Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

Money Monster focuses on one particularly tense day on the set of the eponymous financial advice show. In the wake of Ibis, a large financial company, losing $800 million dollars of investors’ money, Money Monster host Lee Gates (George Clooney) is in the midst of covering the fallout and trying to get CEO Walt Camby (Dominic West) on for an interview when a particularly angry investor, Kyle Budwell (Jack O’Connell) sneaks onto the set and takes Gates and the crew hostage. While Gates is held...

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When you add a child to your family, either through birth or adoption, it’s obviously an exciting and joyful time in your life — and it’s also a busy one, as you deal with all the challenges and commitments faced by all parents. However, hectic as your life may be, you’ll still need to think about making some key financial arrangements to accommodate your new child.

Here are some suggestions to consider:

•Get a Social Security number.
You’ll want to obtain a Social Security number for your...

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THE METHUSELAH
PROJECT
by Rick Barry
Kregel Publications
PB, 320 pages

What do you get when you cross Captain America with alternate history and secret Nazi science? Rick Barry’s The Methuselah Project. This novel tells the intertwining stories of Captain Roger Greene, a U.S. airman shot down over Germany in 1943, and Katherine Mueller, a young freelance editor and recent inductee into a secret society known as The Heritage Organization. There’s just one catch—Roger was shot down more than half a...

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The Huntsman: Winter’s War is so bad it breezes past the potential for “so bad it’s good” enjoyment and straight into boring, incoherent territory. Whereas the film seems to aspire to an anti-Frozen narrative by focusing on two sisters who are very powerful and very wicked, its real achievement is in failing to clear even the very low standards audiences were likely to hold it to. I went for the costumes, and all I really got from the experience was an excuse to eat Sour Patch Kids and an...

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Mother’s Day is almost here, so start shopping for the flowers or candy for Mom. But this year, why not also go beyond the traditional? Specifically, if your mother is still working but getting close to retirement, consider providing her with a gift that can help make her days as a retiree more pleasant.

Here are a few suggestions:

• Contribute to her IRA.
As long as your mother is employed, she can contribute to an IRA, and she may already have one. If so, help her fund it for 2016. You can’t...

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You may be too busy to realize it, but April is Stress Awareness Month. Sponsored by the Health Resource Network, a non-profit health education group, Stress Awareness Month is designed to promote awareness about ways to reduce stress in our lives. And if you’re a member of the so-called “Sandwich Generation,” you may well have plenty of stress to deal with — especially financial stress. And that’s why you may want to look at this month as an opportunity to explore ways of “de-stressing”...

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