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November 2014
Pilarski
Deal Me In

These Machines Are Designed to Be a Billfold Buster

The casino industry knows that the biggest profits come from players sitting at slot machines and playing for hours on end. These multi-line/multi-coin slot machines are intended to maximize “time on device.”

Pribus
Health, Wellness & the Good Life

I Made It Just for You: Quick Holiday Treats from Your Kitchen

Remember, an attractive presentation can make a modest gift memorable. Your final touch could be a holiday basket with a lasting extra such as a kitchen whisk, a pretty kitchen towel, or a handsome pottery mug.  

Pribus
Health, Wellness & the Good Life

Safe Holiday Visits When the Kids Come

Remember that two-year-olds usually behave like two-year-olds. Sometimes ten-year-olds do, too. Have quiet activities up your sleeve – perhaps a new board game or a wonderful book that you can read aloud ten minutes at a time now and then.

Siuru

Car Sharing for Seniors?

The best way for seniors to take advantage of car sharing is when they travel to a city where car sharing is available and they need a car for only a few hours. Why pay car rental and parking fees for a car that sits most of the time in a hotel parking garage?

October 2014
Ambord
Dollar Sense

Be Alert to Signs of Elder Abuse: Here’s What You Can Do to Help

If there is immediate danger, call 911 or the local police. If you suspect abuse (or if you yourself are being abused) but there does not appear to be immediate danger, tell someone. A doctor, a pastor, a social worker, even the person who answers the phone at your local senior center… but tell someone.

Ambord
Dollar Sense

How to Turn up the Heat against Those Trying Fraudulently to Turn Back Time

The FBI says seniors are particularly vulnerable to anti-aging scams, such as those which offer free products if you’d just be so kind as to provide a credit card number, you know… for shipping and handling (the handling fee is where they may get you, since it is up to their discretion).

Grossman
Quotation Quotient

What’s Your QQ?

"Pain and death are part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself." - Havelock Ellis

Klock, Sr.
Klockworks

Chips off the Old Klock - Volume XXV

A greater danger for many (if not most) of us is not that our aims are too high and we'll miss them, but that they are too low and we'll shred the bull’s-eye! (There's a high probability that some poor slobs invented 6-UP and Preparation G, then gave up trying).

Pilarski
Deal Me In

Luck or Skill?

Unlike some other card games which are centered purely on luck which cannot be controlled, in gin rummy you can tilt the game in your favor by exercising your skills.

Penning
Fritz on Photography

Lighting, Placement and Isolation

The three points demonstrated are the fundamentals of good photography. Light is the most important element and with today’s camera photos in bright light and low light are readily possible.

September 2014
Ambord
Dollar Sense

Fall Vacations and Upcoming Holiday Trips: Keep Your Money Safe

Thieves know, travelers are not expecting a pickpocket among that crowd of friendly faces. So while vacationers are busy taking selfies on their SmartPhones in front of the Washington Monument, they don’t expect the guy sitting nearby enjoying the view, to be a thief. He may appear to be answering email on his phone or laptop, when he is actually operating a handheld device which peels the passwords and account numbers right off of the credit and bank cards in your wallet.

Grossman
Quotation Quotient

What’s Your QQ?

“To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problems of contentment.”  George E. Woodberry

Kaderli
Passport Perspectives

5 Reasons Why We Retired Abroad

When people move overseas, often times social stereotypes and cliques are dropped in favor of less pretentious friendships and community goals in the new location. Common interests and values replace judging a person by the address where they live or the name brands they wear. It's freer, friendlier and much more open.

Pilarski
Deal Me In

Blackjack: Never Busting Never Works

When using a never-bust strategy, you are giving the casino a 5% advantage, whereas when you use strict basic strategy, you are only giving the casino about a half of one percent edge.

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