| Dec 21, 2012
Tiny print that tricks consumers, stuff that used to be free but isn't anymore and gadgets you can install on your car to reduce auto insurance premiums.
That's a sampling from Spending Smart topics this year, along with secrets on how to buy diamonds,...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:40 PM
Since November and December are months associated with giving, I would like to spotlight a few of the worthy volunteers who regularly give of their time to aid veterans. They give of their time on a weekly basis to chauffeur veterans to the Veterans...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:23 PM
The Caring Place, a downtown Allentown nonprofit that helps at-risk kids in the Lehigh Valley, has been innovative in finding ways to pay its bills as public dollars have shrunk.
The organization has become a landlord, renting floors if its building at...
| Nov 27, 2012
State and federal authorities may have cracked down on unscrupulous mortgage lenders to avoid a repeat of the housing market meltdown, but there are still plenty of companies that are eager to dupe people into taking out bad loans.
| Jan 28, 2012
| 4:47 PM
If you've got an oil boiler to heat your house and your water, we want you to do a little experiment. Next time you're outside, point your ear toward your home and listen closely.
The rumbling you hear might be your boiler firing up, heating water just...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 4:54 PM
My oldest granddaughter, the middle child, has always shown attributes that are unique. She is somewhat fearless, very self-confident, and advanced in her thinking, (7 going on 14). Several years ago she decided to become a gymnast, and her enthusiasm...
| Oct 23, 2012
Ivor Davis received a call recently from the Target pharmacy near his home in Ventura. He was informed he could pick up a refill of medication for his wife, Sally, who is battling pancreatic cancer.
Davis, 74, told me he and his wife like to be...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Chris Cullum normally gets his prescriptions filled at a CVS Caremark store in San Diego. But, while traveling, he placed orders at a CVS branch in Arizona this year and at a branch in Illinois last year.
In both cases, Cullum said, he subsequently...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Do you remember the scene in "A Streetcar Named Desire" when Blanch says, "I've always depended on the kindness of strangers?" If you are familiar with the story, you know that it didn't really work out for her. I'd like to think that fictional dramatic...
| Mar 16, 2013
My kind of town, Beverly Hills. It's vectored in such a way as to guarantee you get lost, involving a circuitry of duplicate names — Santa Monica, Little Santa Monica, Mondo Santa Monica. Everybody you meet sounds like Borat, and none of them...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 4:10 PM
I don't think there's any law against drinking and shopping, but we'll soon find out how well they go together. The Pub at Wegmans, set inside the supermarket at 3900 Tilghman St. in Allentown, will open Wednesday, according to store manager Mike Kier....