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.

“Regrets? I’ve had a few.” – Frank Sinatra.

Mr. Sinatra, one of the most famous entertainers of the 20th century, did things his way, but he was also familiar with remorse. He’s not alone, of course. We all deal with regrets – and financial ones are among the most troublesome.

Here are the leading financial regrets, according to a recent survey by Bankrate.com, along with some suggestions for avoiding them:

•Not saving for retirement early enough – This was the top regret expressed by survey...

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FULL STEAM AHEAD
by Karen Witemeyer
Bethany House Publishers, 978-0-7642-0967-3
PB, 348 pages, $14.99

In this 19th century novel, Nicole Renard has taken it upon herself to find a suitable husband to be the heir of her sickly father’s shipping business. She sets out on the mission, carrying her family’s cherished Lafitte Dagger, an object coveted by her family’s rivals. She must protect her family’s legacy. However, after seeking refuge with Darius Thornton, a man obsessed with his work and...

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After how much I enjoyed Ghostbusters, I should have known that it was too much to hope for another great female ensemble film this summer. Bad Moms was clearly designed to provide an outlet for the pent-up frustrations of mothers nationwide. Instead, it offers a weak plot, poorly developed characters, and tone-deaf jokes.

In Bad Moms, Amy (Mila Kunis) discovers that her husband has been having an affair. In shock, she stops doing all the Super Mom duties her family had become used to: cooking...

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During your working years, your primary investment goal is generally growth – you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable retirement lifestyle you’ve envisioned. But when you retire, should you change course and adjust your investment strategy from “offense” to “defense”?

Actually, it’s not quite that simple. To begin with, even while you are working, you don’t want your portfolio to be completely filled with growth-oriented investments, such as stocks. If it...

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A MOUNTAIN OF MYSTERY
by Carole Jefferson
Guideposts Books and Inspirational Media
HB, 2015, 275 pages

In the Colorado town of Silver Peak, Sadie Speers runs an antique shop, which brings her in contact with many different types of people and stories. When Sadie’s high school sweetheart returns to Silver Peak, he shows her an old wedding gown he found in the attic. There is a bullet hole in the bodice, and a gun was left in the dress box. Sadie wonders whether this dress belonged to her great...

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Do you remember seeing a movie as a kid and wanting to run out and play like you were the characters? The remake of Ghostbusters starring an all-female ghostbusting team inspired that level of delight in me.

I’m sure you know the plot of this film, but here’s a quick snapshot: Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) is up for tenure at Columbia when she discovers that her former partner, Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) has re-released their book on the paranormal. Not good for Erin’s academic cred. Quickly...

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