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DECEMBER 2019


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

DECEMBER 2019 PUBLISHERS

Jeni Fleck | Jeni.Fleck@LifestylePubs.com Joan Dameron | Joan.Dameron@LifestylePubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Jennifer Starbuck | Jennifer.Starbuck@LifestylePubs.com SALES MANAGERS

Through the Eyes of a Child AS THE SAYING GOES, TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN. And time sure has

Suzanne Swenson | Suzanne.Swenson@LifestylePubs.com Jennifer Starbuck | Jennifer.Starbuck@LifestylePubs.com AD DESIGNER

Kaylee Mitchell

flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Parker Lifestyle

LAYOUT DESIGNER

in 2019! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down to write our January letter to all of

Emily Stout

you—talking about resolutions and renewal—and yet, here we are, almost time to do it again. While December can be a hectic month with so much to do, viewing the holidays through the eyes of a child in your life can be enlightening and uplifting. The twinkling lights seem more magical, the snowflakes sparkle like stars, and decorations seem

COPY EDITOR

Hayley Hyer CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Serena Montoya, Jennifer Starbuck

larger than life. Wide-eyed wonder and awe are around every corner. All five senses

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

are on perpetual overload this time of year if we just slow down a little bit to savor the

Elle Blom, Roger Ballard

sights, sounds, smells, delectable tasty treats, and warm textures that surround us. Baking and decorating cookies, enjoying s'mores by a toasty fire, and playing in the snow can be just the break kids and kids at heart need. Celebrate the festivities and revel in old and new traditions. When we lived in Arizona prior to moving to Colorado, we could often enjoy Christmas brunch or dinner alfresco, with saguaros bedecked

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in lights and donning Santa hats as our poolside companions. Sometimes we cele-

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

brated with grandparents on the farm in Iowa or in Boerne, Texas, and although the

CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry

weather was quite different, the joy of the season was always the same.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

With the holiday season upon us, we hope you make the time to take it all in.

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

Whether the snow falls or your travels take you to warmer climes, enjoy your time with family and friends. Bask in the magic of the winter season, reflect on past memories you hold closely in your hearts and keep the new ones you create in the present for as long as you can. Share the memories and traditions with the children

EDITORIAL MANAGER Nicolette Martin AD MANAGER Chad Jensen REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams WEB APPLICATIONS Michael O’Connell

in your lives—this is what they will remember long after the last gift is opened. We are grateful for each one of you! Happy holidays and merry Christmas, Parker! With love and gratitude from our family to yours, ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | FLORIDA | GEORGIA IDAHO | ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA NEVADA | NEW JERSEY | NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON SOUTH CAROLINA | TENNESSEE | TEXAS | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

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INSIDE THE ISSUE DECEMBER 2019

FEATURES 14 A Punch Bowl Pull Out That Old Punch Bowl to Mix Up Drinks for a Crowd

18 Gift-Giving Guide Gifts for Her, for Him, and Everyone in Between

26 Bunkbeds for a Cause Volunteers with Sleep in Heavenly Peace Build Beds and Deliver to Children in Need

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28 Christmas Carriage Parade The Town of Parker's Annual Event Spreads Christmas Cheer

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Culinary Creations

26 Giving Back 28 Times Past 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Financial Buzz


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GOOD TIMES 1.

Exploration of Flight In September, Wings Over the Rockies unveiled the “Clay Lacy Field of Dreams Flight Ramp” at Boeing Blue Sky Aviation Gallery at Exploration of Flight. The ramp was named after generous donor Clay Lacy, who has piloted aircraft for more than 55,000 hours, possibly more than any human ever. The ramp will accommodate additional flight activities at the aviation gallery near Centennial Airport.

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1. Ribbon cutting. Pictured is John Barry, Wings’ President and CEO; Clay Lacy; and Charlie Johnson, Wings’ Chairman of the Board. | 2. Wings Over the Rockies President & CEO, Maj Gen John L. Barry, USAF (Ret), explains flight ramp improvements to Clay Lacy. | 3. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson presents Clay Lacy with an award. | 4. Emcee Joe Clark interviews aviation icon Clay Lacy.

