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June 2015
Giddens
Further Review

Good to Be Bad

As you’d expect, such tales have been longtime staples of films. Many are classics: There’s something about bringing a failed, flawed, or even evil member of the clergy to the screen that brings out the best in an actor or director.

Grossman
Quotation Quotient

Father's Day Quotes - What's Your QQ?

"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, 'You’re tearing up the grass.' 'We’re not raising grass,' Dad would reply. 'We’re raising boys.'”

Rose
The Midnight Gardener

Raised Bed Gardening

Try extending the growing season. Grow lettuce, carrots or radishes in the spring. After the harvest, use the same square for heat-loving summer vegetables like bush tomatoes and peppers. Plant spring vegetables again in August for delicious autumn salads, right up to first frost.

Pilarski
Deal Me In

Think of Keno as a Spectator Sport

While any casino action is monetary servitude to the house, played right, you can lose less money per hour at keno than at any other form of gambling.

Pribus
Health, Wellness & the Good Life

Common Sense Upgrades for a Safer Bathroom

Many people are replacing those aging fiberglass all-in-one shower/tub combinations with tiled, walk-in showers with no sill. This means easier access for persons with disabilities temporary or permanent as well as older people.

May 2015
Ambord
Dollar Sense

Anyone Can Pose as a Financial Planner: No Experience Necessary

To become certified, an individual has to not just be tested, but commit to continuing education in both finance and ethics. Of course, ethics can’t really be taught to a person with thievery in his or her heart. Bernard Madoff was long on credentials and woefully short on ethics, defrauding a long list of victims which included his own family members.

Ambord
Dollar Sense

What You Need to Know About Hospice

You should know, if you have hospice care anywhere other than your home, chances are Medicare will not pay for it, says the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. If you have other insurance, check with them before you enter a hospice center, otherwise you may be paying for it.

Connolly
Matters on My Mind

The Winter of My Discontent

Provide information on dealing with limitations of movement. How do I handle personal hygiene and daily routines for four weeks and not lift anything heavier than a piece of paper?

David
Legal Ease

Why You Need a Will in Addition to a Revocable Living Trust

If you fail to leave a will and you have a probate estate, then upon the completion of probate those probated assets will not end up in your trust but instead will pass to those individuals directed by state law and not by you. Consequently, it is always a good idea and it is standard practice to prepare a will in conjunction with a revocable living trust.

Grossman
Quotation Quotient

Mother's Day Quotes - What's Your QQ?

“A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetric-ally once, and by car forever after.”

Pilarski
Deal Me In

‘I’ll Be Back’

What I believe is happening is that most players confuse winning with what they are experiencing -- the “possibility” of winning. What keeps the slot player tied to a machine is the prospect, no matter how remote, of that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow jackpot.

Pribus
Health, Wellness & the Good Life

The Ins and Outs of Walk-In Tubs

Always remember when it comes to these tubs, older folks are seen as prime marketing opportunities – otherwise known as hot prospects – so be cautious. Treat this purchase as you would buying a used car and don't believe everything you're told.

April 2015
Ambord
Dollar Sense

Looking for a Rental Property During a Landlord’s Market

If water or fire damage your property, like furniture, clothes, electronics, etc., you will wish you had renter insurance. Also, if something happens, like you accidentally let the bathtub overflow and the water damages the property of a neighbor in an adjoining apartment, you’ll wish you had a personal umbrella policy to pay for their loss.

Ambord

Staying Safer

Even a cell phone that is no longer activated can dial 911. The phone does not need to be activated or have a contract or assigned phone number. It just has to be charged and have a working signal. This is why many not-for-profits collect used cell phones, to refurbish and distribute to people who cannot afford a phone but need a connection to emergency services.

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