Want to be your own boss?

CharlesSimsJr-160MONEY MATTERS: A 2013 study of entrepreneurship found that more than a quarter of workers aged 65 and older plan to start their own businesses in the next three years.

Developing a business after you retire from your regular job could be rewarding personally and financially, but like most potential rewards it comes with risks and challenges. If you have an entrepreneurial vision, here are some tips that may help you maintain a realistic perspective.

Don't invest more than you can afford to lose. Current failure rates suggest that 50

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Senior housing may be the business for you

CarleeMcCullough-160ON OUR WAY TO WEALTHY: Whether you reference aging as growing older, more mature, wiser or seasoned, the common denominator is that we must all age. It is a fact of life.

Today, there are approximately 40 million people age 65 or older in America, which represents about 13 percent of the population. However, by 2030 there will be over 72 million or almost 19 percent of the population in this bracket.

A staple of our basic needs in life is housing and as we grow older our housing needs will change. While we hope to maintain our lifestyle, health, mobility and financial strength along the way, things may not always develop as desired.

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This week’s DVD releases - October, 22, 2013

Waiting-Room-DVD-400tTop Ten DVD List for Oct. 22, 2013.

"The Waiting Room"

"The Conjuring"

"The Way, Way Back"

"Paradise: Faith"

"Far Out Isn't Far Enough"

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Something blue is making our children green

Chef Timothy Moore-160We are producing a nation of unhealthy children and one major contributing category affecting our children's health is a type of food additives known as food dyes.

This rainbow of food coloring that comes in red, blue, green and yellow has its own special aisle in most grocery stores. When children – and their parents look at this beautiful bright array of appealing colors they have no idea that they contain a hidden poison.

In 2003, the dangers of blue dye #1 were highlighted when the Food and Drug Administration issued a public health advisory concerning its use in food. A 2013 study, published in the food and chemical toxicology report, contains some very scary facts about food dyes and the dangerous effects they may have when ingested, especially by our children.

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Hey ‘SNL,’ where’s the diversity?

darmirra-brunson-600I've been watching "Saturday Night Live" since way back to the days when the star of the show was pretty much Eddie Murphy. Of course comedian Garrett Morris came way before Murphy did. But I was born in 1973 and my memory only takes me back so far.

Murphy's Buckwheat, Gumby and Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood skits were classic. Post-Eddie there hasn't been much "diversity" on the show. He left in 1984, and to my viewing eyes there seems to have been a void ever since.

For years, I could not understand why there were rarely any African-American hosts on the show. The first I can remember was actually Eddie Murphy...and he was still a cast member at the time. This was back in 1982 when Nick Nolte was scheduled to host the show but became ill. Eddie had starred with Nolte in "48 Hours," so he was tapped to host the show as a last minute replacement.

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