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Fall for a Cure Fall for a Cure, organized by Megan Bugle of Highlands Ranch, was held Oct. 18 at Cielo at Castle Pines. More than 150 people helped raise over $13,000 for the nonprofit organization NF2 BioSolutions and gene therapy research. NF2 is a disorder that allows tumors to grow throughout the neurological system. PHOTOGRAPHY BY KAITLYN PARKER OF KP PHOTOGRAPHY

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1. Anne Clark, Chad Clark, Josh Bugle, Jenny Houlne, Brian Houlne, Megan Bugle, Matt Smith, Erin Smith, Andy Cowan, Erin Cowan, Justin Reyher, Jennifer Reyher. | 2. Teresa Anderson, Megan Bugle, Christine Anderson, Michelle Parker, BJ Ciscar, Kaytie Anderson, Stephanie Woodward, Morgan, Fallon, Kenna, and Chelsea Anderson. | 3. Left to right, Megan Bugle, Josh Bugle, Paul Anderson, Teresa Anderson, Ryan Anderson and Chelsea Anderson. With little boys are Ryker and Chance Bugle. | 4. And Megan Bugle, organizer, NF2 warrior, and NF2 BioSolutions Ambassador | 5. Linda Manth, NF2 BioSolutions Ambassador 8

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GOOD TIMES 1.

Hide In Plain Sight Gala The Hide In Plain Sight Gala was held Nov. 1 with an auction to raise money for the nonprofit organization that provides support and opportunities for students struggling with homelessness and financial hardship. HidePlainSight.org

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1. Hide In Plain Sight student scholars | 2. DJ and Event Emcee Tasos Hernandez | 3. Hide in Plain Sight founder and executive director Joe Roos | 4. Highlands Ranch Lifestyle and Parker Lifestyle publishers Jeni Fleck and Joan Dameron with Hide in Plain Sight founder Joe Roos | 5. Hide In Plain Sight Event Coordinator and Director of Operation, Tamara Fennell, pictured with benefit guests and Hide In Plain Sight student scholars.

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SECORCares Ribbon Cutting On Nov. 4, SECORCares celebrated the opening of its new facility with a ribbon-cutting. The building, built by Solomon Foundation, will house SECORCares, a free food market and financial resource center, as well as Parker Secret Closet, Aging Resources of Douglas County, Lifeline, Vikas and Step Seven. SecorCares.com

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1. Exterior of new SECORCares building | 2. Kara Massey, Parker Chamber of Commerce president; Doug Crozier, president of Solomon Foundation; Dennis Gorton, SECORCares Executive Director. | 3. SECOR fresh food market | 4. Pam Looney and daughter browsing the new market | 5. Rob Nelson and Dennis Gorton

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AROUND TOWN

SPREADING WINGS GALA Colorado nonprofit Wings Over the Rockies is pleased to announce Captain “Sully” Sullenberger as the recipient of its 2019 Spreading Wings Award and will present the award at its Spreading Wings Gala on Dec. 5. After logging more than 20,000 hours of flight time, Sullenberger became internationally renowned on Jan. 15, 2009, when he and his crew safely guided US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City’s frigid Hudson River. The Airbus A320’s two engines had lost thrust following a bird strike. Sullenberger and his crew received international acclaim for their actions that day, including the passage of a Congressional resolution recognizing their bravery. Sullenberger was ranked second in TIME's "Top 100 Most Influential Heroes and Icons of 2009” and was awarded the French Legion of Honour. The Spreading Wings Gala will take place at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 5. To learn more and purchase tickets visit WingsMuseum.org/Gala.

