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Money & Finance

If You Have a 401(k), Do You Need an IRA, Too? If You Have a 401(k), Do You Need an IRA, Too?

By Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz If you have a 401(k), does it make sense to open an individual... 

Parents Should Pay for Retirement Before Paying for College Parents Should Pay for Retirement Before Paying for College

By Mary Hunt I don’t think parents should pay for their children’s college education.... 

Your Retirement and Your Money – Myth vs. Truth Your Retirement and Your Money – Myth vs. Truth

By Kevin Houser, CFP®, CES and Gary Plessl, CFP®, CPA When it comes to your retirement... 

Home & Garden

Securing the Sanctuary You Call Home Securing the Sanctuary You Call Home

An external alarm bell box mounted on a house is an audio/visual deterrent to home... 

Maximize Storage and Countertop Space in a Small Kitchen Maximize Storage and Countertop Space in a Small Kitchen

Install a shelf system on an unused kitchen wall — using modular, customizable... 

No AC, No Problem: How to make your home cooler without an air conditioner No AC, No Problem: How to make your home cooler without an air conditioner

Energy saving blinds and curtains can cool your rooms. (Photo courtesy of The Blind... 

Everyday Cheapskate

Another Way to Use a Bundt Pan Another Way to Use a Bundt Pan

BY MARY HUNT Today’s first great reader tip makes me laugh. Imagine a chicken standing to attention in a Bundt pan. This is the best idea I’ve heard all day, and I think you’ll agree. STAND THE BIRD. To roast a whole chicken evenly and more quickly, set your Bundt pan on a cookie sheet. Now stand that chicken over the center cone of the Bundt... [Read more of this article]

Sustainable Living

Is Going Organic  Worth the Cost? Is Going Organic Worth the Cost?

August 2014 Buying organic food can reduce your exposure to chemicals and toxins, but sometime buying locally grown produce and other food items is the best way to improve your health and the health of the planet. By Dr. Stuart Offer Once upon a time, organic food was available only at health food stores, marketed to “tree-hugging” consumers willing... [Read more of this article]