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President Obama is right

September 16, 2014

The real problem is President Obama and his progressive acolytes in the administration and congress are completely clueless and out of their league when it comes to foreign policy. Nevertheless, even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes.

Looking at money and marriage

September 15, 2014

Money issues are the top predictor of marriage failure. Specifically, the failure to resolve money issues is the top predictor of marriage failure or divorce. Many of those issues revolve around differences in habits and personality traits that were deeply rooted before the couple even met. Failure to resolve these differences can cause an otherwise happy marriage to breakdown.

Life Insurance… Who Needs It?

September 12, 2014

If you’ve worked hard to establish a solid financial framework for your family — investments, home equity, a savings plan, retirement accounts — life insurance is the foundation upon which it all rests. Life insurance can guard against the need for your loved ones to make drastic changes to future plans when you die.

A Thank You to the Staff of OCH Regional Medical Center

September 3, 2014

This letter is about the last days of my fathers life.I know that my father did not have a long time to live because I have looked at death in the eye before. When it's my time to die I hope that I have a lot of people around me as my father did.

Reliving 9/11 … again

September 2, 2014

We visited the 911 Memorial at ground zero last week, and relived September 11, 2001, all over again. What a blow! Like most Americans alive at the time, I felt like someone had knocked the wind out of me. I was numb. I was speechless.

Who will pay the taxes when you die?

August 29, 2014

A client sat in my office recently, telling me about an old retirement account — some $40,000 — from a former employer. She didn't need the funds in the account and she wanted to leave the money behind for her two granddaughters. "But it just burns me up that they're going to have to pay taxes on every penny of that money!"

Heroes Hunting Hogs

August 19, 2014

All the pork and waste are devastating our economy. No polls indicate more than a modicum of support for these wasteful creatures. Yet, they continue ruining our economy and infrastructure with their over-the-top, extremist tactics, and the average voter in America has no clue what's going on.

Can we stop being Digi-Faces?

August 19, 2014

Warning: The following is yet another gripe-fest from an old fogey wanting people to put down their cell phones yet won't put down his own. Sorry for the inconvenience … and the hypocrisy … but please read below.

Letter to the editor

July 18, 2014

From Ellen Kendall

Dear Editor,

Necessity is the mother of unpacking

July 15, 2014

By Zack Plair
SDN Editor

I’ve heard the saying: Necessity is the mother of invention. But it’s also the mother of unpacking your stuff.

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