are proud to offer a discount membership card, like NAC, that connects the dots between health and wealth. Our card is helping many people get healthy, and keep their family healthier at a very low monthly cost.”

Back-to-School Tips for Getting Kids to Brush Regularly

Back-to-School Tips for Getting Kids to Brush Regularly

As the new school year moves near, many parents are left with the age-old struggle of how to get their child to brush their teeth regularly before heading off to the bus stop each day. The good news is that for those parents who put in the effort, their kids will usually develop good oral hygiene habits. Prior to the school year beginning, parents can start working on helping their child develop good daily brushing habits.

The Most Notorious Bronco is heading to Pigeon Forge!

The Most Notorious Bronco is heading to Pigeon Forge!

Alcatraz East Crime Museum to display famous white Bronco from the OJ Simpson police chase

Soon-to-open BASIS Independent McLean Hosts July Information Sessions in Vienna, McLean and Reston,

Soon-to-open BASIS Independent McLean Hosts July Information Sessions in Vienna, McLean and Reston,

BASIS Independent McLean is hosting several information sessions for potential students’ families to get general information, a curriculum overview, and meet BASIS.ed alumni. Events are available, July 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, and 29 in various locations in Vienna, Va., McLean, Va., Great Falls, Va. and Reston, Va. For more information or to register, go to http://hubs.ly/H03z_yl0  or call 703.854.1253.

BASIS Independent McLean July events include:
Wed., July 13 at 6:30 PM - SPECIAL EVENT: General Information Session with Director of Admissions and BASIS.ed Alumni: Discover how we create a positive school culture from a BASIS.ed student. Admissions Office , 7925 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 5150, McLean,Va.