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To travel or not to travel: What to do with that year-end bonus check

January 04, 2016

It’s that time of year when year-end bonuses are paid to working professionals. Nearly 80 percent of employers handed out bonuses at the end of 2014, according to a holiday bonus survey by consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. About half of those companies also gave their workers small gifts or checks worth less than $100, while other workers were compensated with significantly more than that. So what to do with that year-end bonus? Several wealth advisers were quoted on the subject in a recent edition of U.S. News & World Report. They talked about when you should save those bonus dollars, when you should use them to pay off debt, and when you are in a position to splurge … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Top 10 New Year’s resolutions, and how to achieve them

December 22, 2015

New Year’s is the holiday that, more than any other, marks a new beginning. That’s why New Year’s resolutions are so popular. The New Year is an opportunity to hit the reset button, to get a fresh start. If you’re one of those people who never make New Year’s resolutions, you’re in good company. Fifty-three percent of us don’t bother with them. Still, that leaves 47 percent, almost half the population, that resolves to change their lives in some positive way. Most often, the resolution is focused on self-improvement. The Statistic Brain Research Institute has tracked the self-commitments of U.S. citizens and found that in 2015 the top 10 resolutions were … (click on the headline to continue reading)

18 things you probably didn’t know about Christmas

December 10, 2015

How much do we really know about Christmas? For most Americans, the answer is “a lot.” But Christmas is big holiday with a long — and sometimes surprising — history. Just ask Asher Fogle, features editor at Good Housekeeping. She took the time to do some research on the subject and found 18 things you probably don’t know about Christmas. Let’s test your knowledge. Here is a summary of what Asher Fogle found, (but only a teaser, since we don’t want to steal Ms. Fogle’s thunder. A link at the end of this posting will take you to her fine piece of work with elaboration on each point). For starters, Christmas was not always … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Consider this triple-play for Thanksgiving Day dinner

November 18, 2015

First we stuff the turkey. Then we stuff ourselves. It is the Thanksgiving holiday, after all, and doing some serious eating is all part of the deal. And, if you want to get really serious about stuffing that turkey and stuffing yourself, there is always the Turducken. If you haven’t already been familiarized with this most decadent of dishes, allow us to explain. A Turducken is a Thanksgiving dish consisting of a deboned chicken stuffed into a deboned duck, stuffed into a deboned turkey. It’s sort of a meat-lovers special. Outside of the United States, the Turducken is known as a Three Bird Roast. Gooducken is a traditional English variant, replacing the turkey with a goose. The innards of a good old American Turducken are also stuffed with … (click on the headline to continue reading)

Rose Hotel rooms available for Super Bowl 50

November 10, 2015

As we come up on Super Bowl 50, we are pleased to say this landmark event will be held right here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and played at the new Levi Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers. We invite you to plan ahead by making your reservations at The Rose Hotel now. We have contracted with Fan Experiences to book all of our rooms for Friday Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb. 7. You can book your rooms now. Whether you’re going to attend the game itself, or the many festivities surrounding this quintessentially American cultural event, we are ready to host you. There are but there are a wide array festivities surrounding the Super Bowl which can be every bit as fun. If you’re looking to buy some coveted Super Bowl tickets … (click on the headline to continue reading)