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.

Americans, we’re used to thinking that we will inevitably do better than our parents’ generation. But, for now at least, this type of progress may be facing some roadblocks — and this inability to gain ground, financially, can have real implications for today’s younger people and their approach to investing.

Before we get to the investment component, though, let’s quickly review the nature of the problem. In a nutshell, younger Americans — those in their twenties and thirties — have accrued...

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BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE
By Nancy Mehl
Guideposts Books & Inspirational Media
HB, 238 pages

Nancy Mehl weaves an intricate plotline in Blessings in Disguise, a mystery novel, set in an Amish community. Cheryl Cooper has recently taken over the Swiss Miss gift shop after her Aunt Mitzi has left for the mission field. Soon, strange happenings begin to occur. Cheryl hears an angry voice in a corn maze and receives a threatening note. Cheryl and her friend Naomi begin a quest to discover what secret...

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FEAST FOR THIEVES
by Marcus Brotherton
Moody Publishers
PB, 280 pages

Rowdy Slater, a former paratrooper, has fallen on hard times since his dishonorable discharge at the end of World War II. Desperate for money, Rowdy agrees to participate in a bank robbery. However, after losing track of his partner during the escape and stashing the money, he begins to feel overwhelmed by guilt. Following a moving sermon at a local mission, Rowdy feels changed and decides to return the money. The sheriff...

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As an investor, you may be gaining familiarity with the term “market correction.” But what does it mean? And, more importantly, what does it mean to you?

A correction occurs when a key index, such as the S&P 500, declines at least 10% from its previous high. A correction, by definition, is short-term in nature and has historically happened fairly regularly – about once a year. However, over the past several years, we’ve experienced fewer corrections, so when we have one now, it seems...

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The subtitle for Race, the new biopic about Olympic medalist Jesse Owens, should have been, “See What We Did There?”. Like the obvious double meaning of the title, the film itself continually uses easy conventions and sentimental shortcuts. Although Race is well acted and beautifully made once the story heads to the Berlin Olympics, getting to that point is a tedious, bumpy ride.

Race follows the life and career of Owens (Stephan James) between his enrollment at Ohio State and his success at...

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Hail, Caesar!, the latest film from the Coen brothers, playfully represents Hollywood during the Golden studio system, with a tongue-in-cheek humor about the machinations of star making without steering into full-blown spoof.

The film centers on Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), an executive at Capital Pictures, whose job consists of the behind the scenes deals and crisis management that make the seemingly effortless glamour of the movies run like a well-oiled machine. Or at least look like it. It’s...

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