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Book report: “The 36-Hour Day”
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Book report: “The 36-Hour Day”

Thank goodness this isn't a book about the military. I'd sure hate to write that mission description! For those who are reading this topic for the first time here, my father is in a care facility with mid-stage Alzheimer's. He lived independently for as long as he could, but just over a year ago he ended up in the ...

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Book report: “The Mindset List”
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Book report: “The Mindset List”

      "What is happening to our young people? They disrespect their elders, they disobey their parents. They ignore the law. They riot in the streets inflamed with wild notions. Their morals are decaying. What is to become of them?" -- Plato, 4th Century BCE   I ran across this book ...

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Book review: “Give Smart”
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Book review: “Give Smart”

Every once in a while a book review jumps into the posting schedule because I have to give it back to the library tomorrow.  I can't extend the loan because lots of other readers have reserved it. "Give $mart" must be a popular book.  It's only been out for a few months, but it's already jumpstarted our thinking. ...

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Book review: Your Retirement Quest
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Book review: Your Retirement Quest

    Let's wrap up "America Saves" week with a look ahead to the next step.  When you have enough, will you really be ready to retire? When you first start thinking about retirement, the next question that you're going to ask is "How much will I need?" After all, it's useless to try to figure out ...

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Book review: “When The Time Comes”
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Book review: “When The Time Comes”

      I've read a bunch of eldercare books over the last few months, but I think I'm finally done. This is my final review of that topic for a while, and we can conclude on an upbeat note. The last book, "A Bittersweet Season", was a depressing story of all the mistakes the author made as she ...

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Book review: You’re On Your Own
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Book review: You’re On Your Own

      In our house, books have been an essential parenting tool. I must have read a six-foot stack of them just to try to find a clue our way through all the stages from pregnancy to college applications. Some are the type of books that you leave on the familyroom table (or in the kid's ...

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Book review: “A Bittersweet Season”
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Book review: “A Bittersweet Season”

      Jane Gross' mother died in 2003 after several years of declining health. Jane and her brother spent those years moving Mom from Florida back to New York, settling her in one assisted living facility and then moving her to another, working through a number of medical problems, and finally ...

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Book review: 1001 Things to Love About Military Life
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Book review: 1001 Things to Love About Military Life

Yeah, I know, you're skeptical, especially if you're on active duty.  1001 things?!?  I'll bet you can't even come up with 10. Luckily this isn't a retention pitch-- it's a book title. Tara Crooks (co-founder of ArmyWifeNetwork.com and producer of Army Wife Talk Radio) has reached out to military spouses for ...

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Book review: Stop Acting Rich
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Book review: Stop Acting Rich

        I've been a Dr. Stanley fan since "The Millionaire Next Door" in 1996  . He's made an entire career out of studying the lifestyles and buying habits of the rich and the not-so-rich. Thanks to his research, my family has been able to figure out what's important in our lives and ...

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Book Review: “Get Rich Click!”
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Book Review: “Get Rich Click!”

A few months ago I was offered a chance to moderate a tiny part of the Dollar Stretcher community in Military Family Finances.  I highly recommend Dollar Stretcher's weekly e-mail, and their website is a treasure trove of personal financial tips. One of the perks of being a Dollar Stretcher moderator is the ...

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