Did Somebody Make a Mess?

Pet odors in the home can come from a variety of sources. Accidents are a part of life, especially for pets that are very young or those that are advanced in years, as well as those dealing with specific health conditions. Pets also are known to mark their territory if they are showing ownership of the home or are perhaps dealing with anxiety or excitement.

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Using Your Retirement Savings To Make A Difference

If you have charities you would like to support, pretax money saved in an IRA can be an ideal charitable donation. Rather than passing these assets to a beneficiary — who will likely pay taxes when the inherited IRA is distributed — you can give them to charity by taking a qualified charitable distribution (QCD). A QCD will count toward satisfying your required minimum distribution, and neither you nor the charity will have to pay income taxes.

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Don’t Bully the Breed

That’s right – I said it. I love my pit bull. I am proud to say that I have been the owner, and mom of my oversized puppy, Rarrie, for the last four years. We met her when she was just four months old, when she arrived in Pennsylvania from a shelter in South Carolina.

When we arrived at the adoption event, we were there to meet a lab. You know – everyone’s favorite family dog. But when we met that particular pup, it wasn’t a good match. That dog wasn’t the picture-perfect version of that yellow lab, who is trained, obedient, loving, and playful.

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