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October 2017
Ambord

Tips to Avoid Scams and to Enjoy Halloween Safely

A YouTube video says something like: “Halloween, get this free!” But the video doesn’t lead to free candy to give to children. It leads you to enter personal information and your email address, which scammers then use to steal from you.

Miss Nora
Ask Miss Nora

Change Is as Good as a Rest

I don’t want to get used to other people, a new house or a new neighborhood at my age. I don’t want to join senior groups or attend craft classes. I'm not unhappy here and I don’t feel that it’s fair I should be pressured into this just to put my children’s minds at ease.

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My first and biggest mistake was to ignore that we were no Ozzie and Harriet and never had been. In fact, I think we argued as we walked back down the aisle after just being pronounced man and wife. Far from harmonious rejuvenation, I ended up isolating Ralph and Alice Kramden in the woods somewhere with no witnesses.

Cohen
Dear Pharmacist

8 Excellent Disaster Tips Plus a DIY First Aid Kit

Your dishwasher is waterproof so if floods are anticipated, store photo albums and documents inside the dishwasher. When the water recedes, they should be perfect.

Lynch
Silver Screen, Golden Years

Moon Over Miami – A Lingering Vacation

The movie presents a fantasy of what it might be like to leave your lousy job and travel to an exotic place where everybody is having fun. At that time, just before the war, most Americans never traveled even 50 miles from home, so one can imagine films were the closest a lot of folks came to a pleasure trip.

Rose
The Midnight Gardener

Decorate Your Home With Fall Flowers

Even Sigmund Freud observed, "Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts." Fresh flowers can rekindle our connection with nature. Their color, fragrance and visual appeal envelop the senses and replenish the spirit. Flowers are nature's little stress busters.

September 2017
Ambord
Dollar Sense

A Pair of Current Scams that Specifically Target Seniors: What You Need to Know to Avoid Becoming the Next Victim

When you consider how many seniors are isolated from family members, if a thief could gain access to change a beneficiary, this type of theft might never be discovered at all. If you have any account, contact the company to ensure your beneficiary is as you intended.

Miss Nora
Ask Miss Nora

Facing Facts

To some folk, it’s the gift wrapping, not the gift that matters! Continue to add to your scrapbook of life and enjoy the fact that you have something most people lack … an abundance of non-surgically enhanced self-worth and honor. 

David
Legal Ease

Is a Trust Still a Trust by any Other Name? Confusion Can Ensue

It can get a little confusing because these types of trusts go by many different names including revocable living trust, living trust, revocable trust and inter-vivos trust. Also, sometimes these types of trusts don’t use any of those names in the title other than the word “trust,” along with the name of the person who created it.

Elenz

Six Tips for Surviving a Road Trip

If you are thinking of leaving on a road trip, you need to be prepared for the unexpected. Here are six things you can do to make sure your trip is everything you want it to be.

Nelson

Targeted Philanthropy: Support Causes That Align with Your Values and Priorities

When deciding where to direct your financial giving, consider how effectively the organization will use your gift and what matters most to you.

Rose
The Midnight Gardener

Things to Do – and Not to Do – In Your Garden this Fall

Enjoy these last lovely days in the garden and let the memories and anticipation of springtime sustain you throughout the winter.

August 2017
Miss Nora
Ask Miss Nora

A Time to Strike Back

This is such a common but misunderstood emotion after the loss of a partner. Whether you jumped back into your life with a lighter heart or wallowed in sadness and regret day after endless day, it still takes a mighty amount of self-awareness to deal with the changes and to pull yourself towards “normal” again.

Lawrenzi, Jr.

Grandkids, Money and Ghosts

We would go into their bedroom. I would pull the shades on the windows and turn out all the lights, then I would get into a part of the room where they couldn't find me, change my voice, and tell them a ghost story.

Lynch
Silver Screen, Golden Years

The Best Years of Our Lives

It is left to the minor characters of Butch and Al’s son, Rob, to introduce the post-war world for us by discussing the atom bomb. The central characters are too preoccupied with jobs, and fitting into their families and fitting into their clothes to care about the new geopolitical realities.

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