Money Management

Your retirement and your money – myth vs. truth Your retirement and your money – myth vs. truth

By Kevin Houser and Gary Plessl When it comes to your retirement and money, youíve... 

How important is having a 401(k) account? How important is having a 401(k) account?

By Kristen Castillo Can you really afford retirement? To retire at 65 and live on... 

Tech tips to help you stay productive on snow days Tech tips to help you stay productive on snow days

Below-zero temperatures, enormous snow piles and slick roads can certainly make... 

Automotive

Cars: lease or finance? Cars: lease or finance?

2016 Honda Pilot (Photo courtesy of The Automaster) The Choice is Personal By Teresa... 

Train travel: A compromise between speed and price Train travel: A compromise between speed and price

By Greg Elias It’s a sunny autumn morning at the Amtrak station in Essex Junction.... 

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... 

Money & Relationships

Help for the hirsute Help for the hirsute

Jason Gross recently launched Vermont Beard and Mustache Company. Local launches  beard care line By Stephanie Choate Jason Gross has had a beard nearly all his life, normally trimmed short. But an office beard-growing competition got him started on a new career path. ìIt got itchy and scraggly, and I shaved it because I couldnít stand it,î he... [Read more of this article]

Vermont’s wages below average Vermont’s wages below average

Vermonters make less than the national average, according to employment and wage data released by the New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data is derived from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, which obtains data from unemployment insurance summaries. The report found that average weekly wages in all... [Read more of this article]

Living on Love Living on Love

By Christine Moriarty “Living on Love” is an Alan Jackson song, not a proper strategy for a financial relationship with your partner. Living together and sharing a life with someone is the single most intimate and personal thing you can do. Part of that intimacy is sharing your money and your financial life and learning how to talk about your financial... [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]