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Weston: 'Smart' money moves that aren't so smart

By LIZ WESTON

NerdWallet

(Via AP) — The odds of winning a lottery are infinitesimal. Yet inevitably, someone does. Inspired by the idea of a huge payoff, millions of people burn money on lottery tickets.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Warmer days can make you swoon, be prepared
(THE CONVERSATION via AP) — Over one million Americans faint every year, and countless more do worldwide. Fear, pain, the sight of blood or prolonged standing – think the long lines of summer travel – can trigger fainting.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Perfect
Haggeman Insurance provides scooters to students qualifying for perfect attendance. The PASS (Perfect Attendance Spells Success) is a program provided to the schools.  Pictured is Tyler Payne with St. Mary School students Tyler Dively and Ella Goodman.
Friday, May 19, 2017

Downsizing to make room for life's next chapter
ROCKTON, Ill. (AP) — Jack and Sandy Daniels never intended to move when they built their home in Rockton — north of Rockford — more than 40 years ago.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

NerdWallet: How to ruin your finances fast
(Via AP) — Some financial disasters are a long time in the making. It typically takes years of unfortunate choices — minimum credit card payments, forgone savings opportunities — to create suffocating debt or a poverty-level retirement.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Taylorville Memorial Hospital recognizes volunteers
TAYLORVILLE — April 23-29 marked National Volunteer Week and Taylorville Memorial Hospital honored volunteers who reached service hour milestones during the annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon held in the Janice Hopper Auditorium on Wednesday, April 26.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

How your selfie could affect your life insurance
A selfie reveals more than whether it’s a good hair day. Facial lines and contours, droops and dark spots could indicate how well you’re aging, and, when paired with other data, could someday help determine whether you qualify for life insurance.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Q&A: Could the Henrietta Lacks case happen today?
NEW YORK (AP) — What happened in the 1951 case of Henrietta Lacks, and could it happen again today? The story of the woman who unwittingly spurred a scientific bonanza made for a best-selling book in 2010.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Prostate cancer tests okay with panel, with caveats
CHICAGO (AP) — An influential U.S. government health panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Investment fees could leave you both old and broke
(Via AP) — You want to save as much as possible for retirement. The financial services industry wants to make as much money off you as it can.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Study explores how to get adults to eat their vegetables?
URBANA, Ill. - Parents may have their tricks to get kids to eat their vegetables, but what about getting adults to eat theirs?
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Memorial Home Services Hospice seeks volunteers
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Home Services Hospice will offer training on Saturday, May 6, to people who are interested in serving as volunteers.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Meals on Wheels celebrates March for Meals America
TAYLORVILLE - The Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. hosted their tenth Meals on Wheels America during the week of March 20-24, 2017.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Study: A 'sci-fi' cancer therapy fights brain tumors
WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like science fiction, but a cap-like device that makes electric fields to fight cancer improved survival for the first time in more than a decade for people with deadly brain tumors, final results of a large study suggest.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

How to stay young (at least in spirit) when you're retired
(AP) — Mohr Keet of South Africa bungee jumped when he was 96, landing himself in the Guinness Board of World Records.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

MMC to host free fitness seminar for adults over 40
SPRINGFIELD — Memorial Medical Center will host a free seminar for athletes and active adults over 40 years old at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Memorial SportsCare.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Retiring right - better plan to do it twice then

(AP) — There’s the retirement that looks like the commercials: biking, travel, enjoying the family. 

 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Falls taking a huge and rising toll on elderly brains
NEW YORK (AP) — Elderly people are suffering concussions and other brain injuries from falls at what appear to be unprecedented rates, according to a new report from U.S. government researchers.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chicks
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Jimmy Buffett launches retirement village
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — You can't get any more laid back than retirement. So perhaps it's fitting that the king of laid-back music, Jimmy Buffett, is lending his vibe to a retirement community.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Scherer seeks participants for senior spelling bee
DECATUR — To help older adults stay active and celebrate a lifetime of learning, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is hosting a spelling bee for senior citizens at the Decatur Macon County Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 13.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Stonington Legion Auxiliary Visits Veterans Home
QUINCY, Ill. — Six women representing the Stonington American Legion Auxiliary Post 257 made a day trip on Saturday, March 4 to Quincy to visit the Illinois Veterans Home and deliver eight boxes of donated items.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Therapy to convert blood cells to cancer killer succeeds
(AP) — An experimental gene therapy that turns a patient’s own blood cells into cancer killers worked in a major study, with more than one-third of very sick lymphoma patients showing no sign of disease six months after a single treatment, its maker said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Creating the emeregency fund that you can eat

By LIZ WESTON

NerdWallet

Cash can help you survive an emergency, but saving as much as financial planners typically recommend — three to six months’ worth of expenses — can take years. You can build an edible emergency fund a lot quicker. 


Tuesday, February 28, 2017









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