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Hello, goodbye! One year ends and a new year begins.

  Here it is again – the end. And the beginning!     The new year brings a sense of closure, while welcoming in new adventures. I hear dialogue around me when I am out running errands: “I’m so glad 2016 is over.” “I hope 2017 is better than 2016.” “This year was awful. I can’t take another year like that.”     What? It sounds as though nothing went right in 2016. By focusing on the “bad” parts of 2016, the whole year becomes a big boiling pot of…

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How to Keep Your Financial Footing During Tough Times

A major cash flow storm can have lasting impacts on your family finances. And since some costs are hard to predict, even well-prepared money managers are thrown off course by unexpected financial circumstances. Job loss, long and short-term disability leave, education, emergency repairs, medical expenses, and other concerns can make the family budget a little shaky. Fortunately, creative cost-cutting solutions can help restore balance, easing the impact of life’s unexpected financial blows. Every dollar should have a job, and effective money management is important. But lean times call for an even more focused financial approach. When exceptional challenges arise, your dedication and commitment to reduced…

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by Mike Petrucci, shopping, Hallothanksmas Money Management Uncategorized 

It’s Hallothanksmas season – merry trick or turkey!

Happy Hallothanksmas! Yes, it is that time of year. Department stores juggle the upcoming event of Halloween with fall decorations, Thanksgiving accessories, Hannukah and Christmas bells and baubles. It is a chaotic crash site  of celebration, with piles of candy corn mixing with tiny chocolate Santas. Nervous consumers fear that each sale on holiday fare is the last one, so they pile their carts with mini-lights, mennorahs, scarecrows, and sleighs. There is so much candy my teeth hurt just walking down the aisles. It is Hallothanksmas in all its glory. It’s…

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Eating Well For Less - and Other Kitchen Charms Uncategorized 

The Death and Life of My Sourdough Starter

Sourdough bread was not a part of my childhood. My mother was a wonderful baker who created fluffy baking powder biscuits and delicious cookies every day – the house smelled like a pastry shop when we came home from school. But she rarely made bread. In the 60s, Wonder Bread was the star of the bread world. My mother was frugal yet trendy, and our school lunches started with white bread sandwiches cut into triangles and wrapped in crisp waxed paper. As an adult, I held my own in the kitchen, but never really…

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