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.

During this holiday season, you’ll likely be spending money, in various amounts and in various ways. And you can use this experience to teach your children about money management.

Here are a few ideas for doing just that:

•Stick to a budget.
Tell your children you’ve set aside a certain amount of money for gifts and holiday events, such as hosting parties, and that you won’t exceed it. And if you have saved money throughout the year in a special holiday fund, let your kids know about that...

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This fall, I’ve reviewed a string of movies that have good working parts that do not quite come together to make a good movie. For various reasons, they have fallen short of their intended tone, or simply fallen flat. Secret in Their Eyes continues this trend, featuring strong performances and interesting plot twists, but ultimately not delivering enough suspense or tension to live up to its Oscar-winning source material.

Set in Los Angeles in the aftermath of September 11th, Secret in Their...

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It’s almost Thanksgiving — a holiday that once celebrated the harvest season. Although many of us today may not be directly connected to agriculture, we still gather on Thanksgiving with our loved ones to share whatever “bounty” we may have. But this practice doesn’t have to begin and end with food. Why not incorporate the spirit of sharing into your overall financial strategy?

Here are a few suggestions for doing just that:
•Make financial gifts. You could give shares of stock to your loved...

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The fear of being buried alive is a primal terror that has spawned its share of scary stories and legends. Yet, for miners, that fear is connected to a very real danger. In the event of a mine collapse, being buried alive is a real possibility. In August 2010, 33 miners in Chile’s San Jose mine were trapped for nearly 70 days, uncertain if the efforts to rescue them would ever succeed. The 33 tells their story with an attractive international cast and an at-times too optimistic approach.

The...

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ARE YOU ATTACKABLE?
Embracing God During the Battles of Life
by David H. Judson
Certa, 978-1-939748-74-4
PB, 260 pages
$15.95

As Christians, our lives are bound to come under attack. When these attacks come, the way we respond shows where our trust is – be it in God or in ourselves. Our relationship with God must be strengthened during peaceful times so we will be able to stand against the enemy later.
Judson shows us how to equip ourselves for the battles we will face against the giants in our...

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You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the world, pursuing your hobbies or participating in any of the activities you’ve associated with an active retirement. However, once you do retire, you’ll need to “shift gears” somewhat to focus on your legacy. Specifically, to protect your loved ones and ensure your intentions are clear and carried out, you’ll need to do some more planning – and you’ll...

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