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CULINARY CREATIONS

A PUNCH FOR EVERY PARTY RECIPES COURTESY OF DAVIDSONS BEER, WINE & SPIRITS | PHOTOGRAPHY ELLE PHOTOGRAPHY 14

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CHRISTMAS CHAMPAGNE PUNCH

WINTER SANGRIA

PUMPKIN PATCH

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

INGREDIENTS

+ 12 ounces fruit punch

+ 1/4 cup agave nectar

+ 9 ounces Peach St. This or That,

(frozen concentrate)

(or another sweetener of your choice)

Davidsons Barrel Pick

+ 2/3 cup orange juice

+ 1/4 cup Grand Marnier

+ 4 ounces Domaine de Canton Ginger Liqueur

+ 2 tablespoons lemon juice

+ 1/4 cup brandy

+ 3 tablespoons pumpkin puree

+ 2 cups water

+ 1 orange, sliced

+ 2 ounces fall spice syrup*

+ 24 ounces ginger ale

+ 1 lime, sliced

+ 6 ounces apple juice + 6 ounces pineapple juice

+ 1 (750 milliliters) bottle Champagne

+ 1 pear or apple, sliced

+ Garnish: Fresh cranberries, rosemary,

+ 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds

+ 6 ounces lemon juice

seasonal fruits, or citrus slices

+ 2 sticks of cinnamon

+ 5 thin sliced lemon wheel

+ 1 bottle of red wine

+ 3 thin sliced pineapple wheel

+ 3/4 cup ginger ale

*Fall Spice Syrup + 5 pieces star anise

INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a punch bowl, combine the partially

1. To a large pitcher add agave nectar,

thawed fruit punch, orange and lemon

Grand Marnier, brandy, orange, lime, pear,

juices, and water to create the fruit juice

pomegranate seeds, cinnamon sticks. Stir

base. Stir well and store in the refrigerator

to combine.

until you're ready to serve.

2. Pour in the bottle of red wine.

3. Just before serving the punch, add

3. Cover and place in the refrigerator

the ginger ale and Champagne. Add the

for 1-2 hours. (the longer it sits the better

garnishes to the bowl.

it will taste)

4. For a mocktail, use Leitz Sparkling Riesling Alcohol-Free instead of Champagne. 

4. Right before you are about to serve, add the ginger ale to the sangria mixture. 5. Pour over ice or serve chilled.

+ 2 teaspoons cardamom + 1 teaspoon nutmeg + 5 chopped diced ginger + 1 whole orange twist + 3 cinnamon sticks + 3 cloves + 2 cups of water + 2 cups of fine sugar

INSTRUCTIONS 1. To make syrup, use a small saucepan over medium heat and lightly toast cardamom seeds. Combine with star anise, nutmeg, diced ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, orange, water and sugar. Stir until sugar has completely dissolved. Let it cool for 30 minutes, and strain. 2. Mix all cocktail ingredients together and add ice. Serve in mugs and top with foamed milk.

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1. What If... keepsake book by local author Lauren Grube, available at Petit Parker + Co., 10350 S Progress Way #102, Parker 2. Baby bonnets by Petit Dots, $35, available at Petit Parker + Co., 10350 S Progress Way #102, Parker 3. Inchworm Alley playsuit, available at Petit Parker + Co., 10350 S Progress Way #102, Parker 4.  Faux-Fur Bean Bag Chair, Pottery Barn Teen, $139 5. Black Stripe play tent, Crate&Kids, $159

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GIVING BACK

ARTICLE JENNIFER STARBUCK PHOTOGRAPHY ROGER BALLARD PHOTOGRAPHY

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From left, Richard Stang, Darci Freeman and Jim Freeman.

ON A BUSINESS TRIP TO IDAHO IN 2018, JIM FREEMAN PARTICIPATED IN A CUSTOMER’S COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY. It was an assembly-line gathering to build basic twinsize beds made from donated lumber, hardware and other building supplies. Jim was struck by the simplicity of the project, no need for prior experience, and the dramatic end result—delivering beds to children who were otherwise sleeping on the floor. The build day was a project by the Idaho-based non-profit organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace. When Jim returned home to Colorado, he immediately started the Denver chapter of the organization and has been hosting bed build days and delivering beds since. HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED IN SLEEP IN HEAVENLY PEACE? The concept is so straightforward: “We make beds for kids that are sleeping on the floor.” I knew I had most of the equipment and tools needed to build beds and having worked around construction off and on over the years was comfortable with the build process. The next weekend I looked up Sleep in Heavenly Peace and volunteered. Finding out that there wasn’t a chapter in Denver, SHP reached out to me and asked if I would consider starting the Denver Chapter. I thought about it for a few days, and when I talked to my wife about feeling like I needed to do more and give back

