LAFF December Issue

My Daughter's Favorite Present


When I was growing up, the most important thing about Christmas was what I got. Back then, I hoped to unwrap a Mattel Electronic Football game, a Stretch Armstrong, or Hot Wheels. It's a far cry from the iPhones, Amazon Echos, and expensive gaming consoles kids are asking for today  ... CONTINUE READING

Santa Tracking Goes High–Tech


It's almost Christmas, and if you have small kids, you know what that means: prepping for the arrival of a jolly man in a red suit and his confusingly named reindeer. Some of us may remember spending Christmas Eve curled on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa as radio reports tracked Santa's trip around the globe. But these days, kiddos have gotten a little more high–tech ... CONTINUE READING

The Social Security Waiting Game


After working your whole life, you're getting ready to retire. You're turning 62 next year, and that means you can start claiming your Social Security benefits. But should you? ... CONTINUE READING

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