Money Management

Will a Garden of Vegetables Produce a Harvest of Savings? Will a Garden of Vegetables Produce a Harvest of Savings?

By Matt Sutkoski We all know vegetables grown in the backyard garden are fresh, tasty... 

Your Financial Journey: Getting Started Your Financial Journey: Getting Started

By Greg Duggan Pay yourself first. The simple maxim can guide personal financial... 

Daycare Costs in Vermont Daycare Costs in Vermont

By Becka Gregory For working families in Vermont, childcare is a large part of yearly... 

Automotive

Vroom! Were You ‘Born to Be Wild?’ Vroom! Were You ‘Born to Be Wild?’

By Ron Maloney Like to “experience” the world with all of the senses — and... 

Cars: What’s New for 2014? Cars: What’s New for 2014?

By Ron Maloney Go by The Automaster dealerships on South Burlington’s Shelburne... 

Shop Wisely When Buying or Leasing a Vehicle Shop Wisely When Buying or Leasing a Vehicle

Local dealers offer tips to get the best deals By Ron Maloney Next to your home,... 

Money & Relationships

Coupling with Financial Consciousness: Past, Present and Future Coupling with Financial Consciousness: Past, Present and Future

By Christine Moriarty Knowing every detail of your partners past is unnecessary, impractical and sometimes not even prudent. However, as far as his or her money life, there are aspects that are bound to affect you and your relationship. Take a look at what you do need to know as your relationship moves from temporary to more permanent via living together,... [Read more of this article]

Financially Unwinding Decades Of Marriage Financially Unwinding Decades Of Marriage

Divorce after long marriage is on the rise. A study from the National Center for Family & Marriage Research shows the divorce rate among adults 50 and older doubled from 1990 to 2010. Experts say the reasons for divorce later in life are the same as any other time — lack of communication and support, disagreements about money, and simply growing... [Read more of this article]

Getting Financially Centered: Create Your Command Post Getting Financially Centered: Create Your Command Post

by Christine Moriarty “All our bills are on autopay,” said Mary Jane. “So we are never late with payments.” Paying bills on time is a common way the average person feels they have command over their finances. Yet, bill pay is only one piece of the puzzle that comprises our financial lives. We have financial commitments, paperwork and information... [Read more of this article]

Art & Entertainment

Art Off the Beaten Track Art Off the Beaten Track

By Phyl Newbeck When Vermonters talk about galleries, we generally think of the more populated municipalities like Burlington, Stowe and Montpelier. While there are numerous venues for art lovers in those cities and towns, there are other, smaller areas which have an impressive array of galleries to choose from, just off the beaten track. Not far from... [Read more of this article]

South End Art Hop to Celebrate 22nd Year South End Art Hop to Celebrate 22nd Year

The South End Arts and Business Association will present the 22nd Annual South End Art Hop Sept. 5-7. The Hop brings thousands of residents, visitors and the community together to celebrate the dynamic art and culture of Burlington. “This year, we are celebrating our 22nd Annual South End Art Hop and it’s sure to have a few new surprises. Last... [Read more of this article]

‘Let’s Dance!’ VSO Summer Festival Tour ‘Let’s Dance!’ VSO Summer Festival Tour

The annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra presents its popular TD Bank Summer Festival Tour in eight locations throughout the state beginning in late June. Music lovers can celebrate the long-awaited coming of summer with picnics, music and fireworks. From June 26 through July 6, the orchestra will tour the state. “The Summer Festival Tour is a cherished... [Read more of this article]