Monthly Archives: December 2012

Breaking Up is Smart to Do: Why You Should Consider Splitting Your Checking and Savings Accounts

With all the talk about going over the “fiscal cliff” and stock market woes in recent weeks, here’s some food for thought about getting the best return on your own money as we head into 2013. Happy New Year to all from St. George Village!

Keeping cash at your local bank is probably costing you more than you think. And in today’s financial climate, finding safety and growth for your savings is more important than ever.

That’s why it’s surprising that many people still keep their checking and savings accounts at the same institution. Chances are, they’re not getting the interest they deserve.

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On Earth Peace, Good Will Toward Men

The Story Of Christmas
From Luke 2:1-20

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.  And all went to be taxed, everyone into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David), to be taxed with Mary, his espoused wife, being great with child.

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Helping Others is “Worth the Trip”

“I feel like I’m doing something important,” says Jean Hart about her long-time volunteer job arranging flowers for the gift shop at Saint Joseph’s Hospital. “It makes me feel good to know I’m doing something to help others.”

Jean, who left her Sandy Springs condo and moved to St. George Village in December 2011, has kept her commitment to her volunteer work at the hospital, even though she has to drive a little further to get there now.

“I used to live only 10 minutes from the hospital, but I don’t mind making the longer drive from Roswell,” she says. “It’s a full day, but it’s a very pleasant day. It’s worth the trip.”

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Exploring Your Family’s History Can Be Fun, Rewarding

Americans can get help digging for their roots now that the 1940 U.S. Census is available, free, online.

If you’re like most senior Americans, you like to feel connected: to the past, to a place and to others. No matter your age, discovering your family history can be a rewarding way to establish those connections and help uncover who you are and where you came from.

It can start simply by identifying who is in your extended family. You may be able to find the names of your ancestors—grandmothers, uncles, cousins—going back hundreds of years. Next, you can get to know them, learn where they were born, whom they married, how they made a living, where they lived and how they died.

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