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  • Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins

     Five questions for financial gerontologist Cyndi Hutchins
    As baby boomers ebb out of the workforce and into retirement, financial advisers are helping wind down their clients' careers by preparing them for soon-to-be-reduced incomes. Meet Cyndi Hutchins, Bank of America Merrill Lynch's director of financial...
  • Department will offer free immunizations in August

    The Florida Department of Health in Lake County will offer free required immunizations for students in August. All children attending public or private school must have proof of immunizations — a Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form 680) &#...
  • Back-to-school sales tax holiday to save Floridians $40 million

    Back-to-school sales tax holiday to save Floridians $40 million
    The back-to-school sales tax holiday on Aug. 1-3 is expected to save Floridians at least $40 million, the Florida Retail Federation said Tuesday. That weekend, shoppers won't have to pay taxes on clothing, footwear and accessories that cost $100 or...
  • Wal-Mart calls for U.S.-made products

    Wal-Mart calls for U.S.-made products
    A Detroit artist-turned-businessman said he was "floating" Tuesday afternoon after his company, Trash-Ease, which makes portable trash-bag holders, landed its biggest order ever at Wal-Mart's "Made in the USA" open call to find American-made products....
  • Making the move back to the classroom

     Making the move back to the classroom
    Shaunea Brown was stuck. At age 29, the West Coast native had worked in a coffee shop, as a bank teller, at an auto auction and as an office coordinator, but, without a college degree, found that her opportunities to advance professionally were scarce....
  • Fill in these answers before going back to school

    Deciding to pursue — and invest in — another degree is a big decision. But where should the decision-making process begin? Jody Michael made a big career switch herself, leaving the finance field to pursue a completely different professional...
  • Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Doesn't Scare Licensing Partners

    There are still plenty of moviegoers who don't know who Rocket Raccoon or Groot are yet, but that hasn't scared off licensing partners from turning the "Guardians of the Galaxy" characters into toys or plastering them on T-shirts. When signing on to...
  • As soccer pals and teammates, they've had similar goals

    Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as...
  • Mayo: Florida's sales tax holidays skew toward well-off

    Here's my Sunday column about Florida's three sales tax holidays this year, including this week's holiday on hurricane supplies. I use some personal examples, but my point (as some commenters have totally missed) isn't to gripe about having to shell out...
  • Price guide: When to buy back-to-school supplies

    Price guide: When to buy back-to-school supplies
    25 cents is a good sale price on Crayola crayons, but you should really stock up when they hit 15 cents a box. Composition notebooks are easy to find for 33 cents each during the back-to-school season, but 17 cents a piece is a really great deal....
  • School theme in August at Mardi Gras

    School theme in August at Mardi Gras
     Mardi Gras Casino has a back-to-school theme in August and awards cash, bonus play and prizes, including a Teacher's Pet promotion. Mondays Back to School Electronics Giveaway. Drawing at 9:30 p.m. Entry earning period 2 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. Earn 20...