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Rita's Holiday Eating Tips: with a smile and grain of salt
by Rita Files
Rita Files of the Veteran Files shares her tongue in cheek list of holiday eating tips for the upcoming New Year's weekend. Remember you only live once and if you need to re-read the tips to get the most out of them be sure to do so! Rita's eating tips serve as a reminder to not take the holiday crush too seriously and not be overly hard on ourselves.
1. Avoid carrot sticks. Anyone who puts carrots on a holiday buffet table knows nothing of the Christmas spirit. In fact, if you see carrots, leave immediately. Go next door, where they're serving rum balls.
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S C A M A L E R T
Gift Cards Face Online Ripoff
By Florence Klein
Don't let gift card theft rob you of the holiday cheer you gave or received. Credit card number fraud gets at the money put on a gift card after it is purchased but before the real owner can put it to use.
December is full of holidays, Pearl Harbor Day, Christmas, New Years Eve, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Forefathers Day, just to name a few, and I am sure I missed some. Many of these days include gift exchanges. We do enjoy getting and giving gifts. It lets others know we are thinking of them and want to share our warm feelings with them.
Sometimes our challenge...
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F U R T H E R R E A D I N G
Doctors Should Tell Patients the Realities of Aging
How has the housing bust and accompanying recession impacted the mobility of homeowners? Are divestitures always a smart move for companies? Can multinationals create a fact-based case for the real economic impact of their investment in different countries? Professors Joseph Gyourko,Emilie Feldman and Ethan Kapstein, respectively, examined these issues - and what they mean for business and consumers - in recent research papers.
Why 'Underwater' Homeowners Are Staying Put
The ability and willingness of Americans to pull up stakes to pursue opportunity in a new hometown is an economic hallmark of the United States. Yet the lingering economic malaise leaves many Americans trapped "underwater" in homes worth less than the mortgage owed, reducing mobility and contributing to the nation's stubbornly high unemployment rate.
Wharton research shows...
F E A T U R E D R E S O U R C E
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