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The kids are back in school, and the holidays will soon be upon us. Now is a great time to begin preparing for the busy months ahead and to get a head start on cleaning. Cleaning marks and stains and ...read more
Pre-paid debit cards for kids? Dear Dave, I’ve seen lots of companies marketing pre-paid debit cards for kids. They seem to position them as a way parents can set spending limits for their chi...read more
One of the most unusual products that I have seen hit the market in the last several years is paint with primer in it. I have always thought this was a marketing scheme started by a certain national c...read more
We are off to a great start to the new school year at Russellville City Schools and are already excited about what this year will hold for our students, teachers and administration! Before school off...read more
You need a better plan Dear Dave, My husband opened his own commercial painting business in May. He knows he will have about three months in the year where he’s making little to no income. We&...read more
Turn this into a blessing! Dear Dave, We’re following your plan, and we’re in the middle of paying off all our debts except for the house. My wife just learned she’ll be losing her...read more
Today, I’m not writing about projects, maintenance, hardware or lawnmower issues, just because. There is a special day coming up on August 27 (this Sunday) that, I think, bears mentioning. It i...read more
Home improvement debt?  Dear Dave, I’m debt-free except for my home, and I’m considering having solar panels installed on the roof of the house. It would cost about $27,000. I have ...read more
After practicing Optometry in northwest Alabama since the 1970s, I have been intending to write some “eye facts” to help the people understand questions that I get every day. I realize tha...read more
I don’t know if you have ever heard the song by Tim McGraw called “Humble and Kind,” but I love it. So many things written in the song could make us a better person if we would apply...read more
First, get a real job Dear Dave, I currently have student loans in deferment from earning a degree in hospitality management. My career goal is to own a mobile food vending company, so I’m put...read more
With the warm weather and many family members on summer break, we eat so many great, delicious foods in the summertime at get-togethers and block parties. Remember that while it’s okay to indul...read more
Assisted living is senior care that is designed for our loved ones who are still independent but need some help with activities of daily living. These tasks vary from resident to resident and include ...read more
It's a hot and messy job, but if your asphalt driveway is in need of repair, now is the time to do it. Most asphalt-based products require a temperature of at least 65 degrees or more for proper appli...read more
Let it be known: The world has witnessed a changing of the guard. The President of the United States is no longer the “Leader of the Free World” and we have Donald Trump to thank for that....read more
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