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From scary costumes to the rules of trick of treat, we have Halloween covered. Learn what costumes are popular this year, treats to give out and what to do if you got tricked!

History of Halloween – A Pagan Festival in the British Isles

Halloween began as a pagan festival in the British Isles. It spread across the Atlantic with Irish immigration, and has become one of the most popular holidays in North America. Origins of Halloween Ireland is the birthplace of Samhain (pronounced sow-in),...

A Child’s First Halloween – Trick or Treating with Small Children

The night of goblins and ghouls, princesses and super-heroes is right around the corner. And for many parents, a child’s first Halloween is a time to celebrate and go all out in order to make it a memorable night....

Halloween Superstition and Myths

Halloween. It’s the time of year when it’s actually considered cool to be scared to death – and when children and adults alike dive head first into a world of make believe and fairy tales in the form of...

How Much Should You Tip – The 1, 2, 3’s of Tipping

Typically speaking, when you encounter someone in the service industry – you are normally ‘expected’ (not required) to leave a tip of some sorts. In this case, ‘service industry’ mostly refers to the hospitality industry. Maitre D’s, waitresses, cleaning people, bartenders, valets, restroom attendants, hair dressers, nail professionals etc....

Educating Children About Money is as Important as Lessons in Math

How many people have heard of this scenario? A young adult gets straight A’s all through high school, great grades in college, finds a great job and then is bankrupt by the ripe age of 24? Or, what about those lottery winners – many of whom are fairly intelligent...

Quality versus Price – Buying Brand Names or Generic Goods

“Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.” ~ Ed Sabol The above quote seems to lay it all out very clearly, but looking a bit deeper, this is a sticky subject at best. Most people have made some decision on it but are quick to follow up...

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