Organizing a garage takes planning

Garage Guidance

Kim Campbell, owner of Chattanooga Closet, and the Lehigh Group, which makes Crawford-brand garage and home workshop organization products, have some tips for tackling the mess in your garag.

Sort the mess

Separate items into categories such as auto supplies, lawn and garden tools, holiday decorations, and sports equipment. Then, pitch, donate or sell items you dont use. Before organizing and storing, take a multipurpose push broom to sweep the garage floor, or wash down the floor with a water hose.

Zone it out

After deciding what stays, separate the garage into zones for storing each category of items, and then identify the most appropriate...

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Stock Valued Over Sentiments Rather Than …

Last month, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) managed to complete its first trip around the sun after its blockbuster IPO. Throughout this period the company has been in limelight, as its stock has closely been observed by investors and analysts.

It created a lot of hype for conducting the largest initial public offering (IPO) in the history of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). It had all the whistles and bells, but unfortunately, the party couldnt last even till its first birthday. Since setting the record for conducting a $25 billion IPO, the share price has been battered due to regulatory restrictions in China, deteriorating economic news, proceedings against counterfeit goods,...

Debt Consolidation: Must for all after 45 years of age

Sukanya Kumar

Too many people spend money they havent earned, to buy things they dont want, to impress people they dont like.—-Will Rogers

Gone are those days when our grandparents and parents taught us not to stay in debt and pay off our loans as soon as possible. The philosophy of life back then used to be Being debt-free is living free. Now there are new concepts of bad debt and good debt; people do not think twice before taking more exposure to credit. In a way it is good that all of us are experienced on how credit-worthiness goes. But though it is an established fact that all of us will, sometime or the other, get ourselves under debt, but not many...

Next Avenue Blogger

We all could use a hand managing our money better, and I’ve just spent two days at the Finovate conference in New York City watching 70 financial technology companies present their new apps and services to do it. I think boomers, Gen X’ers and their Millennial kids will want to know about five of them.

Although I realize that Millennials are more likely to be early adopters than boomers and Gen X’ers, I was disappointed how little attention these companies paid to people 50+. “We’re the first private banking platform built for Millennials by Millennials!” exclaimed Michael Kane, co-founder with his twin brother of Hedgeable.

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Dalton Trucking organizing car show, adds ATV division

This year Bootfest isnt taking any chances with its car show.

Car show expert Kyle Dalton, owner of Dalton Trucking, wants to assure those who wish to attend, anybody who wants to show their car can.

This years car show will be from 10 am to 3 pm in an open-air parking lot at 305 W. Santa Rosa St. Those who wish to exhibit their vehicles can sign up in advance at or from 8 am to 10 am at the show.

Entering a vehicle into the show costs $30, and the first 100 cars entered will receive gift bags.

Some of the bags have $50 Visa gift cards, Dalton said. We wanted our gift bags to be different. Everything...

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Organizing expert doles out advice, laughs in Millburn

The best time to go garbage-picking in Millburn could be just after a speech by Jamie Novak. But thats not something she would recommend.

The organizing specialist and motivational speaker with offices in Scotch Plains last week gave an audience of about 40 at the Millburn Free Public Library lessons in how to de-clutter, emphasizing that consumers can take small steps to affect significant change.

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Presidential campaigns test new organizing models in Iowa

Cleta Mitchell, a political law attorney who represents conservative groups, thinks it would make more sense for donors to be able to make unlimited contributions to the candidates, rather than having super PACs run shadow campaigns that can do everything except talk and work with the candidates.

It is nuts. Repeal the restrictions and limits, and let freedom prevail, Mitchell said.

Here are some examples of how PACs are helping campaigns in Iowa:

CARLY FIORINA doesnt have a field staff in Iowa. The former California tech company CEO leaves her grassroots organizing and turnout operations for the Iowa caucuses to her super PAC.

BEN CARSONs super PAC has for months...

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Know your organizing style

I don’t know about you, but I’m noticing that condo buildings are springing up all over the peninsula of Halifax right now. That has me thinking about the clients we have already helped transition to condo living and the ones yet to come. I’ll be sharing my top tips for condo living at Seapoint Harbour Isle on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 at 7 pm. Please join me.

I can only surmise that many of you who currently own a house on the peninsula are looking at some of these buildings and wondering if it’s time for the freedom that comes with someone else worrying about repairs and snow removal. Or perhaps you’re...

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Self Organizing Learning Education teaches kids to teach themselves

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jeff McClellan believes traditional education is obsolete.

The founder ofMC2 STEM High School says present-day schools are based on Victorian models which produced identical people who only needed to read, write and do simple math to be successful.

McClennan is now running Self Organizing Learning Education (SOLE Cle), working off a $1.5 million grant from theJacobs Family Foundation to take the concept into public, parochial and private classrooms for free.

Nine months after introducing the concept, SOLE is in use in more than 100 state classrooms, most of them in Northeast Ohio. The principle is now being introduced to education students at Cleveland...

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Former Brookfield Public School Finance Assistant Arrested for Conspiracy to …

Elizabeth Kerekes, 41, Brookfield, is alleged to have conspired with another school official in the misspending of more than $30,000 for personal expenses.

Kerekes is one of two former Brookfield Public Schools employees to be arrested in relation to misappropriation of school funds for personal use. Last March Patch reported that former finance director Art Colley, 57, was charged with second-degree larceny and third-degree forgery. He was accused of trying to claim reimbursement for three iPads that were never purchased.

An audit revealed nearly $124,000 in questionable spending by former Brookfield schools finance director Art Colley and his assistant Elizabeth Kerekes. The forensic...