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Posted August 05, 2015in Advice Column, Grimes, Johnston, Urbandale

Traveling with your pet?

Taking pets on vacation is a fun way to experience new things as a family.  It is important to consider several things before traveling with your pet. First, not all pets enjoy a change of routine.  Most cats, and some dogs become very anxious when they are away from home and their

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Posted August 05, 2015in Advice Column, Johnston

Travel and medical insurance

There are basically two types of travel when it comes to travel medical insurance; Domestic and International. Domestic Travel: Domestic travel is when you leave your home in the United States, however remain within the continental 48 states, Alaska and Hawaii. Very often, even care needed in the Bahamas and

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Posted August 05, 2015in Advice Column, Johnston

Uniform Power of Attorney Act

Iowa recently enacted the Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Act, which became effective on July 1, 2014 and is a complete revision to the law regarding durable financial powers of attorney. The new law establishes a comprehensive legal structure for the creation and use of a power of attorney. A

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Posted August 05, 2015in Advice Column, Johnston, Urbandale

Transitioning into retirement

Most people work the majority of their adult lives.  The money that is earned enables us to have our basic needs met and then some.  At a certain point during your working life, you look beyond the basics and are able to start saving some of your paycheck.   You also start to build

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Posted August 05, 2015in Advice Column, Johnston

Q: What are some healthy school lunch ideas?

A: August is National Sandwich Month and a great time to start thinking about back-to-school routines. One of those routines is packing a lunch and at the cornerstone of many lunch boxes is a sandwich. In fact, a survey done by the consumer research NPD Group found that 74% of

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Posted August 05, 2015in Advice Column, Johnston

Ask the Anytime Gal

Question: My weeks are extremely busy and it’s tough enough to find time to exercise. Now, I’m learning that I need to strength train in addition to my cardio training. I don’t always have time to do this separately. Is there a way to mix cardio into my strength training

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Posted August 05, 2015in Advice Column, Johnston

Q: Do you VO2?

A: We have all heard the old adage that knowledge is power. When it comes to nutrition and fitness there are far too many things to learn and the process can become overwhelming. If you are new to fitness and nutrition or have just hit the ever common plateau don’t

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Posted August 05, 2015in Advice Column, Johnston

Q: What should I eat at the fair?

Did you know one meal that is has fried fats stays in your body and cells for 90 days or longer! Yuck! That means for 90 days or longer your body will be in MORE PAIN due to inflammation, promote arthritis and joint degeneration, and tells your hormones to function

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Posted August 05, 2015in Advice Column, Johnston

Are you prepared to retire?

Retirement used to conjure up images of lazy days spent in a rocking chair. Today’s retirement is very different. What does this redefined retirement mean to you? There is no one answer. In the coming decades, “retirement” will mean something different to each of us. Income Is Key A good

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Posted July 11, 2015in Advice Column, Johnston

Q: How can I keep my family healthy during the busy summer months?

A: Summer is a busy time for everyone. The warmer months usually mean the kids are out of school, various activities are planned, and more people are traveling. Regardless of what many people think, eating healthy can save you time and money. Planning meals and snacks in advance may help

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