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to the community, she just laughed and said that she wondered when I’d find something to fill the void that was created after I stopped coaching football after both boys finished youth sports. WHAT HAS IT MEANT TO YOU TO BE ABLE TO GET INVOLVED IN SHP? I was sure that building beds was something I’d enjoy, and, honestly, it is a fun way to spend a Saturday morning. What I didn’t expect was the emotional impact when we started delivering beds and meeting the kids we’re helping. It is so much more rewarding than I ever expected— that has really been the best part of the experience. I’ve taken lots of volunteers on deliveries this year, and I always make it a point to tell even the biggest, toughest volunteers to stick a Kleenex in their pocket, just in case. It’s really touching when you see the reactions, get big hugs, put a huge smile on a kiddo’s face and it’s moved most of us to tears at one time or another. HOW CAN PEOPLE GET INVOLVED IN SHP? We are an all-volunteer organization. We really have three main opportunities for people to volunteer: 1) Build Day—Watch our Facebook page for announcements and events about SHP Build Days. Come spend a few hours to a whole weekend with us making bunk beds. You do not need any building experience whatsoever. We train and supervise on the spot, and use everyone from adults to children to build and assemble beds. 2) Delivery Days—We organize monthly delivery days or once we’ve trained volunteers, they can go out into the community and set up beds anytime. 3) Organize a fundraiser or bedding drive. We deliver every bed with brand new bedding (twin size sheet set, comforter, and pillow).  December 2019 | Parker Lifestyle

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TIMES PAST SHARE THE TIMELESS EXPERIENCE OF CHRISTMAS CHEER WITH KING AND QUEEN OF THE PARADE, FRED AND JAN WEHRLI

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AROUND CHRISTMAS, ALONG WITH A NEW KING AND QUEEN OF THE CHRISTMAS CARRIAGE PARADE, FRED AND JAN WEHRLI. “I was speechless when they did it, but feel very honored,” says Jan. The

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Christmas cheer year after year. This Dec. 14, it will be held at noon in downtown Parker. Depending on the weather, they see as many as about 5,000 spectators line up on the Mainstreet to celebrate Christmas at the parade. Fred and Jan became involved in the parade about 30 years ago simply because they’re horse people. Jan started out as the announcer and was for many years. She says they were surprised last year when they were made grand marshal. “They sprung it on us that instead of doing the grand marshal every year that they were going to make us the perpetual king and queen of the parade,” she says. They were appointed king and queen in September by  special events and sponsorship coordinator of Parker, Brooke Spain. “They said it was because of all the years of service that we’ve given to the town of Parker,” Jan says. The first horse they started driving in the parade was back in 1992. Fred says 28

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they provide volunteers for the parade as well as orchestrate the staging. “We’ll always be involved with the parade, we’re part of the parade committee,” Fred says. Although they don’t reside in Parker, they have loved how welcoming the town has been to them. They breed and raise Rocky Mountain horses on their ranch, Spring Meadow Farm in Larkspur Colorado. “They welcomed us as part of their family,” says Jan. A stallion of theirs, named Light-footed Dusty, was in the parade from 2 years old up to age 25, until his passing about five years ago. “We’ve only had Dusty in the parade, and he was there until he was 25,” says Jan. “He was just one that–I mean–you could dress him in pants and a hat and socks, and boots and he didn’t care.”

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Fred and Jan love the horse and buggy aspect of the parade. “I just think it’s a great parade for the town to show how much horse country is in Douglas County,” Jan says. Jan feels a sense of community every time she’s at the parade; her granddaughters have ridden in the parade, and she has a lot of friends. “Parker is a very horse-friendly community, and so it’s just neat to go to the parade and catch up with all the friends you may not have seen since last year.” Fred loves that the Christmas Carriage Parade has grown over the years and is immensely grateful. “We just think Parker’s a great town, and we love the people and everything in it ... so we love putting it on,” Fred says. The Carriage Parade began in 1984 and the town has been organizing it since 2005. This year there will be a new feature to the Christmas Carriage Parade called the North Pole Pass and is for children ages 2-10. For more information, ParkerOnline.org or contact at 303.805.3253.

