Month: February 2015

Tax refund? How will you use it?
"I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization." ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (Photo by Mikhail Popov)

“I like to pay taxes. With them, I buy civilization.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (Photo by Mikhail Popov)

Most of us know Benjamin Franklin’s saying about death and taxes. We also know that neither is very pleasant. But, many taxpayers will see a refund this year and will have to decide what to do with their sudden windfall.

Today’s guest is Andrew Zumwalt, assistant professor of finance for University of Missouri Extension. He has a few suggestions about how to put your refund to good use.

 

 

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January went from bitter cold to mild temperatures
"Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat." ~ Author Unknown (Photo by Aureliy Movila )

“Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat.” ~ Author Unknown (Photo by Aureliy Movila )

Temperatures in January were a pendulum swing for Missouri.  While there were many bitter cold days, unlike our neighbors in New England, the Show-Me State saw very little snow.

Today’s guest is Pat Guinan, climatologist for University of Missouri Extension’s Commercial Agriculture Program.

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Living Apart, Together – A choice that’s working for older couples
“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” ~ writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Photo by Mike DelGaudio)

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” ~ writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Photo by Mike DelGaudio)

Some older adults are finding traditional marriage a less desirable choice for later-in-life relationships. Jacquelyn Benson, a University of Missouri Extension gerontology specialist, has been studying older adults in Living Apart, Together, or LAT relationships. For LAT couples, each partner maintains their own home, but they are in a committed, intimate relationship.

Today’s guests are researcher Jacquelyn Benson and Robert Dolliver and Joyce Huber who are in a LAT relationship with each other.

 

 

Living Apart, Together