Keeping Your Cool

Keeping Your Cool

A longer and hotter-than-usual summer has taken its toll on energy bills.  Not only is demand up, but electric rates are trending higher as well.  Short of taking a trip to Australia where August is their last month of winter, what can homeowners do to stay cool and...
Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

A few days ago I caught the tail end of a news item on TV that indicated that Americans have been paying down their personal debt at a significant rate.  Makes sense.  If your job could be at risk, you start to think more carefully about how you spend the money you do...
Phishing Won’t Put a Good Meal on Your Table

Phishing Won’t Put a Good Meal on Your Table

This type of phishing doesn’t involve a good salmon steak or fresh flounder fillets.  It is actually a scheme that involves fraudulent e-mails that try to get you to give out your personal information.  These days, many of those e-mails are about forclosures and other...
The Best Place is Home, After All

The Best Place is Home, After All

If you ask people aged 50+ where they want to grow old, the vast majority will say their own home.  And the evidence bears out that your own home is a much cheaper alternative to residential centers.  So the question then becomes will your home allow you to “age in...

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