Government

Most of the time I’m proud to be a Californian.  Not so much this year. My last paycheck was lower than normal.  A benefit of being salaried is there there isn’t much fluctuation with pay and I didn’t have a pay cut.   It wasn’t a surprise because my company warned us.  I have the State of California […]

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Honoring Veterans

by Kay Lynn

Tomorrow is a national holiday to honor people that have served our country  in one of the U.S. military branches.  Serving in the military runs in my family since the American Revolution. In recent history my grandfather, father, mother, two sons, stepson and yours truly have served in either the Navy, Army, or Air Force.  My dad […]

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Did you know that last week was the National Save for Retirement week?  No? Me neither.  Congress had designated October 18-24, 2009 for the purposes of raising public awareness of retirement plans available to them and increase their knowledge of personal finance. Those objectives need to occur but one week a year isn’t going to make […]

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Fiery Ford Recall

by Kay Lynn

Mr. Boomer and I own a 1998 Ford Windstar that still runs fine, but is getting up there in mileage and age.  I seriously investigated the Cash for Clunkers program but the van’s MPG value was 1 over the program’s allowance. Since there was no longer any “free” money on the table, we decided to […]

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  Image courtesy of Cobrasoft With a couple of bright spots in the economic news lately, is the United States economy on the road to recovery? Jobs. The national unemployment rate dipped from 9.5 to 9.4 in July.  Bolstering the importance of this news is the fact that this decrease was the first time in 15 […]

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