Monthly Archive: April 2011

When to Buy New Tires

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Tire stores are constantly advertising sales and great deals on wheels & tires . It is reassuring to know that when you need new tires, you will probably be able to find a good price. The question is, how do you know when you need to buy new tires?

Newer tires come equipped with wear indicator strips. When the strip or bar is visible, it’s time to get new tires. If your tires don’t have a wear indicator, a good rule of thumb is that tires should have at least 1/16th of an inch of tread. Anything less than that should be replaced. If you’re unsure, then check with … Read the rest

Jesse James and Bank Safe Robberies

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There is a typical fascination for most people with villainous characters from our nation’s history. And the outlaw characters from the old West have a significant placement in our historical perspectives. Somehow, a few generations or a century or two can turn a despicable outlaw into a folk hero. This has certainly been the case with Jesse James, who was actually well on his way to becoming a legend in his own time. He remains one of the 19th century’s most famous bank and train robbers.

James was part of the James-Younger gang who robbed plenty of banks and trains in their time. And while some bank robbers would … Read the rest

So Your Kids Want a Swing Set

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Children are notorious for knowing what they want and going to great lengths to get it — only to tire of it and move on to the next thing. This can be financially stressful to parents, especially if the desire is for a bigger ticket item like a swing set, bicycle, or video game console. If your kids are insisting that they can’t live without a swing set, then you have some important things to take into consideration.

First, you need to realize that a swing set represents an ongoing responsibility for you and your spouse. You can’t just pay the bill, install the set and forget it. … Read the rest