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Opinion

Opinion: Cash Is Disappearing, Stranding the Unbanked in Crisis

An assuring legend is printed on U.S. bills: “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” I have always been glad to know that Uncle Sam is there for me; got my back, so to speak. But for 14.1 million American adults, that statement is a lie because bills are being pushed

Travel

Cruising During COVID

On September 5, 2021, I returned from a short 7- day cruise from Galveston, Texas, aboard the Independence of the Seas, a RCCL ship.  This is a very large ship that had an ice-skating rink, a rock-climbing wall, and water slides along with numerous other accessories for the 6 to 30 years-old crowd.  The ship

Opinion

Opinion: Inflation Fears are Justified, But There’s No Reason to Panic (Yet)

For three consecutive months, the Consumer Price Index has revealed above-average annual inflation rates not seen since 2008. Understandably, Americans are nervous. Prices are rising and the Federal Reserve was caught by surprise. Many of the same public officials who have, for years, insisted that inflation should be higher are now scrambling to assure Americans

Travel

Liberty: Lots of travelers expected on freer Fourth of July

Americans enjoying newfound liberty are expected to travel and gather for cookouts, fireworks, concerts and beach outings over the Fourth of July weekend in numbers not seen since pre-pandemic days. Yet lingering restrictions, worker shortages and significant numbers of unvaccinated people mean some may not be as free as they would like to be. And

COVID-19

With the country reopening while COVID’s still out there, how safe is it to fly?

As vaccination rates inch up and countries begin to lift restrictions, some travelers are booking flights for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. But is it really safe to ride in an airplane, or would it be more sensible to wait? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, fully vaccinated people

Crime

Steer Away from Summertime Scammers

As traveling and summer vacations increase, the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds taxpayers that fraudsters do not take a summer break when it comes to identity theft. Please be aware of tactics such as card-skimming devices, hacking email accounts, phishing schemes, or using false pretenses. ADOR has prepared the following checklist to assist taxpayers:

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