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Oh, the places you’ll go!

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, March 28, 2017
The National Park Service offers a fun way to record your travels with the Passport To Your National Parks® Program. The Passport To Your National Parks program consists of the Passport book,  ..

While you're moving

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, March 21, 2017
While you’re moving, it’s useful to keep good records about your car. Keeping mileage records for use of your car for business allows you to deduct that expense on your tax return ..

Gadgetry to meet your goal

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Records do not have to be paper. Nor do they have to be maintained manually. There are many gadgets available to measure progress toward your fitness goal. In the course of writing this month& ..

Keep a record of when you workout

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Use a calendar to keep a record of when you workout. Any format will do. You can print a calendar using software on your computer. You can use the free calendar you received when you got your eye  ..

Check up on your charity

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, December 06, 2016
You need to do your homework about your charity to make sure your gift is going to a worthwhile cause and will make a difference. Charity Navigator, a non-profit that rates and ranks charities, pr ..

Tilting at windmills

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, November 29, 2016
I had a medical emergency. While preparing dinner, I knocked a freshly sharpened knife off the counter. It hit the top of my foot—between the sandal straps—and the side of my foot befo ..

Old stock certificate: Trash or treasure?

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Old stock certificates are still out there. You may find them stashed in the back of a drawer or buried in a box of papers in the attic. How do you determine if an old stock certificate is trash o ..

Stock certificates going the way of a tail fin on a ’57 Chevy

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, July 19, 2016
As recently as the mid-1960’s, messengers carried satchels of certificates from one brokerage house to another. The stock market would close one day a week to allow brokerage houses to catch ..

Do you know where your 401(k) is?

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, March 24, 2015
According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive, Americans typically don’t know how to roll over a 401(k) or have forgotten their 401(k) or just don’t have time to deal with it.  ..

Remembering your pet

Amy Praskac - Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Not all records are documents with purple-blue stamps and raised gold seals. You can journal or tell stories to keep a record. Records don’t even have to be words. They can be sketches or ph ..

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