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January 2016
Pilarski
Deal Me In

On the Road Again

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December 2015
Ambord
Dollar Sense

Prepare Your Finances for Disaster with an Emergency Kit

Let’s say a flood hit your town. Don’t count on being able to get to your bank or ATM for cash or vital documents you may have in your safe deposit box. The bank may not be in any better shape than you are. If stores are able to open, they may not be able to take anything but cash. So have some cash on hand, but don’t overdo it.

Grossman
Quotation Quotient

Christmas/Holiday Edition

“Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don’t quite know how to put our love into words.”

Lynch
Silver Screen, Golden Years

Sleigh Rides on Soundstages in August

Interestingly, most of our favorite yuletide classic films, though shown in an avalanche on TV every December, were not released during the Christmas season. Apparently, this made no difference in their popularity.

Rose
The Midnight Gardener

Holiday Flowers Brighten People and the Room

Stand tapers in a variety of sizes in crystal candlesticks, and add crystal vases or bowls full of flowers arranged on a sideboard or entry hall table. Then, multiply the luminous beauty of the candles, flowers and crystal by placing a mirror behind your arrangement. Dazzling.

Pilarski
Deal Me In

Doubling as James Bond for $5 a Pop

The casino holds an edge against your play no matter if you bet on the Bank or the Player hand, so any notion of “interminable winning” is illusory. It’s more like you will lose less money playing Mini-Baccarat than playing almost any other casino game.

Siuru

Are Your Windshield Wipers Ready For Wet Weather?

If you make it a habit to inspect and replace wiper blades on a nice day or in your garage, you won't wind up doing it outside, on a cold, rainy night.

St. Claire
Rainbow Kitchen

Gifts, Gadgets and Good Stuff for Your Kitchen

But even if you’re able bodied and nimble fingered, I’ve recently found three reasonably priced, easy to use and really helpful for however much time you spend in your kitchen.

November 2015
Ambord

An Interesting Way to Honor America’s Fallen Veterans

In the two years he’s been doing it, he says he’s never been turned away. In that time, he estimates he’s cleaned up about 250 stones. “I may be trespassing, but it’s a good kind of trespassing. And I’ll take that all day. If they can put their lives on the line to fight for our country, this is the least that I can do.”

Ambord
Dollar Sense

Apps to Make Life Easier and Apps for Fun – and for Great Gifts

For someone who has mobility problems, and who uses a Smartphone or an iPad, apps can be very helpful. Some are practical, some are protective, and some are just for fun. Regardless, they make great, low-cost gifts.

Ambord
Dollar Sense

Need a Great Employee? Hire a Veteran, Young or Old

You may be a veteran, looking for a good job, but you’re past the age where you want to do the physical labor. I have a friend in his mid-70s with a history of heart problems, who is a mechanical engineer in the HVAC industry. He still does some of physical work, but mostly he handles paperwork and serves as an outstanding adviser and mentor to the younger guys.

Ambord

Thanksgiving Idea That will Capture Your History and Your Heart

Suppose the youngsters in your family (or you) don’t know how to initiate an interview or what to ask. It’s not hard, and actually most people seem to be good at it, says Isay. Writing… now that’s hard for many of us. But talking is doable.

Lynch
Silver Screen, Golden Years

Boris Karloff in the 1950 Macy’s Parade

At the end of the parade route, Santa Claus, and parade marshal Jimmy Durante and Hopalong Cassidy and Boris Karloff extended their holiday greetings to the crowd in front of Macy’s. Perhaps that was the moment Karloff entered the pantheon of giants in the world of children, standing shoulder to shoulder with Hoppy and Santa, in front of a store with an enormous toy department.

Rose
The Midnight Gardener

Start the Small Spring Bulbs Now

One of the few bulbs completely at home in partial shade, it is a great choice for planting under trees and shrubs.  Puschkinia's bell-shaped flowers will multiply freely, filling small flower beds in just a few short years.  The unique bluish-white color makes it a lovely addition to just about any garden setting.

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