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Personal savings have plunged — how to boost your savings in case of a recession

When it comes to red flags, this is a big one. Americans’ personal savings have plummeted this year, hitting $629 billion in the second quarter of 2022, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. That’s down from $1.98 trillion in the second quarter of 2021 and $4.85 trillion in the second quarter of …

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The Weather Network – How to keep your kids warm on Halloween without ruining their look

Despite the best of intentions of little ghouls and goblins across the land, Halloween weather often disappoints millions of trick-or-treaters. Think of the gusty autumn storms, the torrential rain, and the even scarier…snow! boo! If Mother Nature doesn’t want to collaborate with outdoor plans in your area, here are 10 not-so-scary tips for keeping your …

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The Weather Network – How to watch Tuesday morning’s partial solar eclipse from anywhere

It happens on the other side of the world from us. However, we can still observe this partial eclipse no matter where we are. Read on to find out what’s going on and how we can watch. In the early morning hours of Tuesday October 25th (for North America) the Sun, Moon and Earth will …

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Nursing is hard but my special-needs brother helped me prepare for this career

First Person is a daily personal article submitted by readers. Do you have a story to tell? See our policies below tgam.ca/essayguide. Illustration by Mary Kirkpatrick As a qualified nurse, the demands of my job make me think. As I read headlines, listen to my peers, and practice nursing myself, I think back to why …

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The Weather Network – How to restore and protect your lawn through winter after a drought

Watching the grass grow has always been a metaphor for being genuinely bored. So imagine how much more painful it would be NOT to watch the weed grow. And yet, watching the grass not grow thanks to Ontario’s drought this year turned out to be far more interesting than I thought it would be. I …

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How to make your travel more restful and less stressful

The last time Camille Hoheb went on a wellness vacation, she didn’t set her sights on strenuous hikes, lowering her blood pressure by a few notches, or changing treacherous everyday habits. She brought a sketchbook, no itinerary, and a general desire to find locally popular restaurants rather than chewing through a must-visit list. The two …

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Planning a big trip for the holidays? How to make sense of travel insurance.

After years of waiting and delaying, many retirees are planning to travel for the holidays and winter months. Booking in advance can be a great way to secure lower prices, but how can you protect your travel investment? Travel insurance is part of the answer and there are several ways to book travel that can …

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