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Common Cents: How do student loans affect my credit?

By EVAN GUIDO Parrish resident; Financial Advisor at Baird Wealth Management If you’ve finished college within the last few years, chances are you’re paying off your student loans. What happens…

Faith in Fitness: Laughter really is the best medicine

By ROSIE KORFANT Parrish resident; Activities Coordinator JSA Medical Group, a Division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. How many times have we heard the cliché “laughter is the best medicine”?…

Ask Guido: Common Cents: How much money should I save for retirement?

By EVAN GUIDO Parrish resident; director  of The Evan Guido Group How much money should you save for retirement? Generally speaking, as much as possible. You need to build a…

Just a Thought

By JASON MARTIN It will never cease to amaze me how much things can change in a day. Now you add six more days, and everything is upside down. I…

Just a Thought

By JASON MARTIN I have an Art degree, so I must be a liberal Democrat. But I served in the U.S. Marine Corps, which demands right-wing Republican ideals. I truly…

Just a Thought

By JASON MARTIN Ruskin and surrounding areas, lend me your eyes. As I look at the upcoming presidential election, I have no preference as to a victor. Again I find…

You, me and business: Anniversary

By DANA DITTMAR, CEO, SCC Area Chamber of Commerce Can it really be that it’s been 14 years since the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon? Somehow…

STAFF COLUMN / OPINION: In praise of my fellow man

STAFF COLUMN / OPINION:  In praise of my fellow man

By KEVIN BRADY Working as a reporter for 25 years has made me cynical. The “if it bleeds, it leads” philosophy still pervades the media, leading to quick judgments on…

You, me and business: Merle Reagle

By DANA DITTMAR, CEO of the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce When I was in the third grade, my mother introduced me to the world of crossword puzzles.  Hey,…

You, me and business: Attitude of gratitude

You, me and business: Attitude of gratitude

By DANA DITTMAR, CEO, Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce I have a friend who is the quintessential definition of a chronic complainer. Her life isn’t really all that horrific,…