In Greta, Frances McCullen (Chloë Grace Moretz) is grieving her mother’s death and trying to get on her feet in New York City when she finds a lost handbag on the subway. Despite her best friend and roommate, Erica’s (Maika Monroe), protests (“This is Manhattan, you find a bag on the subway,
When it’s time to do your estate planning – and it’s actually never too soon to begin – you may find the process, at first, to be somewhat bewildering. You’ll have many questions: What sort of arrangements should I make? Who should get what? And when? How can you address these and other
Think back to your childhood. Did you have someone who cared about your well-being and progress? Whether a parent, friend of the family, or teacher, you likely had someone in your corner who had a vested interest in your success. What if you hadn’t had that person?
You can be that person for a kid
In V, Ali Davis (Taraji P. Henson) is a sports agent who gets passed up for partnership in the agency and is told that she does not connect well with men. The next day, at her friend’s bachelorette party, she talks to a “psychic,” Sister (Erykah Badu), who gives her drugged tea and, unintentionally,
As you work toward achieving your goals in life, you will need to make moves that contain financial, tax and legal elements, so you may want to get some help – from more than one source.
Specifically, you might want to put together a team comprised of your financial advisor, your CPA or other tax
This Valentine’s Day, instead of going to the theater to see a standard romantic comedy, you might choose instead to see Isn’t It Romantic? the sendup of romcoms starring Rebel Wilson, Priyanka Chopra, and Liam Hemsworth.
In the movie, Natalie (Wilson) works at an architecture firm with her best
Think about your loved ones. What will their future be like? Can you picture them living in your house many years from now? Can you picture your children going to college? Can you picture your spouse or partner enjoying a comfortable retirement? These are all pleasant visions – but what if you weren’t
I used to love M. Night Shyamalan’s movies. The Sixth Sense is a classic. Signs was solid. I even liked the polarizing The Lady in the Water. Somewhere along the way, however, all the joy went out of his films. Was it with The Happening? His writing got so heavy-handed and the twists so corny that
Bandersnatch, streaming on Netflix and produced by the team behind the series Black Mirror, offers viewers a first-of-its-kind experience, bringing the Choose Your Own Adventure format popular in the ‘80s and ‘90s to the usually passive activity of watching a movie. The overall story of the film
When interest rates rise, the value of your fixed-income investments, such as bonds, will typically fall. If this happens, how should you respond?
First of all, it’s important to understand this inverse correlation between interest rates and bond prices. Essentially, when interest rates rise, investors
In my last column of the 2018, I am reviewing two movies that each focus on difficult relationships between women that come to disastrous (in the case of The Favorite) or heartwarming ends (in Dumplin’).
The Favorite reminded me of a cross between Mean Girls and Marie Antoinette and centers
As the year winds down, you may want to look ahead to see which areas of your life you can improve in 2019. Perhaps you’ll decide to exercise more, eat healthier foods, reconnect with old friends or volunteer at a school or charitable organization. All these goals are certainly worthwhile – but
The newest installment in the Wizarding World franchise, Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindewald follows magical creatures expert Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) as he tries to get around a ban on international travel, win the heart of Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterstone), and help Jacob Kowalski
Winter is here again – which may make you wish you were somewhere else. You might be thinking how pleasant it would be to become a snowbird and move to a warmer climate for the season. Of course, your stage of life will help determine if you are prepared to be a snowbird now or if you’re just
It was the day after Thanksgiving. As a police officer, Samuel was preparing to go on patrol, but he had to fill out the required reports first. Paperwork was the thing he hated most. He much preferred to be out on the streets. He finished his reports and looked at his assignment. He was going to
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
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
Delirium features Topher Grace as Tom, a man released from a mental institution to spend the last 30 days o
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,
Here is (not quite) a bushel of ideas:
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