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On the Town: Taking a stand for lemonade stands

Random thoughts A little over a year ago I brought to light an article I read where the city of Hazelwood, Missouri ordered the shutdown of a Girl Scout cookie stand. The city cl ...

From Where I Sit: ‘The banality of evil’

Here we go again. We hold our collective national breath and tread gingerly day by day hoping such a thing doesn’t happen, while somewhere deep down inside we are afraid it w ...

The Real McCoy: Pros and cons of working with rent backs

Dear Kari, My wife and I are trying to purchase a home and we just received some bad news. The sellers cannot move out when we close escrow because the house they are buying is su ...

Olga on Investments: Small business retirement plans

Retirement plans for small businesses serve many different purposes. From a business level, the contributions into a retirement plan can be tax deductible for the company. The cont ...

On the Town: Father’s Day origins

Since we were on the subject about Mother’s Day last month, it is only fair that we discuss Father’s Day this month. Since Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21, I thou ...

From Where I Sit: Has the pendulum of history swung too far?

Taking the long range view of things, you notice how over time the pendulum swings back and forth form one extreme to the other. You can see this in culture, in politics and in rel ...

The Real McCoy: Is it legal to offer on more than one home at a time?

Dear Kari, My wife and I are finally ready to purchase our first home. We have been scrimping and saving for so long I thought we would be renting a one bedroom apartment forever! ...

Olga on Investments: College costs

It is undeniable the benefits of a college education: the ability to compete in today’s job market, increased earning power and expanding horizons. So it is not surprising th ...

On the Town: Oh, say can you see?

With some of the controversies swirling around regarding the desecration of the American flag, and with Flag Day coming up on Sunday, June 14, I’d like to share some history ...

From Where I Sit: God’s top 10 are timeless

Recently TV personality David Letterman hosted his final late night talk show after over 30 years. I wasn’t a big fan but liked some of his bits. Being a “listaholic,&r ...