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When is social security income taxable?

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in Opinions

Your Social Security income could be taxed. That may seem unfair, or unfathomable. Regardless of how you feel about it, it is a possibility. Seniors have had to contend with this possibility since 1984. Social Security benefits became taxable above

Remembering the drive-in theaters

on Tuesday, 06 September 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

I read an article last week which brought back memories of the drive-in movie theaters which were popular when I was a kid and a teen-ager. Ironically, my sister was in the midst of plans for an outdoor showing of a movie.

Do biases inhibit retirement savings efforts?

on Tuesday, 23 August 2016. Posted in Opinions

Picture an 18-wheeler, its 4,000-cubic-foot cargo trailer filled to capacity with stacks of $100 bills. The driver shuts and locks the trailer, closing the door on roughly $10 billion. Now imagine that truck driving off to a landfill, where that $10

Funny comments on marriage

on Wednesday, 17 August 2016. Posted in Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Marriage is like a poker game. You start out with a pair. She shows a heart. He flashes a diamond. She gets a flush. And he ends up with a full house and a big pot!

Think about your lifestyle before you retire

on Tuesday, 09 August 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

How many words have been written about retirement? It’s a preoccupation for many, and we devote so much time, thought, and energy toward saving for the last day we go to work.

A list of idioms to live by

on Tuesday, 09 August 2016. Posted in Columns, Opinions

Here are some of my favorite proverbial phrases which offers good advice to live by:

Right now is the time

on Wednesday, 03 August 2016. Posted in Opinions

Right now is the time
What better day than this? What better time than now? 2 Corinthians 6:2 declares, “For he says, In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you. I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” For so

More strange facts about animals

on Wednesday, 03 August 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

If you are a cat person, you already know this – Cats can sleep for up to 16 hours a day. Dogs’ nose prints are as unique as human fingerprints and can be used to identify them. Dogs can be trained to detect epileptic seizures A chameleon can move its

Protecting your parents from elder financial abuse

on Tuesday, 26 July 2016. Posted in Editorials, Opinions

We are becoming more familiar with the notion of financial abuse targeting elders – scams and other exploitation targeting the savings of people aged 60 and older – but many may think, “it won’t happen to my family” or “my relative is too smart to be take

Witticisms on aging, life by Bob Hope

on Tuesday, 26 July 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Remember Bob Hope, the actor, comedian, singer, dancer and golfer? The beloved comedian lived to be 100, passing in 2003. Here are a few of his witty comments on aging and his life:

Cows have best friends

on Tuesday, 19 July 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

I just love animals so when I came across these sweet and unusual facts about them, I just had to share:

Why the Brexit should not rattle investors

on Wednesday, 13 July 2016. Posted in Opinions

Uncertainty is the hobgoblin of financial markets. Right now, investors are contending with it daily as the European Union contends with the United Kingdom’s apparent exit. Globally, many institutional investors have responded to this uncertainty by

March tunes stir memories of batons

on Wednesday, 13 July 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Music, like smell, has the ability to transport us back in time and bring to mind things we may have forgotten or not thought about in a long time. Such was the case for me recently as I enjoyed the music from the 246th Army Band, S.C. Army National Guard

Vacation passes too quickly

on Tuesday, 05 July 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

I don’t know if Murphy has a law about vacations, but if he doesn’t he should. I think everyone will agree that your week of vacation passes twice as fast as a week at work. Last week I spent my vacation at the beach.

Signs of a happy kitchen

on Tuesday, 28 June 2016. Written by Brenda Harrison Posted in Columns, Opinions

Following are some sayings from kitchen signs found on Google and Pinterest:
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