Over the past week I have read many complaints toward New Jersey Governor Chris Christies' request to have the United States flag flown at half mast in honor of singer/actress Whitney Houston. People have stated that she is undeserving of the honor or have questioned why we don't do this for the soldiers or the uniformed officers who protect us every day. On this President's Day, here are a few things defining the rules for hanging the flag at half staff. Note: whether the flag is flown at half mast at government offices in New Jersey is none of my business. That is for the state of New Jersey to decide. No one is forcing you to fly the flag at half mast. Your opinion on the matter is your own and this article is not to sway you to one way or the other. Personally, I liked Whitney Houston's music and I respect her as an artist. I think having the flag lowered throughout the state of New Jersey may have been over-reaching. What do you think? Read more...
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So it is the fourth of July again and each year we hear about some kid or adult-who-still-acts-like-a-kid getting a little crazy with the fireworks and gets his hand blown off. Maybe it is just urban myth and maybe it is true that he needs help opening up his ketchup bottle the rest of his life....who knows? But, better safe than sorry! Here are five tips so you can enjoy an enjoyable holiday season and still get some bang out of your weekend: Read more...
April is here and smart shoppers are spending their tax return money on items that will stretch their dollars throughout this month. If you are going to be making a purchase of one of these items, this is the month to do it. It is the time for Spring Cleaning and organizing your home, so the items to buy for this month will help you reduce your clutter and stabilize your feng shui. If you are looking to spend, here are five tips that you'll find helpful: Read more...
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