Financial Well-being: 3 Ways to Destress with Debt Management

When I was a college student in the late 90s, I worked part-time at a women’s clothing store in the mall. Back then, many college students worked in the mall, and the pressure was on to not only sell merchandise but to ask people to apply for credit cards. Do you remember those days of either being asked by a sales associate whether you, as a shopper, would “like to save ten percent today when you apply for the [insert name of store here] credit card?” Or, as a part-time retail employee, getting the ask from another part-time employee at another mall retail store: “help me meet my credit card quota and apply for a credit card?” 

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By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | Pick a hand… any hand!

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Our Future is Electric

"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her." -- William Wordsworth, 1798

“OurFuture is Electric” read the banner William Hite tied between two maple trees at First United Methodist Church (FUMC), Waynesville, on Saturday, August 13. In only eight years, Electric Vehicles (EVs) will cost less to make than any other vehicles.  

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3 Cantaloupe Recipes

This time of year is arguably the best for fresh produce. Gardens and farmers markets are overflowing with tomatoes, squash and zucchini, leafy greens and spicy peppers. With the heat hitting its peak in mid-august, it’s also a great time to create fresh, light, easy meals with all of that produce. Late summer meals have the good fortune of being assembled, rather than baked, cooked or boiled. The right amalgam of flavors can create a satisfying meal out of all fresh ingredients. 

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It Is Mine

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor| Up, up, and away! 

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Asheville Comedy Festival

The Asheville Comedy Festival will take place Aug. 10-13 at Highland Brewing Company and Diana Wortham Theater.

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Asheville Comic Hits the Big Stage

Each year, hundreds of comedians from across the country compete for the chance to perform at the nationally acclaimed Asheville Comedy Festival, and each year just over 50 are chosen. This year, the lone local chosen to perform is Marlene Thompson. 

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Pendulum: Yes or No?

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | A pendulum is a weight attached to a string that can be used in a spiritual practice for answering yes/no questions. I like to use gemstone pendulums because I enjoy having the property of the stone factor into my practice. 

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The North Wind is Calling

By Sabrina Matheny • | I remember standing outside in my yard of my dream home, a house I thought I would never sell, feeling my spirit disconnect from the property. It was such a weird feeling, and so unexpected that I dismissed the thought. I gave it one of my usual “that was weird” moments and carried on with my evening. Two years later I listed that house and sold it a year after that. 

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