Well, Halloween is different this year. In the last few years, I’ve only gotten a few trick-or-treaters. This year, I won’t be handing out any treats due to the coronavirus epidemic.
It’s a good idea to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advice for Halloween this year. Among the key guidance: A Halloween mask isn’t an appropriate substitute for a protective cloth mask.
About 22 million more people are having nightmares about money problems this year than last year, and about 13 million more people are scared about their kids’ financial future. A survey also found that 39 percent of people aren't celebrating Halloween this year due to covid-19 and 85 percent plan to spend less this year than last year.
There are many systems for organizing your financial documents. I bought one earlier this year for $35. It’s still sitting in my file cabinet with nothing filled in. The other day, I contacted Nancy Juetten about a project I'm working on.
Next week we’ll have Halloween, then a few days later, it’s finally Election Day. Halloween can be spooky. Let’s hope the election isn’t. Meanwhile, bloggers in our blogging group continue to write informative, thoughtful articles. They include:
Jakks Pacific is recalling about 162,300 MorfBoard skate & scoot combo scooters with “Y” handlebars. The “Y” handlebar joint on the scooter can break, posing a fall hazard. The company has received 18 reports of the “Y” handlebars breaking.
The pumpkins are out and we’re going to have an early freeze Saturday and Sunday here in the Seattle area. I’m still working on getting my home and yard ready for winter. I’d better get my hoses drained and in the garage.
Purdue Pharma pleads guilty to 3 criminal charges for opioid sales, but attorneys general and consumer groups say it’s not enough
Opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges as part of a settlement of more than $8 billion. The agreement doesn’t include the criminal release of the company’s executives or owners
The U.S. Department of Justice, along with 11 states, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Google for unlawfully maintaining a monopoly in search services and search advertising in violation of the U.S. antitrust laws.
The Consumer Federation of America, along with more than a dozen international consumer and citizen groups, are urging regulators to closely examine competition and privacy concerns raised by Google’s proposed takeover of Fitbit.