Lifestyles

Savvy Senior: Dividing Up Belongings Peacefully

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to distribute my personal possessions to my kids after I’m gone without causing hard feelings or conflict? I have a lot of jewelry, art, family heirlooms and antique furniture, and three grown kids that don’t always see eye-to-eye on things. Planning Ahead Dear[Read More…]

Dec 11, 2017 Lifestyles
PEZ Dispensers: Plastic Gold

PEZ Dispensers: Plastic Gold

BY: VICTORIA OSBORNE Of all the toys collected PEZS, German for Pfefferminz (peppermint) has one of the most unique histories in toy collecting. Invented by Edward Haas III in 1927 in Vienna, Austria, by taking the letters ‘p’, ‘e’, ‘z’ from the German word to get the candy’s name PEZ.[Read More…]

Dec 7, 2017 Lifestyles
Mixed Breeds are Worth Celebrating

Mixed Breeds are Worth Celebrating

Lucky the TurfMutt is shining a spotlight on mixed breed shelter dogs during National Mixed Breed Dog Day, which honors mutts like TurfMutt twice a year – on Dec. 2 and July 31. This day is all about celebrating and saving mixed breed dogs who are often overlooked in favor[Read More…]

Dec 7, 2017 Lifestyles

Ways to Give Back, Then Get Back at Tax Time by H&R Block

Americans donated $389 billion in 2016. In addition to helping others, taxpayers can use their charitable contributions to help themselves by lowering their own tax liability. For example, a taxpayer with a marginal tax rate of 25 percent could save $25 in taxes for every eligible $100 donation. Taxpayers who[Read More…]

Dec 7, 2017 Lifestyles

Savvy Senior: Will Medicaid Pay for my Nursing Home Care?/ Social Security for Divorced Spouses

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? – Caregiving Daughter Dear Caregiving, The rules and requirements for Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care are complicated and will vary according to the state where your parent lives. With that said, here’s a[Read More…]

Nov 22, 2017 Lifestyles

How to Prepare your Home for Winter

By Broker Michele Karl Now that the weather is starting to get colder, it’s time to think about preparing your home for winter. Even though here in East Tennessee it doesn’t always get too cold in the winter, it certainly reaches a point that requires some home maintenance. With just[Read More…]

Nov 22, 2017 Lifestyles