Holiday Season Is Here…I’m Not Ready

If you are like most people, you feel the holiday season is already here!  Yes, and like most, you say that every single year.  Thursday is Thanksgiving Day!  All the turkey dinner fixings are front and center in every grocery store. While many of us will still be savoring our dinners, others will be hitting those early bird Black Friday specials. Christmas now too…

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The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Have any expired or unused prescriptions in a medicine cabinet or anywhere else in your home? Today is the 11th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day! The yearly event gives the general public an opportunity to safely get rid of old medication. The day also raises awareness of the potential abuses of prescription medicines.  You still have time to participate in this important national effort. Participate by entering your zip code to find your nearest…

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Little Things To Help Usher In Spring!

Ah finally,  March 20th, the first day of spring! We are already enjoying more sunlight in the evening.  Many are gearing up to become outdoor  warriors.  For others  who are not quite ready to conquer the great outdoors, there are still ways to get out there.  Spring is often a short season taken over by the  scorching heat of summer.   To help  embrace the subtle beauty…

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Less Holiday Stress: Safety While Shopping

Thanksgiving  is over and now many of us are getting ready for Christmas.  Christmas preparation involves buying gifts.    Unfortunately criminals look forward to this time of the year to target  unsuspected victims who  become  less vigilant about safety.    We need to keep in mind that not everyone at this time of year shares the attitude of peace on…

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Money Makeover Monday: Spending On Holiday Gifts

Black Friday 2015 is now history!   If you braved the crowds,  you were among  the millions  who make  this day a   part of their Thanksgiving weekend tradition.  Finding parking was a marathon. Some of  retailers had lines just to enter the stores.   Lines for  the registers weaved through the  store racks.   As I walked around,   I  started  wondering how many…

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Money Makeover Monday: Unused Insurance

The year is winding down and  you haven’t  had heartburn,   toothache  or itchy nose with changing  seasons.    2015 is looking like a  healthy year and that’s  great.  But  what it has been, is  a waste of insurance  money.  Each pay period, we  make contributions to our employer sponsored health insurance plans  for ourselves and members of our households.   Health insurance…

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Less Holiday Stress: Let Go Of Perfect

The pressure to have the perfect holiday is a breeding ground for stress.   We compare ourselves to  magazines, store displays, television and what our friends/family do with their holidays.   While those holiday advertisements  are perfect, they are staged.  They are not a real families, real homes, real gifts or even real food!   Our friends/family are real and their…

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Less Holiday Stress: Prep Early

This weekend is the first full weekend of the holiday season.  If you live New York City, the tree at Rockefeller Center has already made its way to the plaza.   The local mall in my community welcomed Santa with a parade, fireworks, snowflakes and other activities that left smiles on people’s faces. Retail stores are fully committed to reminding us the holiday…

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