The Insiders: Advice from local businesses

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    Although spring and summer are widely seen as the peak of the gardening season, the mild temperatures of autumn can also be a prime time for planting vegetables. A handful of factors need to be taken into consideration when planning fall vegetable gardens.

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      Anyone helping a loved one deal with health matters during the current COVID-19 pandemic certainly knows that we are in uncharted territory, at least in recent times. If your loved one is elderly, the situation is even more complicated.

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        Pollinators are essential for gardens, whether those gardens are commercial operations or small backyard plots. Gardeners should allow pollinators to share their spaces and be mindful of behaviors that can threaten their survival.

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          The primary aim of nursing homes is to keep residents safe and healthy.  To do so, important precautions need to be taken, not only by staff members but by friends and family who visit their loved ones in nursing home facilities.  

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            Home inspections are a vital part of the home buying process. Such inspections can protect buyers as they make one of the most significant investments of their lives. 

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              Lawn and garden enthusiasts who want to make their properties as idyllic as possible should depend on mulch to help them accomplish that goal.

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                People want to grow old gracefully and maintain their independence as long as possible. Families have many decisions to make and piles of information to sort through as they try to ensure their loved ones’ needs are met in their golden years. Fortunately, resources are available to help make those decisions.

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                  Homeownership is a dream for people across the globe. Many save for years before buying their first homes, squirreling away every dollar they can with the hopes that they can one day walk into a place they can call their own.

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                    Container gardening can bring a garden into any home, whether it's a light-filled house or an apartment where sunlight is sparse.

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                      Behavioral finance is a term that describes the influence of psychology on money and investing. It’s times like these when I’m reminded of its negative impact. I’ve outlined some common “brain traps” and ways to work around them.

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                        There are a host of factors to consider when choosing 401(k) investments, and the following are some strategies that can help investors make decisions they're comfortable with.

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                          Various factors determine the attractiveness of a home. While some are shared among all homebuyers, others might be unique to individual buyers. Those new to the real estate arena should consider these factors as they search for a new place to call home.

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                            Spring is a season of revival, and that spirit of rejuvenation extends to lawns. When the last signs of winter begin to disappear, homeowners can dust off their gardening gloves and start taking steps to revitalize their lawns for the months ahead.

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                              Some people plan their careers so they can retire early. What are the advantages of early retirement beyond starting a life of leisure? Are there any drawbacks to this plan?

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                                Aging brings about many changes, including some that can compromise a person’s ability to remain independent. In such instances, families often consider assisted living facilities for their loved ones.

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                                  Even though succulents are becoming more popular, some people are still unaware of their attributes. Learning more about these unusual plants might turn even run-of-the-mill gardeners into devotees.

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                                    As people age, various circumstances have to be reassessed. A current living situation might not be meeting the needs of a senior who might be having difficulty caring properly for himself or herself. Assisted living can be a viable option when a person can no longer live alone, but such facilities come with a price.

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                                      Men and women over 50 who have retirement savings deficits may need to go beyond depositing more money in their retirement accounts in order to live comfortably and pay their bills in retirement.

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                                        Gardening is a rewarding hobby that can pay a host of dividends, both for the planet and the people doing the gardening. Healthy plant life can help clean the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and various air pollutants, while the act of gardening can help gardeners combat stress.