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Leaf and Life

While helping good friend Wanda at the Aliiolani Craft Fair this Saturday, a delightful woman named Kathy came by.  She comes to Hawaii during the fall to watch her elderly mother and relieve her sister of those duties. Being niele (nosey), Aunty saw a nice looking plastic leaf hanging out of Kathy's purse and asked about it.  Turns out to be a CVS leaf that is not available here in Hawaii (our Longs Drugs ...

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Want free Starbucks?

Aunty learned something from her youngest daughter today - or rather from a postcard that came in the mail for youngest daughter... This was a postcard for a FREE DRINK (We'll make any drink you like.)  This was given because of 15 stars (which I suppose are for separate purchases). ...

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Ross is like dessert

One of the best known discounts to mankind is senior discount Tuesdays at Ross Stores.  Anyone over the age of 55 gets 10% off on all their purchases. (See Aunty's discount pages for more discounts.) This past week, Aunty had to kill about an hour of time in Downtown, so I headed over to the Ross Store next to Long's Drugs near Fort Street Mall.  It seemed almost everything Aunty touched was what Aunty need ...

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Roll over Roth IRA!

Roth IRAs are Aunty's favorite way to save and invest.  We first put tax write-off-able funds into a SEP IRA (or regular IRA) and then converted them into a Roth IRA. Is it a good idea? Well, the February 12, 2012 issue of Forbes magazine says it is a great idea and calls it a backdoor Roth. All IRAs are good because gains (capital long or short term, dividends, interest) are allowed to grow without taxatio ...

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Just found – another website with fab discounts!

Thanks to friend Brenda, here is a website MrMealDeal.com (suggest you bookmark it) that offers great discounts for places we all go to for ono kine grinds!  Choose the restaurant and print the coupon.  Some of the places I go to such as Makinochaya, Maple Garden, PF Changs. One name that always catches my eye is Fook Yuen Seafood Restaurant in McCully.  Years ago, John Heckathorn reviewed the restaurant fo ...

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