Differentiate needs and wants
One step to financial security is learning the difference between a need and a want, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA). Students who learn that difference find their bank accounts grow more quickly.

Through the snappy February air, blows a wind, breeze, zephyr, gust — enough to blow down the border wall or fill the hearts of patrons to the Frank Better Center for the Arts (FBCA) with harmonious bliss.

Margaret Fago and Andrea Bishop showed interpretations of clouds scudding across the sky. One can nearly conjure the smell of loamy grasses and first blossoms carried there.

Did someone say free ice cream? U.S. Bank will be hosting a mobile food truck at their 1414 Webster St. branch, in Alameda this coming Wednesday, Feb 26, when the U.S. Bank “Made in the Bay Area” Food Truck Tour will be dishing out free ice cream sandwiches from CREAM, 2630 Fifth St., while showcasing new updates to the U.S. Bank mobile app.

The local visit is one of 30 stops the U.S. Bank mobile food truck is making across the Bay Area through February, featuring cuisine from favorite Bay Area restaurants that are also U.S. Bank small business customers.

Nearly 1 in 3 deaths in America are related to heart disease. More than 50 years ago President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed as February American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease many attribute to smoking, eating habits, weight problems, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and just plain genetic bad luck. Unfortunately, more awareness of these risk factors has not led to a decrease in cardiovascular-associated deaths in the United States.

Writers including Eric J. Kos, one of the owners of the Alameda Sun, and Katherine Schwartz, the executive director of the Alameda Family Services League recently wrote appreciation for businesses focusing less on making money while overlooking workers. They encouraged changing the focus to people.