In this Issue:
  • Winterize Your Home and Electric Bill
  • What Will Happen to the Family Farm?
  • 2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29 -Tax Returns due April 17, 2018
  • A New Way to Buy Groceries?
  • Holiday Giving
  • What is in Your Pantry?
  • Spend Smarter This Holiday Season
  • Slow Cooking Ideas for the Busy Family
  • The Equifax Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself
  • Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze
  • Money Management

    Winterize Your Home and Electric Bill

    We have recently gotten a taste of what our neighbors to the north typically experience this time of year – frigid temperatures!  As the mercury plummets, utility bills move in the opposite direction.  Winter is not over yet so follow these easy steps to save money on your electric bill during the next cold snap:

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    What Will Happen to the Family Farm?

    The question of what happens to the family farm is often riddled with many emotional opinions.  So much so that families may not communicate effectively about their wishes or plans.  Many life events can change the dynamics of a family farm.  Whether marriage, children, divorce, illness, retirement or death, significant events can require a plan …

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    2018 Tax Filing Season Begins Jan. 29 -Tax Returns due April 17, 2018

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced recently the nation’s tax season begins Monday, January 29, 2018.  The IRS also reminds taxpayers claiming certain tax credits to expect a longer wait for refunds.

    Nevertheless, many software companies and tax professionals accept tax returns before January 29, 2017.  Be aware!  These prepared returns cannot be submitted …

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    A New Way to Buy Groceries?

    Grocery shopping is probably one of my least favorite weekly chores. I have a family of picky eaters and it’s difficult to find healthy meals that please everyone. I can think of a million ways I’d rather spend my time than navigating the aisles of a crowded grocery store and standing in a long check-out …

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    Holiday Giving

    Recently, in what I thought would be a quick Saturday errand, I got stuck in traffic. It took me a moment to realize that the holidays are upon us.

    According to the National Retail Federation (NRF®), from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, more than 174 million Americans shopped in stores and online during the …

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    What is in Your Pantry?

    With fall around the corner and school starting back, it is time to take inventory of your pantry. You should really dig in and see what is lurking in the dark reaches of your back shelves. This task should be done on a regular basis to help keep foods rotated and use products that are …

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    Spend Smarter This Holiday Season

    It’s that time again – the most wonderful time of the year!  For many of us, though, it can be a time of stress, frustration, and financial uncertainty as we drive ourselves past our limits to try to make everyone happy and everything perfect.

    But it doesn’t have to be that way!

    First of all, …

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    Slow Cooking Ideas for the Busy Family

    With the weather changing and cooler temperatures on the way, get out the slow cooker for simmering soups and stews that will be waiting for you when you get home. Slow cookers are popular and allow us the convenience of prepping ahead of time and having a hot cooked dish when we get home from …

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    The Equifax Data Breach: How to Protect Yourself

    The recent security breach at Equifax from mid-May through July 2017 exposed the personal information of 143 million people; this included Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and driver license numbers.  You may be wondering, “Am I affected?” and, if so, “What should I do now?”

    First, find out if your information was exposed at …

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    Fraud Alert vs. Credit Freeze

    If you have been affected by the recent Equifax data breach, you may be exploring your options as to what to do next.  All three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian, give you the option of placing a fraud alert or a credit freeze on your file.  So, what is the difference between …

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