Cool Memories for Hot Days

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Cool memories for hot days.  My earliest memory of cooling off in the summer was running through sprinklers.  Cold water but very effective!  We did have a nearby pond in which we could swim (or at least cool off), but Lynn Beach was the main attraction.

My Mom, Dad and extended family members...

Summertime and the Living is Easy

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“Summertime, and the living is easy.”  Do you remember that song from my long-ago youth?  It reminds me of Lynn Beach and all the picnics/cookouts with family and friends.  I couldn’t wait to grow up! Didn’t know how good I had it! 

During summer we can “live outdoors” like they most of our...

Vacation Update

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Vacation Update

Summer Travel to Massachusetts 

I’m looking forward to a little time off to recharge and relax and enjoy time with friends and family!  We will be traveling to Chatham and Peabody (to see Margaret’s family and mine) July 23-28, where we will reconnect with various siblings...

From Soccer to Football

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  The World Cup:  A little “dab” will do! 

World Cup…I didn’t have a strong favorite in the last game, but I was glad to see the game didn’t end in a shoot out!  One of the things I don’t enjoy about the World Cup matches is when a shoot out decides the winner.  Why are there 20+ players on the...

Why You Should Monitor Your Credit

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Let’s state up front that you don’t need a credit monitoring service to stay on top of your credit status. For people who are diligent and deliberate in monitoring their own credit, they can do so by accessing a free credit report from each of the credit bureaus once per year. And, for the credit...

In many respects, people can be their own worst enemies in their quest for financial security. When you consider that our lives are nothing more than a culmination of the decisions we make each day, if we tend to make more bad decisions than good decisions, or worse, if we can’t make decisions at...

On Wednesday, May 19, we had the good fortune to hear a presentation by Dr. Michael Cox, former Federal Reserve Chief Economist.

Dr. Cox’s presentation focused on the cyclical nature of politics and economies and on U.S. politics and economy in particular. The current state of the economy and the...