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NERDWALLET: Credit card loyalty is no virtue

April 2, 2020

By Gregory Karp NerdWallet Loyalty is often a good thing, but not in a relationship with your credit card. It’s often better to be like the “distracted boyfriend” from the internet meme and use your wandering eye to see if you can do better. The ...

THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER: Coping with corona virus social isolation

April 2, 2020

So many of us have a lot of quiet time right now. This coronavirus social isolation keeps us inside and very quiet and sometimes fearful. The news, which is so necessary for us to watch for a period of time each day, is not very hopeful at these beginning ...

MY TURN: A (very) few words to the wise in 2020

April 2, 2020

How will history tell the full breadth of the COVID-19 story? Will it be a one volume or two-volume treatise? Will there be a somewhat "happy ending" to the pandemic of 2020 with news of a breakthrough cure or will the virus march unimpeded through ...

MAY IT PLEASE THE PALATE: Your culinary soundtrack

April 2, 2020

When I cook, I love to listen to music. Greek music is a must for Greek dishes. Last night, it was Indian Raga, as I tried my hand at Desi Chicken Curry. And if I’m barbequing, I’m apt to be blasting rock and roll. I struggle more for the actual ...

NERDWALLET: Buy, build or fix: What's best for first-time home buyers?

April 2, 2020

By Kate Wood NerdWallet With a limited supply of entry-level housing for sale, getting your foot in the door you want could be a challenge if you're looking to buy your first home soon. Nearly a third of Americans who've never previously bought a home say ...

COMMENTARY: Coronavirus & countday controversy 2020

April 2, 2020

By Judge Michael Warren The coronavirus has thrown our entire society in disarray, and no less poignant an example exists than our K-12 public schools. The closure of schools across the country has stopped the normal learning process dead in its tracks. In ...