LaTina Emerson

Repairs can give new life to items

Everyone wants to buy something new occasionally, but sometimes you can make your old items as good as new. Consider sprucing up your used items... Read more

Hooray! Super Bowl party can be fun, budget-friendly

T he Super Bowl is around the corner, and many people will spend the day with family and friends, glued to their television sets... Read more

Bookstores, libraries lure children, teens

If you're looking for some ways to entertain your children and teens, consider game nights, story time and movie nights. Local bookstores and... Read more

Start '11 with good financial decisions...

It's the time of year when many people vow to make changes in specific areas of their lives, from relationships and eating habits to career goals... Read more

Learn something new in the new year

This new year, expand your knowledge and learn something new. Maybe you've always wanted to learn how to paint, play an instrument or take... Read more

Gift cards prove practical and popular, but know rules and fees


If you have a friend or family member who is practically impossible to shop for, you might consider buying him or her a gift card... Read more

Avoid 'Black Friday' traps with a good shopping strategy...


The official "Black Friday" shopping day is almost here. It's important to have a plan before you go shopping so that you can resist... Read more