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August 27th, 2015

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. Originally, this was to be a two-part series discussing the pros and cons of buying a home as opposed to investing. The purpose wasn’t to pick a winner or loser, per se. (After all, one of the main tenets of Get Rich Slowly is that you

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I remembered that the real world was wide, and that a varied field of hopes and fears, of sensations and excitements, awaited those who had the courage to go forth into its expanse, to seek real knowledge of life amidst its perils. Charlotte Bronte  

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August 26th, 2015

This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. There’s a popular, little myth going around that being frugal means that every penny must be pinched or saved in an online high-yield savings account and that, as a result, it’s not okay to splurge once in a while. But a more balan

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August 25th, 2015

This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [This is the third installment of a three-part series examining index funds. In Part I, we looked at the managed mutual fund market. In Part II, we looked at how an index is calculated and what an index fund is. In this installment, we'll co

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August 24th, 2015

This article is by editor Linda Vergon. It’s the end of summer and some of us are going back to school, trying to learn more, become more. Others are already established in their professions, working to build the life of their dreams. Maybe you’re someone that got knocked down and ha

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August 23rd, 2015

Changing out every single fluid in the Viper with help from my friend Jim!

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August 21st, 2015

This article is by Kayla Sloan. [Kayla Sloan is a millennial on a mission to delete her debt. She writes about her journey to financial success at shoeaholicnomore.com. She put this terrific video together as part of her discussion about mastering personal finance concepts too!] Nothing

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1970 Monte Carlo 1956 Buick Roadmaster 1950 Frazer Je suis pret means I am ready! 1963 Cadillac Hello fellow yinzers! If you are interested in cars and are available anywhere from 5 – 9, please do yourself a favor and go to the Starlite Car Cruise that is happening tonight in Wexford. We met our […]

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August 20th, 2015

Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, in grace and love and […]

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This article is by staff writer Holly Johnson. The path toward retirement and financial independence usually involves buying a home and investing for retirement and the future. But, what if you had to choose? William Cowie posed this question to me recently and asked which path I would t

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August 19th, 2015

Apparently, making a salary of $206,000 wasn't enough to persuade this guy to actually do any work. The EPA’s highest-paid employee and a leading expert on climate change was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison Wednesday for lying to...

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Head lice have evolved resistance to the usual treatments. Evidence of widespread pyrethroid-resistant lice has been building for years. Yoon was among the first to report on the phenomenon in the United States 15 years ago, the press release notes,...

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He apparently killed and consumed five fellow prospectors in the early 1870s. Which admittedly seems like a pretty bad thing on its face, although as the judge observed during his sentencing: “Packer, you voracious son of a bitch, there were...

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This just in: airlines expect a lot of people to be traveling around Labor Day. Now that that's out of the way...if you're planning a trip to Bremerton, Washington, be aware that there are a lot of vacancies at the...

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China conducts in its own strange ways acts that are political, which makes me more and more uneasy about its rapidly growing economic and military strength.  If that is how I feel, when comfortably situated in the US, I can easily imagine the much larger scope of anxieties among the typical Filipino or Vietnamese or J

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This article is by staff writer Honey Smith. Recently, I wrote about meal planning and delivery services. Most of the meal delivery services that I found were priced similarly per meal to most of the fast-casual restaurants in my area. To me, at least, that’s rarely worth it, espec

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August 18th, 2015

Wouldn't you? Rosie's mouthpiece claims the kid has mental health issues, but the one with mental health issues is actually her mom. Lefties always blame something else; it's never their fault. Run, kid, run!

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It's just an ad, Granny.

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That's what Oregon St. head coach Gary Andersen says there has been in the quarterback battle between Marcus McMaryion an

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The Woodstock Mystery Hole, located two miles west off I-205, is suspected to have been created by an early civilization before the Bretz floods swept them from existence, although there are numerous conflicting theories. The Mystery Hole goes all the...

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Terry Bean, the real estate investor and gay-rights pioneer who faces sex-crimes charges in Lane County, has been under the microscope for the past year since WW reported on his troubled personal life. As WW has reported, Bean unsuccessfully sought...

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Small business owners faced an onslaught of new proposals and laws from 2015 legislators. “Oregon’s 2015 legislative session became one of the most anti-business sessions in recent history,” says NFIB/Oregon State Director Jan Meekcoms. “For small business, this became a...

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Ever noticed how the people who claim that they're all about honesty and transparency never are? The American Red Cross, which has often boasted of its transparency, attempted last year to halt a congressional inquiry into its disaster relief work,...

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Holla! Happy Tuesday from Pittsburgh’s North Side. When I visited to house hunt, I stayed, for the very first time, at an airbnb. The hubster and I are old hats at renting vacation houses and apartments, preferring to see a place as the locals do, but we’d never ever considered renting a room in a […]

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Remember the Second Law of Thermodynamics from the high school days?  What? You forgot that already?  No way!The next time you read about, or see something, which makes you comment along the lines of "the world is getting more and more chaotic," remind yourself about the second law of thermodynamics, a

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This article is by staff writer William Cowie. [This is the second installment in a series examining index funds. In Part I, we looked at the managed mutual fund market. In this installment, we will look at how an index is calculated and what an index fund is. In Part III, we'll consider

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August 17th, 2015

Today was another lesson on how I have no grounds to complain about my life.  But, the idiot that I am, well, this lesson will soon be forgotten.  When I start whining the "poor me!" tune, smack me on the head and remind me about this one and other such lessons, will you?"What happened today?" you wond

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Oregon St. practiced twice today, but the practices were not only totally closed, meaning even select members of the pre

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It is simply fascinating to me how visiting a country makes me so connected to that place, even though the chances of me going there again are practically nil, given that there are so many other places that I want to head to.  Thus, even though a second trip to Ecuador is no where in my horizon, I continue to follow wi

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This is an article from former GRS staff writer Donna Freedman. About four in 10 elementary school students bring lunch from home. But it’s not likely to be a good one, according to a 2014 study from Tufts University. Not one of the lunchboxes examined met all five National School

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August 16th, 2015

Out for a drive with 9 other Vipers. Should be a fun day!

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Note upfront that it is "intellectuals" in the title and not intellectuals.  Because of the presumption that there cannot be any intellectual on the right side of the political center.  To "intellectuals," a "leftist intellectual" is tautological because, ahem, intellectuals by definition are leftist!

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