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.

It probably doesn't happen as much as you'd like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens, how should you use the funds? Assuming you have adequate emergency savings — typically, three to six months' worth of living expenses — should you pay off debts, or fund your IRA or another investment account?

There's no one "correct" answer — and the priority of these options may change, depending on your financial goals. However, your first step may be to...

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When I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, I read it in one sitting. I read a lot, but it's relatively rare that I lose myself so much in a book that it consumes my whole day. But, there I sat "one more chapter"-ing myself over and over until the book and the day were done. It was engrossing, suspenseful, funny, and sexy. And the plot twists were bonkers. I couldn't wait for the movie.

In Gone Girl, Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) are set to celebrate their anniversary after five...

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SPEAK: How Your Story Can Change the World
By Nish Weiseth
Zondervan, 2-370000-147226, PB, 204 pages, $14.99
Mrs. Weiseth really wants to have a coffee date with you. In her new book, Speak, she illustrates the power of storytelling. We all have a story to tell, and we do not realize how much power it conceals. Alongside a series of anecdotal vignettes, including some highlighted stories from her successful collaborative blog "A Deeper Story," she urges her readers to be vulnerable, to take a risk...

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If you follow the herd, sooner or later your shoes are going to stink as bad as your decision to follow the herd.

The Big Wiener
Tyson Foods is buying Hillshire Brands, (the maker of Ball Park hot dogs and other products), for over 8 billion dollars. One might say that even though Tyson will be the surviving company...the Hillshire owners and stockholders will be the real wieners!

Sweet Tweet
Little Drewsie was sitting in church,
He was full of gas,
He couldn't hold it any longer,
So he let it...

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Did you ever wonder what a full moon is full of?

"Martin," a friend asked, "how many kids do you have?"
"How many do you want?"

The Prayer
In the 1930s, Hockey Mylott was the eighth grade boys' basketball coach at St. Joseph's Grade School. Before each game, the boys would get into a huddle and say a Hail Mary to protect the team from injuries and spur them on to victory. When things weren't going well Hockey would yell at the kids, "G— damn it, get into that damn huddle and...

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Are you ready for this? September is National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), National Preparedness Month seeks to educate Americans on preparing for natural disasters and other types of emergencies. But you'll also need to prepare for unexpected events in many other areas of your life — particularly those events related to the financial security of you and your family.

Here are some of the most important of these events, along with possible...

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