Category Archives: Technology

Facebook friends could sink your credit score

. When I bought my car two years ago, I expected the finance guy at the dealership to run my credit score. I knew he would be looking if had paid my bills on time and if I had a … Continue reading

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Digital Divide: Among seniors, there are those who embrace technology and those who detest it

My grandmother understood progress. Back in the day, she and my grandfather were among the first on the block to buy a microwave or purchase a color TV. She bought my family our first Gateway 2000 desktop computer. When I … Continue reading

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Will Perdue’s proposed plant help farmers grow profits?

Video streaming by Ustream Weather, soil condition and labor are not the only big-ticket issues that are important to farmers. Before they’ve harvested their crop, farmers need to know how much it’s worth. They need to know where it’s going … Continue reading

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Will the future fuel for cars be natural gas?

Last night, I went to a screening of “Gasland 2” for work. While the film argued against the natural gas drilling industry and its potential harms to the environment and human health, it was a minor point that resonated with … Continue reading

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For these guys, what they do is more than just a popular York County hobby

I collect action figures that were popular in the 1980s. Maybe in 20 years, if I decide to sell my collection, I can recoup my investment. But, that’s as far as my silly hobby goes. A complete line of Masters … Continue reading

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Is now the best time to sell your house in York County?

When I bought my house nearly nine years ago, my mortgage broker practically screamed that 2004 was the best year to buy house. He assured us that mortgage rates had hit rock bottom and that if we didn’t buy a … Continue reading

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Do you pay for grocery bags?

Last week, my family and I visited relatives in California and discovered that residents have spurned the traditional plastic grocery bag. Instead, shoppers are expected to supply their own bags as a way of being good stewards of the environment. … Continue reading

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One ad, two messages

What if you and your child looked at the same ad, but saw two different messages?

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Do ghosts inhabit York County landmarks?

Spring Grove residents are full of ideas about what could be next for the Hoke House – a more than 250-year-old farmhouse currently owned by Rutter’s. The Mayor of Spring Grove has suggested that the vacant stone house become a … Continue reading

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Getting a tax refund this year? You just handed the government an interest-free loan

For those who have not yet filed their state, local or federal taxes, relax. You have time. And options. The worst thing you could do this weekend is rush to complete the forms just to make the deadline. You risk … Continue reading

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