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A constant stream of breaking news on TV. Our smartphones pinging us about that news alert, social media mention or new “friend.” Weather alerts where we live and just about everywhere else on the globe. Another reason to fret, worry or panic caused by real media...read more
Commercials are the worst. I avoid live television altogether except for things like watching Xavier in the Elite Eight, but even then, I still avoid the commercials. I will literally pause the TV when it goes to a commercial break and sit there until I think enough...read more
(from Alex Rosenberg’s CNBC article which appeared on Yahoo! Finance on March 16, 2017. Click here for the original post. Alex is a producer for CNBC, where he serves as the digital writer & editor for “Trading Nation,” “Futures Now,” and “Options Action.” ...read more
My mother turned 80 last week, and we’d planned a weekend birthday party for her in Cincinnati, with family members coming in from out of state to surprise her. But Thursday night those plans were cancelled when Mom called to say she couldn’t leave...read more
They say sometimes ignorance is bliss. That nagging pain, a drip in the basement, stepping on the scale to see how the new fitness plan is going, anything worthy of our attention that goes ignored due to our reluctance to know the truth. This can especially be true...read more
They say opposites attract. Well, they were right when it comes to my husband and me. I am a neat freak and he is a pack rat. I love clean surfaces and being able to see everything when I look in a closet or cabinet. He loves saying yes when anyone offers to give...read more
(from Ron Lieber’s article in the Your Money section of the New York Times on November 24, 2016. Click here for the original article. Ron Lieber is the “Your Money” columnist, noted author and editor of the Bucks Blog for the Times. Follow Ron on Twitter...read more
When we purchased our first home, I was stunned to see all the estimated costs on our closing statement: loan origination fees, appraisal fees, credit report fees, flood certification fees, recording fees, and more. While I was overwhelmed by the number of...read more
My hope this week was to take a break from the non-stop, often confusing news surrounding what’s going on with our new administration, Congress, various cabinet and judicial appointments, etc. and focus on a less divisive issue like the Super Bowl, Groundhog Day or...read more
In my last blog, I talked about the challenge I had booking a vacation because of its cost and my nerves around spending the money. Well, I’m happy to report that I booked that vacation and am just returning from a glorious week in the Turks & Caicos. Worth...read more
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