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Have you ever noticed that when people say not to worry about money it usually means they’ve got a lot and you don’t? Here at the Wake Forest News we take money seriously and cover the topic like nobody’s bidness.

What’s Eating your House?

What’s Eating your House? Detecting and Deterring Destructive Household Pests By Debra L. Karplus You’ve been away on vacation and are headed home. You drive onto your street only to find that your house is gone. Wake up; it’s just a bad dream. But allowing household pests to nibble away at your home is a slower route to a disappearing ... Read More »

The Great Diaper Debate

The Great Diaper Debate Cloth or Disposable Diapers Which is the most Cost Effective for Your Baby? By Debra L. Karplus The Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) estimates that nearly four million babies are born annually in the United States. You may be the parents expecting your first baby, or maybe your second or third. You already know that there ... Read More »

Why Pet Insurance might be Right for You

When Fluffy Gets Sick: Why Pet Insurance might be Right for You By Debra L. Karplus You love your children dearly, but it seems that you spend way too much time taking them to the pediatrician. Whether it’s a routine school physical and required immunizations or another case of pink eye, it’s physically exhausting to deal with at times. If ... Read More »

Is the Cheapest The Most Frugal?

It’s a pleasant fact of modern life that battery-powered tools are quite capable of handling most routine construction, improvement, or home repair projects. The tools are available across a wide range of price points, but unfortunately the cheapest models are manufactured in that international bastion of quality, namely China. If used occasionally, the tools will hold up for years, but ... Read More »

Finding Back to School Deals

By Debra Karplus Though the kids are ready to return to school by mid-summer, most Moms find that time of year daunting with more disciplined bedtime, regular meals, and of course all those items your need to purchase to get your son or daughter ready for the new semester. Many Moms wonder exactly how to make the start of the ... Read More »

Use your Library to Live Light and Save

By Debra L. Karplus Libraries have changed greatly over the past few decades. No longer are they sterile places that only have books to borrow and where one must be silent. When was the last time you heard a librarian say ‘shhhhh’ to a patron? Many of today’s libraries have become gathering places for families and friends to enjoy a ... Read More »

Overture to Olive Oil in the Kitchen

By Debra L. Karplus A cartoon favorite since the 1930s, Popeye popped spinach by the can into his mouth as he wooed his love interest, Olive Oyl. Olive was energetic with a slim build. Perhaps her stamina, vitality, and good health were the result of incorporating olive oil, her namesake, into her diet. She may have even kept her skin ... Read More »

The Clear Picture on Eyewear

By Debra L. Karplus Your eyeglasses are so scratched that you can barely see through them anymore and the frames have some chips in them and just don’t fit right. You’ve been procrastinating, but it’s probably about time to buy a new pair of glasses. You call the place where you bought your current glasses and they remind you that ... Read More »

Touring a Preschool for Your Child

By Debra L Karplus You feel that your preschooler needs more stimulation and peer contact than he or she gets at home or in day care. But how does a parent find the right preschool? Many local parents are raving about Happyland, Village Tree, Montessori, and Home Sweet Home? What is it about these preschools that make parents and children ... Read More »

Your Child’s Safety

By Debra Karplus You can search on crimereports.com and happily discover that Culver City has relatively few crimes, mostly against property rather than people. You probably already know to keep your house doors locked including the door connecting the garage to the house, whether you are in the house, away from the house or just out working outside in the ... Read More »