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Holiday shopping: Internet ‘conveniences’ give me a headache

Statements are pages long, with charges for items we can’t even begin to identify. Have you taken a really close look at your phone bill lately?

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Reinvention: Sky’s the limit, regardless of age

When I was a kid, I used to say I wanted to be a fashion designer when I grew up. When I entered college, I thought about becoming a lawyer.

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Social Security, finance, money

As Social Security turns 80, it needs some help

While the program has more than $2.7 trillion in reserves, the retirement portion has been paying out more in benefits than it collects in payroll taxes since 2010.

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Penny candy, noise-free gardening: These are some of the things I miss

The idea that we could get two, first-run flicks for 50 cents was an economical way for our parents to get rid of us for an afternoon, not to mention allowing us kids to escape into a fantasy-filled experience of faraway places.

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Aging

Aging: How old do you feel? What does the mirror say?

Since perception is the greater part of reality, what this 61-year-old sees when she takes a peek depends on the day.

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Gratitude

Retirement afterlife creates opportunity

If I had a dollar for every time friends proclaim they can’t wait until they retire, I would be on my way to retirement financial security.

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