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Budget wedding tips from a planner

The flip side of the parts of your wedding that you want to prioritize are the parts of your wedding where you can look for ways to save money. Meyer doesn't recommend trying to skimp on the areas you care about most: if you're dying to…

Law and Order – Charlotte

If what comes to mind when you hear the phrase “law and order” is the long-running television series or the subject of a political speech, prepare for a reset. Bride: Jasmine Rucker-Burnside, 26, attorney, from Gainesville,…

26 best summer reads of 2022

Maybe you're the type of person who doesn't choose their next read based on the weather. But some of us are looking for a specific type of book to read in the summer. More than a genre, a summer read is a mood: a book that is airy and…

let me sing you a love song

Music has always occupied an important place in the life of this groom. He even made it his job. And when he needed to have the most important talk of his life, he did it with a song. Bride: Chelsey Rush, 26, Program Coordinator –…

A turbulent event

This momentous epiphany took the form of a puff of a dress worn by a VIP member of the board of directors of Patrick Litré's exaggerated global autocrat think tank.This event would bring me inside an exclusive community that protects every…

What it is not and what it is

I notice a growing proliferation of proprietary financial services companies — like discount brokerage firms and mutual fund families — suggesting they do “financial planning” or will offer their potential clients a “financial plan.” But…