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DECEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

12-21

Orchestra bring traditional carols and

stories and pictures with Santa.

other surprises to the PACE Center.

Breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls

THE NUTCRACKER

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PACE Center,

20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker

A town tradition once again brings a Sugar Plum Fairy and Nutcracker performance by the Colorado School of Dance.

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CHRISTMAS EVE AT O'BRIEN

THE STUDIO MED SPA

O'Brien Park,

Join The Studio Med Spa for its Annual

10795 Victorian Drive, Parker

tation of Tchaikovsky's holiday classics.

Holiday Open House with drawings,

Christmas Eve, join Cross Family

Tickets and times: ParkerArts.org.

giveaways, discounts and VIP pricing

Church for a candlelight service

for 2020. Appetizers and wine will be

from 6-7 p.m., at O’Brien Park.

served. RSVP at (720) 535-8059.

Bring

Sit back and enjoy a beautiful presen-

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your

scarves,

family

and

friends. CrossChurch.com

SANTA AT BLUE SKY GALLERY 13005 Wings Way Englewood

Visit with Santa and enjoy hot cocoa, food and activities at Exploration of

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Flight's Boeing Blue Sky Aviation

Enjoy Carriage Parade Day fun and

Gallery in Englewood. Also Dec. 6 and

activities at the library, including

Dec. 8. Pricing: $25.00 per family, addi-

holiday crafts, games, hot chocolate,

tional cost for photos with Santa. For

and more! Kids can also visit with the

details, visit ExplorationOfFlight.org.

Town's Santa for a nominal fee. All ages are welcome.

6-8 A CLASSIC PARKER HOLIDAY PACE Center,

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We are always accepting submissions

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

for events you'd like to see included

10675 Longs Way, Parker

in our Calendar section. Submissions

In this annual celebration, the Parker

Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

are accepted via the Contact Us tab

Chorale

Crafts, letters to Santa, Christmas

at ParkerLifestyle.com.

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FINANCIAL BUZZ

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WHEN BUDGETING, ACCOUNT FOR EVERYTHING. When creating a budget or spending goal for the year, we forget the

most important things. Account for that lunch you have every week with friends or the monthly movie date you have with your family. Remember special occasions like birthdays and holidays so you don’t find

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yourself unprepared when they happen.

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CONTRIBUTE A LITTLE MORE TOWARD YOUR RETIREMENT. Consider raising your contribution by a few percentage points every year.

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Financial, specializing in financial education and helping families, business owners and entrepreneurs build and protect their wealth. Reach her at 303.408.2668 or LivingBenefitsExperts.com/Krista .

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REWARD YOURSELF. Hard work deserves a reward. Even if you're having a hard time making ends meet, reward your-

self every now and then. If all you ever

and prepare you for the things we don’t think

do is save and pay bills, you may forget

about in retirement, like health and inflation.

why you’re working so hard in the first

You most likely won’t even notice that extra

place. Once a month, reward your suc-

3 percent missing from your paycheck.

cesses: Enjoy that $5 coffee or spend a little more when going out to lunch.

MAKE SAVING A HABIT. If you find saving money difficult, make it a habit. If you mostly use cash, take the few dollars or change

you get from breaking a big bill and put it

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This will help to increase the account value

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BE CHARITABLE. When you give money away to something you believe in, it doesn’t only feel good, it comes back to

away. Use debit cards? Transfer a small

you. Many of us feel a bit more charita-

amount of every paycheck to a different

ble around the holidays, but consider it

account the day you get paid. Saving small

throughout the year to get that good feel-

amounts over long periods of time will

ing all year long and watch your mood and

equal large amounts of money.

financial situation improve.


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