RANKING ‘CHEESY’ CHRISTMAS MOVIES – At The Movies With Kasey

I spent some time last weekend waffling over going to see The Nutcracker and The Four Realms. In the end, I decided that if I was going to watch the feature-length equivalent of a perfume ad, I’d rather spend that time on terrible made-for-TV Christmas movies. Traditionally, Hallmark has cornered this market, but in the last few years, Netflix has been gettin
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TIME TO THINK ABOUT YEAR-END INVESTMENT MOVES

We’ve still got a couple of months left in 2018, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about some year-end investment moves that might benefit you. Here are a few possibilities (although not all will apply to your situation):

Add to your IRA. For the 2018 tax year, you can put up to $5,500 into your traditional or Roth IRA (assuming you are eligible), or $6,500 i

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REVIEW: THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE – At The Movies With Kasey

“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within…” Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House begins with the opening lines of the Shirley Jackson’s novel of the same name, but from t
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WHAT SHOULD INVESTORS KNOW ABOUT RECENT VOLATILITY?

As you may have heard, the stock market has been on a wild ride lately. What’s behind this volatility? And, as an investor, how concerned should you be?

Let’s look at the first question first. What caused the steep drop in stock prices we experienced on a few separate days?

Essentially, two main factors seem to be responsible. First, some good economic news may

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SPOOKY MOVIES FOR FALL – At The Movies With Kasey

For me, brisk autumn weekends are perfect for curling up with a scary book or movie. While there are some obvious choices, such as my favorites, Scream and Halloween, I combed through Netflix and Hulu to find some other creepy options for watching at home.

Delirium features Topher Grace as Tom, a man released from a mental institution to spend the last 30 days o

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CONSOLIDATING ACCOUNTS LEADS TO CLEAR FINANCIAL STRATEGY

None of us can completely control all the things that happen to us. Yet, when it comes to achieving your long-term financial goals, including a comfortable retirement, you do have a great deal of power – as long as you follow a clear, well-defined financial strategy. And one way to help build and maintain such a strategy is by consolidating your financial acco
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A MOVIE BETTER THAN THE NOVEL – At The Movies With Kasey

As a bookworm, it is truly a rare occasion for me to think a movie is better than the book, but the recent film A Simple Favor managed to best the novel it’s based on.

In A Simple Favor, glamourous working mom Emily Nelson (Blake Livey) strikes up an unlikely friendship with widowed mom Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick).The friendship means a lot to Stephanie,

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CAN YOU COUNT ON A BOUNTIFUL INVESTMENT “HARVEST”?

We’re officially in autumn – the season when we bring in what we planted in the spring. But the concept of planting and gathering isn’t confined to agriculture. In fact, it can be used in many walks of life, including investing. So what can you do to help work toward a successful investment “harvest”?

Here is (not quite) a bushel of ideas:

• Plant the right “see

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