Flood Insurance: Do I Really Need It?

You might think that flood insurance is only for those who live on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, but think again. There are a myriad of reasons that flood insurance is a good investment, even if your name isn’t Huck Finn.   Flooding is caused by more than thunderstorms and rising rivers. Hurricanes and […]

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Lower Fuel Prices: Bittersweet for the Global Economy

You’re sipping your coffee, laughing with the morning radio show, and cruising down the road, when the low fuel light flashes in the corner of your eye. But lately, the thought of gassing up doesn’t spoil your good vibes like it did a year ago, when you would swipe your debit card and watch 40 […]

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Best Books for Your 2015 Plane Trip

The sort of book you choose for a plane ride is different from the sort you might choose for other reasons. You want a book that is good – really good – but isn’t so dense or abstract that you have concentrate too hard (after all, you’ll be interrupted by announcements from the captain, drink […]

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Baby’s First Birthday Party

Your baby’s first birthday is a big milestone and certainly a time to celebrate. It’s not, however, time to hire clowns, set up a bouncy house or bring in a petting zoo. Your baby won’t remember the party and may get fussy if there is too much going on. Here’s how to host a low-key […]

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In Life, There are Things You Can Control and Things You Can’t

Lisa and her husband were traveling back from a chemotherapy treatment when their truck broke down. An hour and a half from home, with Lisa not feeling well, they called AAA for roadside assistance and thanks to the fast response and help, they were able to get her home before she felt the worst effects […]

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What to Know about Toll Roads

If you’re a commuter in the greater Charlotte area, or if you’ve ever tried to get somewhere during peak commuting times, you know it ain’t pretty. The population has spiked in this area over the last decade, and, as a result, so has the traffic on I-77.   In response to the current traffic situation […]

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Fitness for Baby Boomers

If 40 is the new 30 and 50 is the new 40, then 60 is definitely the new 50. Baby Boomers, or those born between 1946 and 1964, might be getting older, but they’re not slowing down—nor should they.   Maintaining a fitness regimen is more important than ever as we age, and active Boomers […]

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting … A Baby Shower

Mention baby showers, and for some people, stuffy finger sandwiches and awkward guessing games come to mind. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re the host—or the guest of honor—at a baby shower, here are some fresh ideas to minimize boredom and maximize fun.   Who: Baby showers are no longer limited […]

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