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Everyday Cheapskate

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Dear Mary: My wife and I are having a disagreement. I want to lease a new car now, because ours is old and paying for repairs is like flushing money down the drain. She wants to keep it until we can afford to buy a better car. I hate car trouble and think peace of mind is something to be considered. I’m sure we can afford the payment, but she’s not. What should we do? -- James R.
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Medicare Part-D open enrollment

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The Medicare Part-D prescription drug open enrollment period is October 15 thru December 7. The coronavirus continues to impact our lives and this year it will impact how we address prescription drug comparisons for area Medicare recipients. There will be changes to the new 2021 Medicare Health and Drug Plans. You have the chance to compare your current Medicare coverage to the new 2021 Medicare plans to determine the right plan for you at the lowest possible cost.
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Everyday Cheapskate

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Simple Record-Keeping If the paper monster has you buried under an avalanche of receipts, bank statements, ATM slips, investment records, paycheck stubs and bills, then read on. The good news is you can probably throw most of it away without worry.
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This one Quapaw Nation

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The Boston Recorder, in July of 1824, described them as “a remarkably peaceful and quiet race.” The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma’s name derives from O-gah-pa, “Downstream People.” The French and the Illini Indians referred to them as “Arkansea,” a name that would eventually be given to Arkansas, where the Quapaw people lived in the 17th century. The Quapaw’s oral history of crossing the Mississippi tells of a rope of twisted grapevine that snapped.
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Mushrooms and Plumbers: 35 years of Super Mario Bros.

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While movies are my passion, I’ll make the time occasionally for some games and like many children of the 90s I grew up with Mario. Now Mario’s first appearance was in 1981’s Donkey Kong, but it was Super Mario Bros. released 35 years ago on September 13, 1985, that helped revive the medium from its mid-eighties crash.