COOL TIP: Predicting the Price of Produce

Produce prices fluctuate.  Sometimes dramatically.  Take celery.  Normally, you can buy a stalk of this ubiquitous vegetable for about $1.   Yet, currently, its price is 400X higher — closer to $5 in some states.  The culprit: rains in California washed out much of the nation’s celery crop.   The same fate befell strawberries.    Throughout the … Read more

Yes, You’ve Gotta Shop….even for a cremation!

Who would believe it, but you and your family can be gouged if you don’t shop around for cremation services.  You’d think a cremation would be pretty straightforward;  the funeral home picks up the body, puts it in a blast furnace and collects the ashes to be returned to the family or discarded.  Easy peasy, … Read more