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Sometimes audiobooks are better


Taking Shakespeare's play King Lear from tragedy to comedy may seem like a tall order, but Christopher Moore does exactly that in his new book "Fool".  Told from the point of view of Lear's fool, Pocket, the book is bawdy good time.  But the narrator, Euan Morton, has a gift with creating unique voices for each character making the book standout in a way the paper version could not.  

Fuel Cost Calculator

Plane fares are so expensive, especially if you have a big family, it might just be cheaper to drive.  But how do you know for sure?  AAA Fuel Cost Calculator can help you decide with their interactive site.  You enter in where you are going and what kind of vehicle you own and it tell you approximately how much it will cost in gas.  If only the airlines were so helpful.

Putting some extra money in your wallet

Much has been said about what the new American Recovery and Reinvestment Act means to individuals.  The Internal Revenue Service outlines some of the tax-related provisions of the new program and answers common questions in a recent news release.

Canton Township job fair

Canton Township will be holding a job fair on Saturday, February 27th, from 10:00AM to 1:00PM for seasonal part-time positions. A listing of available positions and application can be found on the township website.

Wayne County Foreclosure Prevention Program

In 2009 it is expected that as many as 75,000 homes will go into mortgage foreclosure in Wayne County alone.  To address this crisis, Wayne County has created the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Program.  In this program, residents who are at risk of mortgage foreclosure will gain viable options through a process of foreclosure education, process awareness and intervention.

Protect your money

20 federal agencies provide Mymoney.gov with a variety of financial planning information and tools.  Included are tips on avoiding foreclosure rescue scams, starting your own business, retirement planning and more.