Money Management

How Would You Manage Your Parents’ Money? How Would You Manage Your Parents’ Money?

By Robyn Young I recently set out to learn how parents would want their adult children... 

Wood options let Vermonters ‘heat local’ Wood options let Vermonters ‘heat local’

By Stephanie Choate To Vermonters gearing up for the big fat bills that come with... 

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... 

Automotive

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... 

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... 

Money & Relationships

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]

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]

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]