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Practical Skill: A Guide to Managing Someone Else’s Finances

Anyone who's ever been asked to step in and manage their parents' or someone else's personal finances can tell you that it's an awesome responsibility. In recognition that millions of Americans act as fiduciaries (i.e., manage money or property) for loved ones, often with no formal training or expertise, the Consumer...

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Easter Service

Growing up in rural Georgia, Easter meant not only the resurrection of Jesus, but also a new Sunday dress, a hat, gloves and more chocolate than I could eat, at least at one time.

My sister Kathy and I would wake up before dawn, rush to our...

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Jill Jackson’s Hollywood

What made Jennifer Lawrence suddenly decide to take a year off? Granted, she’s made eight films in a row over the past two years, beginning with “Silver Linings Playbook” netting her a Best Actress Oscar, followed by “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “American Hustle” (another Oscar nod for supporting...

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Bring the family together this Easter with easy, memorable recipies

Easter is a time for honored family traditions. From Easter hats, egg hunts and meals shared with those you love, each celebration creates its own special memories. Here are ways to bring some familiar flavors to the Easter table in a whole new way, including savory Slow Cooker Marmalade Pork...

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Is Anyone Listening?

Ever feel like you’re talking to a brick wall?

The television comedy Frasier was one of the most popular TV series in US history. It’s been called "a thinking person’s comedy." Reruns are ubiquitous, about six episodes daily in our area. Frasier Crane, the protagonist, is a...

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Cheating in School and Life: What to Do?

Cheating is up these days. Just ask the nation's merchants, says The Wall Street Journal. Consumers shoplift everything from jellybeans to gasoline. They sneak into entertainment venues, run tollbooths and seek unwarranted refunds.

The Journal cites a litany of examples. One Los Angeles TV network employee buys...

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