The Federal Government may have shut down at midnight Friday, but many area businesses are Shutdown Specials to government workers. (Stock Photo)

Shutdown Specials

How the Federal Shutdown Affects the DMV It is the first anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration and he has not drained the swamp, built a wall between Mexico and the U.S. or been able to dismantle Obamacare. Instead he has passed a tax break that benefits him
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Drop hints but don't ruin the surprise. (Photo: Shutterstock)Drop hints but don't ruin the surprise. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Gifting on a Budget

Perfect Gift, Perfect Price The pressure of holiday shopping is upon us. From family to friends, our bank accounts are suffering from all the gifts we are shopping for this season. And for those with significant others, that is just another added expense. Often times you want to
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Make this birthday extra special for that special someone. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Birthday 411

Planning Your Partner’s Birthday Is No Party Currently I’m in the midst of planning the most extravagant annual event of the year — my birthday party. Party planning is no joke, and balancing work stress and this became too much so I’ve asked my boyfriend
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