Quarantine PuppyYou

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I’m sure all of you have figured out by now that I am that crazy animal lady who is always getting new pets. So of course when I found out we were going to be in lock down, I saw it as the perfect opportunity to train a new puppy. I now have a long-haired dachshund as part of my ever-growing zoo...

Rope Team Update: Social Distancing Edition

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We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy, but we also realize this social distancing and quarantining is wreaking havoc with everyone’s routines and plans.  Here is what we have going on in our households and some ideas for keeping your wits about you.

Rick:

Binging some Netflix or a newly...

Is This Déjà vu All Over Again?

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Being a baseball junkie it is always good to start off with a Yogi Berra quote.  As many of you know, I have serious issues when it comes to the Red Sox, and I remember in vivid detail major moments in Red Sox history.  Where I was and with whom I was watching when Bucky Dent hit the home run in...

Don't Lose ItYou

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By Jonathan Clements from HumbleDollar

HERE’S THE LEAST surprising thing you’ll read this week: You can’t control the financial markets. They’re driven by news—and we simply don’t know what news we’ll get in the weeks and months ahead, whether it’s about the spread of the coronavirus, its impact...

How to find the right volunteer opportunity in retirement

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By Alessandra Malito, Reporter

Charitable work can be done at any age or stage in life — but finding the right opportunity can fuel a person’s purpose in retirement.

Sometimes, investing your time in a charity can turn into a second career, as was the case for Shirley Acevedo Buontempo, 56...

Winter BluesYou

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We are fast approaching my least favorite month of the year: March.  It might have March Madness – my second favorite sporting event of the year, after the Super Bowl – and what is technically the first day of spring, but that isn’t nearly enough to save it from last place.  I know it’s usually a...

Taking Out Student Loans? Do It Right With These 8 Tips

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Considering that the average student loan borrower graduates with more than $26,000 in debt, you need a strategy to keep your loan debt from ballooning out of control. After all, student loan debt could affect your or your child’s quality of life after graduation. “Every dollar for student loans is...

CATS

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No I didn’t buy a cat, but I recently went to see the off-Broadway musical.

My youngest brother, Paul, has found a new love for theatre. The middle school he attends has a drama program where he has the opportunity to perform in various shows with both middle and high school students. He is...

Stop Being So Darn Nice

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  For part of the holidays we visited my sister in Paducah Kentucky.  For those of you not up on your Midwest geography Kentucky is a very wide state from east to west.  Paducah, at the far western edge is only two hours from St. Louis and five hours...

Football FinanceYou

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What can football teach us about personal finance?  As it turns out quite a bit.  With the Patriots season over sooner than it has been in 10 years – and I know few outside New England are particularly bothered by that – I’ve had a little more time on my hands to muse over the deeper lessons of...

Okay, that wasn’t fun

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By Rick Ropelewski

Thank you to everyone for all of the notes and guidance as we packed our daughter off for college a few weeks ago.  The suggestions and insights were very helpful; particularly the part about saying good bye.

As a fund raiser for the Georgetown crew team you could drop off boxes...

Edinburgh

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By Tom Lally

After a few fabulous days in London, it was time to travel to Edinburgh.  Although you’d only be in the air for about an hour, flying comes with all of the hassles of airport travel.  So instead I opted for the 5 hour train ride, which went by very quickly as I was watching the...