On Sept. 8, we observe National Grandparents Day. If you have grandchildren, they will hopefully mark this occasion by sending a card, making a call or, best of all, paying a visit. But however your grandchildren express their feelings for you, you undoubtedly have a very big place in your heart for them. In fact, you may well be planning on including your grandchildren in your estate plan. If that’s the case, you’ll want to do the best you can to preserve the size of your estate — without sacrificing the ability to enjoy life during your retirement years.
Let’s face it: the best antidote for a sweltering summer day is a dive in the swimming pool. Metropolitan Phoenix boasts more than 400,000 swimming pools, proof that we love nothing more than a refreshing dip as the temperatures climb.
A new survey from Zillow.com is projecting that metro Phoenix home prices will rise 3.6 percent by April 2015. That is not a significant increase compared with the 17 percent rise last year and the 30 percent jump in 2012. Zillow has Phoenix ranked 15th for projected home-price appreciation on Zillow’s list of large metros for 20104. Las Vegas, which has lagged the Valley in the housing rebound, ranks No. 1 with an almost 11 percent expected jump in home values for 2014.
PICACHO PEAK STATE PARK — "Excuse me, coming through, sorry, thank you!" I kept repeating loudly and urgently as I hiked up Picacho Peak, which rises like a Western saddle from the endless desert just off I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson.
Although aggressive driving is a significant contributor to traffic fatalities, attempts to address this problem have not led to a significant reduction in aggressive driving-related fatalities. Understanding the reasons of aggressive driving and how to stop this could help increase traffic safety.
When I work with teens, there are certain topics that are often more emotionally charged than others. One such topic is the quality of their relationship with one or both parents. Before I even begin to impart strategies for strengthening this relationship, I always ask the following two questions:
Arizona will welcome the next doughnut revolution – Fractured Prune Doughnuts, which has a cult following for offering consumers always hot doughnuts, hand-dipped and topped to order. The first of many stores expected in Arizona will open in Chandler at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29.
It may not be all that much fun to file your taxes, but you do get to eagerly anticipate that one big question: Will I or won’t I get a tax refund? If you receive a refund, you’ll have to answer another question: What should I do with it?
Utility ratepayers and voters in Arizona may not be aware that APS used its funds derived from ratepayers to promote Connie Wilhelm in the recent SRP District Board election, even after getting caught with their hands in the cookie jar to secretly spend money to defeat Democrats on the Corporation Commission in the 2012 election. We the ratepayers should be very concerned, better yet, outraged, and should be asking, what is APS up to?
Research has shown that sugar is addictive … in fact, eight times addictive as cocaine. In 1821, each person consumed approximately 10 pounds of sugar annually. Today, that number is an astounding 160-190 pounds of sugar per person annually. On top of that about 55 percent of the sugar produced in the U.S. comes from sugar beets, 95 percent of which have been genetically engineered.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald