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Vegan, plant-based ‘meat’ yields mouth-watering profits

Vegan, plant-based ‘meat’ yields mouth-watering profits

Who needs beef, chicken or pork? That’s what an increasing number of Americans are saying. And companies have noticed, as they offer a range of meat alternatives. “Interest is booming in plant-based meat analogues and lab-grown meat alternatives,” according to PreScouter, a research firm, in . Besides potentially big profits, alternative meat advocates say these products are better for the […]

Social Security is surprisingly insecure

Social Security is surprisingly insecure

With the stock market hitting another all-time high last week, it sure would be nice to see Washington do something intelligent with our FICA tax/Social Security dollars. Instead, the DC Dimwits are collecting a whole lot of our money and investing it entirely in US Treasury securities — its own cheap funding source — intentionally letting the principal sit in […]

Car subscription services are a growing alternative to leasing, buying

Car subscription services are a growing alternative to leasing, buying

Drivers can now access the car of their dreams on a short-term subscription basis. But should they? With the average cost of buying and owning a car climbing to a record $773 a month in 2019, according to AAA — and some folks opting for crazy 84-month financing, according to Experian — car subscriptions, an alternative to leasing or buying, […]

How do I confront my neighbors about their tattered American flag?

How do I confront my neighbors about their tattered American flag?

Dear John: The following situation is a bit concerning to me. Our neighbors, who are immigrants, hang the American flag outside their home. But it is tattered and upside down. How do I approach these neighbors and tell them they are disrespecting our flag, especially on Veterans Day? Not putting a flag out is preferable to hanging our flag in […]

Thieves steal reader’s identity using USPS mail forwarding scam

Thieves steal reader’s identity using USPS mail forwarding scam

Dear John: What you wrote about forwarding post office mail was not true for us.  Someone filed a “forwarding address” for our mail, and it was forwarded to a Philadelphia post office address. We live in Florida. They were able to get a password from USPS.  We couldn’t stop the forwarding because we would need the PIN the post office […]