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How to Deal with Holiday Debt

The holidays may be the most joyous time of the year and the most dangerous. The temptation and societal pressure to overspend, whether splurging on a new outfit, spoiling a spouse or a grandchild, or filling your shopping cart with shiny, sparkly objects to bedazzle your holiday guests, is almost impossible to resist. If you […]

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5 Low Cost Ways to Improve Your Home

Upgrading your home doesn’t require investing a small fortune or having a room out of commission for weeks. If you’re ready, willing, and able to do the work, here are some great ways to brighten up your home without blowing a hole in your budget: 1. Paint — A little dab’ll do ya. To renew […]

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History of the Handshake: What We Can All Learn

Over the millennia, the handshake has maintained a firm grip on how we express ourselves. The act of two people grasping each other’s hands, accompanied by a brief up-and-down movement, has been used all through history for greetings, farewells, cementing agreements, expressions of gratitude and sportsmanship, win or lose. The handshake is so ingrained in […]

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25 Home Activities to do During the Coronavirus Quarantine

Americans are famous for making the best out of bad situations — for finding the silver lining even in the darkest clouds. So even if the coronavirus has temporarily confined us to our homes, this nationwide house arrest doesn’t have to drive us stir-crazy. Indeed, this mandatory time-out may make us realize once again that […]

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How Seniors Can Prepare for the Coronavirus

With much still unknown about the new coronavirus —and COVID-19, the disease it causes — it’s more important than ever to replace fears with facts and anxieties with real answers. Here’s what health officials know thus far about the coronavirus, and what seniors can do to minimize their risk. What is the coronavirus? The official […]

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Emergency Preparedness Planning for Seniors

Hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters never seem to take a season off anymore. Because of their increasing frequency, no one should be without an up-to-date disaster preparedness plan. And if you’re older, perhaps facing mobility or other serious health issues, your planning should take on even more urgency. That’s because seniors are simply among […]

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