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Beginners Guide to Thanksgiving Dinner

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Is anyone else panicking that Thanksgiving is only a week away? If it’s your first time hosting like me, you probably are. If not, please send your good vibes my way! Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a big “planner.” I’ve been stressing about my menu for weeks now, which has probably added more stress than necessary. But, the good news is that you get to benefit from my high-stressed planning strategies! In this blog I’ll share my entire Thanksgiving Day menu and tips I’ve gathered from family and anxiety-fueled research.

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Don’t Be A Victim Of A Social Security Scam

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning of a surge in Social Security scams heartlessly targeting the elderly who depend on Social Security benefits for basic living needs. The scammers also know that the elderly can be overly trusting, making them easy victims. And, unfortunately, these scams are too often successful. Here’s how these scams work:

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How To Survive Thanksgiving If You Can’t Get Home

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Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate family. If you live far from home though, making the trip to see them might not be an option. But, that doesn’t mean you have to spend the whole week curled up in bed. To fight the homesick blues, gather your still-in-town friends and make your very own Friendsgiving dinner! Here are a few tips to give your holiday meal the classic flavors of home.

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How To Prepare Your Home For Winter

Winter Ready Home

Keep your home warm and safe this winter by following this comprehensive to-do list before the real cold sets in.

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Do I Still Need a Landline?

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We still have a landline at my house. Why? My hubby and I have asked ourselves that question many times, especially when the bill comes every month and the majority of calls we get are robocalls. Everyone in my household has a cell phone, so why not cut the wire? Here are a few of the main reasons people like me hang on to their landlines — and why some of those reasons may not actually matter.

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7 Halloween Hacks You Don't Want to Miss

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Halloween is coming - and so are the scary costs of joining the fun! Yes, all that spookiness comes with a frightening price tag: The average American will spend $169 on Halloween costs this year. Ready to save big? Read on for 7 awesome Halloween hacks.

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How to Talk Money With Your Partner

What happens when you and your partner have different approaches toward money? How do you bring up this loaded topic without it spiraling into a heated argument? Read on for the ultimate guide to discussing finances with your partner.

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How to Create and Keep Strong Passwords

Your passwords are the keys to your life. And when it feels like there’s another big security breach every week, you want to be sure those passwords are strong and safe. Follow the 6 steps below for super-strong passwords that will keep scammers guessing. 

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Clear Your Closets

As we transition from summer to fall, now is the perfect time to carve out a few hours one weekend to give your entire closet a thorough cleaning. They say that the Pareto Principle holds true with wardrobes: Most of us wear 20% of our clothing, 80% of the time. Why waste valuable space on the other 80% of your wardrobe that you rarely wear? 

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Saving On Home Renovations

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Is your home in need of a facelift? As you probably know, renovations don’t come cheap. In fact, the average kitchen remodel tops $60,000 and bathroom overhauls can cost $18,000! But, with some careful planning, you can shave thousands of dollars off these price tags. Here are 7 ways to save:

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2018 - 19 Holiday Hours

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Monday, January 21st
All locations closed.


Presidents' Day
Monday, February 18th
All locations closed.


Good Friday
Friday, April 19th
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Memorial Day
Monday, May 27th
All locations closed.


Independence Day
Thursday, July 4th
All locations closed.


Labor Day
Monday, September 2nd
All locations closed.


Columbus Day
Monday, October 14th
All locations closed.


Veterans Day
Monday, November 11th
All locations closed


Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28th
All locations closed.


Day after Thanksgiving
All locations are open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Christmas Eve
Tuesday, December 24th
All locations open until 1:00 p.m.
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Christmas Day
Wednesday, December 25th
All locations closed.


New Year's Eve
Tuesday, December 31
All locations open regular business hours
Lobby - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Drive-thru - 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


New Years Day (2020)
Wednesday, January 1st
All locations closed