Fri04182014

Even church folk get confused about money

Dear Lucy: I went with my husband to pay his cell phone bill and while we were there the salesperson told him about a special offer. My husband decided to take advantage of it as a gift to me. I was excited about the gift. But, there was a glitch with the process and the total amount kept changing. My husband is very patient with this sort of stuff and can talk about money all day long. I absolutely hate conversations about money and got so irritated that I told him I didn't want the gift. I am always sabotaging myself like this. Help!

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Don’t be afraid to be healthy

Now that Thanksgiving has ended, all the turkey has been eaten, and your guests have returned to their destinations, now is the time to decide on a new course of action that will be beneficial for your overall health.

While holidays bring a lot of joy with them, they may also bring a lot of pain linked to the way that we feel once they are gone. We must examine ourselves and determine if we've had enough of this emotional-roller-coaster feeling.

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Urban spin powers Hattiloo’s Scrooge

It's that time of year again and a community favorite has returned for another holiday season. "If Scrooge Was a Brother" is now playing at the Hattiloo Theatre through Dec. 23.

Written by Hattiloo Theatre founder and director Ekundayo Bandele, "If Scrooge Was a Brother" is an urban spin of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". The musical tells the story of Eb Scroo's ideological, ethical and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.

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Kam’s Kapsules: Weekly previews - 11/29/2012

For movies opening Nov. 30, 2012

BIG BUDGET FILMS

"Killing Them Softly" (R for violence, drug use, sexual references and pervasive profanity) Screen adaptation of the George V. Higgins crime thriller of the same name about a hit man (Brad Pitt) hired to investigate the heist of a mob-protected poker game. Cast includes Richard Jenkins, Ray Liotta, James Gandolfini, Sam Shepard and Max Casella.

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‘Fiscal cliff’ and market changes bear watching

In February, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke coined the phrase "fiscal cliff" to warn Congress about the potentially harmful combination of nearly $600 billion in federal tax increases and spending cuts that are scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2013, unless lawmakers address the deficit, taxes, and government spending.

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