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Where to keep money for Mom?

April 5, 2014 Dear Mary: My sisters and I have $10,000 we would like to invest to cover our mother's funeral expenses when they occur. She does not have life insurance or any savings. more »»

Coupon calculations

April 4, 2014 Dear Readers: Who doesn't love saving money with COUPONS? They can be a great way to help reduce your grocery bills, but sometimes it can cost more to use coupons. more »»

April is child abuse prevention month!

April 3, 2014 Did you know that a report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds? And did you also know that four children die every day due to child abuse and 70 percent of them are under the age of 4? Since... more »»

Looking for resources to help with your student’s learning?

April 2, 2014 Does your child need information for a school assignment, or even a personal interest? Students in grades K-12 at all Iowa accredited schools have access to 14 helpful online resources provided by... more »»

Beware of calls from George

April 1, 2014 In this business I can get suspicious when I get an email from someone saying “that was a nice story, but...” I know whatever is after the “but” is not going to be something I want to read. more »»

The People’s (mandatory) hairstyle

March 30, 2014 I don’t get my hair cut as often as I should. The woman who cuts my hair, Nicole, usually makes a point of this whenever I actually remember to get my hair cu. more »»

The nightly fight inside my head

March 30, 2014 You’d think that now that I have children, I’d pass out whenever given the opportunity. Unfortunately, my brain often has other ideas. more »»

How to buy a mattress

March 29, 2014 What I know about buying a mattress I've learned from the best: Insiders who have retired from the sleep product industry. more »»

Dishwasher efficiency

March 28, 2014 Dear Heloise: Do you have any hints to keep my DISHWASHER running as efficiently as possible? -- Sally . more »»

Ex’s Facebook request could harm marriage

March 27, 2014 Q: Should I accept a "friend" request on Facebook from an old boyfriend? I'm in love with my husband and committed to him, so I feel sure that this won't pose a threat to our marriage. more »»

MCC is a partner in new ‘College Changes Everything’ network

March 26, 2014 According to the most recent U.S. Census, approximately 35 percent of Iowans have attained an associate degree or higher. more »»

Grocery gaffes are the norm

March 25, 2014 You would think with the number of times I’ve gone to the grocery store I would be downright perfect at it. Well, not so fast. more »»

Conspiracy theories ruining ‘Back to the Future?’ Heavy.

March 23, 2014 It’s hard to imagine that, in an age of NSA wiretapping, Russian invasions and the mysterious continued popularity of Jon Cryer, that the preeminent subject of conspiracies would be “Back to the... more »»

There’s no such thing as pre-cleaning

March 23, 2014 Prior to daily deals sites like Groupon, there were only two really good ways to get rid of all that unnecessary money you had lying around. more »»

How to deal with a holiday hangover

March 22, 2014 Hangover. It's such a descriptive word of the harsh reality one faces in the morning as a result of overindulging the night before. more »»

Envelope etiquette?

March 21, 2014 Dear Heloise: What is the proper way to INSERT A GREETING CARD into the envelope? -- Rosa H., Moundridge, Kan. Rosa, good question! There is not a right or a wrong way to put a card into an envelop. more »»

What does it mean to be kindergarten ready?

March 19, 2014 “How can I help my child get ready for kindergarten?” This is a question often asked by parents and caregivers to their child’s preschool teacher. more »»

The shower bandit

March 18, 2014 You know that feeling when you get out of the shower and you are still a little wet and can’t wait to get all of your clothes on? Yeah, that feeling has been extended for me in recent weeks and I... more »»

A blended approach to knowing the Neo Fit

March 16, 2014 What was the most unhealthy thing you did today? Did you eat fast food? Maybe you smoked a cigarette? Or perhaps you just grabbed a big roll of tinfoil, set the microwave to the seldom used “turkey”... more »»

The shot heard ‘round the world

March 16, 2014 One of the worst things your baby can go through is vaccinations. more »»



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