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May 2016
Ambord

The Annual Dilemma… What Will You Buy Mom for Mother’s Day?

Reading a book on an electronic device lets the reader adjust the font, the brightness and the contrast, making reading more comfortable. Many also come with audio for those who can no longer read.

Miss Nora
Ask Miss Nora

Right Time to Downsize

Obviously, your children fear that you might be depressed and waiting for your own death, taken advantage of, or regret your decision to reduce your lifestyle once it’s all done and dusted.

Cappellino
At the Core

Hotel Living - A Charmed Life for Our Second Half

Hotels offer an independent lifestyle that’s neither annoyingly intrusive nor fully alone. The loose interconnectedness of a hotel’s population, combined with its industry’s emphasis on hospitality, serve as effective antidote to the boredom, sometimes loneliness, that often accompanies retirement.

Kaderli
Passport Perspectives

Is it Work or Is it Passion?

Once you leave the mainstream labor-for-paycheck world and become financially independent, aren’t you free to choose what you do with your time? When is something considered work, and when are you pursuing a passion?

Lynch
Silver Screen, Golden Years

Movie Stars on the Summer Stock Stage

The lure of the stage is very strong for actors who are passionate about the workshop atmosphere, about improving their skills, immediate audience reaction, and the thrill of the flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants experience that isn't found in the controlled environment of a film set.

Maggard

Repurpose, Restore, Revive!

Can you imagine coming home from a night out, maybe a little tipsy, to find that your living room had been redecorated and your furniture moved all around, sometimes to other rooms, by your 15-year-old babysitter?

Rose
The Midnight Gardener

Non-Organic Weed Controls: Use Them Safely

Controlling weeds with chemicals can be considered a last resort, but it doesn't have to be. Judicious use of chemical herbicides (plant killers) can be very useful to the home gardener, even in the vegetable garden around edible plants.

Pilarski
Deal Me In

Can a Computer Beat a Game That Is Built on Lost Bets?

If players were to use any external device like a hand-held computer to assist them in beating the game of roulette and happened to be caught, it would probably lead to room, food and beverage as a ward of the state for no less than a minimum two-year stay.

Telleen-Lawton
Financial Fortitude

Pricing and Timing Deals

I’ve heard there are some downsides to aging, including what’s at the end of it. For now, I don’t mind morphing into a little old lady, as long as I can be savvy about making life livable.

April 2016
Ambord

How to Keep Your Car Safe from Theft and Burglary: Tips from a Reformed Criminal

Another deterrent is a blinking light on the dashboard that signifies a car alarm. You can buy a fake light that doesn’t even connect to an alarm. And runs on little battery. A quick check of Amazon.com showed you can buy one for under $9. Thieves know they might be fake, but it’s not worth the risk.

Miss Nora
Ask Miss Nora

Love a Little, Laugh a Lot

Casanova’s note aside, are you sure he never spoke to you this way? What made you fall in love with him, then? You are unfairly comparing a young, new tryst to a long-standing comfortable marriage that’s showing signs of wear and tear.

Kaderli
Passport Perspectives

Are You Afraid of Retirement?

Changing your life from one of being focused on work duties, raising a family, paying bills, and receiving that dependable paycheck every week to one of the virtually unknown has its own set of stresses. You're being dishonest if you say it's not a big leap mentally, emotionally, or financially.

Lynch
Silver Screen, Golden Years

Random Harvest – Chivalry Is Not Dead, but Identity Is Lost

There is a third element, though, which makes the plot twist intriguing, and that is the selfless and honorable attitude which the characters played by Greer Garson and Ronald Colman undertake out of their respect for each other. The improbability of such a film being made today makes this movie irresistible to its fans.

Pilarski
Deal Me In

Prune the Hedges from Your Crap Game

You can’t have it both ways. You cannot protect yourself “here” without being hurt “there.” Not only can a hedge betting system NOT beat a game like craps, but it also won’t even dent the house edge.

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