Facebook “Free Money” Scam

Facebook “Free Money” Scam

I must have felt a chill because I sensed pure evil — or else it was cold in the house. Either way, I was the target of a scam. It started when I received a message from someone I knew before elementary school but wasn’t very active on Facebook.    “Oh, hi, how are...
JUJYFRUITS – A FAMILY BUSINESS FOR 125 YEARS

JUJYFRUITS – A FAMILY BUSINESS FOR 125 YEARS

Most family businesses last for two, maybe three generations but it is rare to find one that spans five. That was the case with the “Heide Candy Company” founded in 1869 by a German immigrant, Henry Heide, Sr. Like most who came to America seeking a new...
The 50/30/20 Rule for Financial Success

The 50/30/20 Rule for Financial Success

If you’re starting out and trying to save money, you’ve got to create a budget — or as I prefer to say, a spending plan. A helpful rule of thumb for making that spending plan is the 50/30/20 rule.  50% of your income should go to your fixed expenses. The fixed...
Seasons Change

Seasons Change

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Huge efforts will be taken to avoid politics at the table, no doubt. We’re also faced with the fact that time goes on without us, and our parents may have deteriorated since the last time we saw them. Vision problems and...