Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee & the Cumberland

What Consumers Should Know About High-Cost Loans

Dec 17, 2021 at 09:30 am by Voice Wire

It’s an expensive time of year for many of us. Between gifts, trees and decorations, food and other expenses, the costs of the holiday season can stretch budgets to thei.... Read More

Murfreesboro Mama: Where to Thrift for Good This Month

Dec 14, 2021 at 09:06 am by Laura Beth Payne 1

I mean, who can turn down a good thrift store? Well, me, actually, once upon a time. Pre-kid, I rarely bought anything secondhand, aside from books, but I gradually gained f.... Read More
Crazy Christmas

ASK ELLIE: Seven Christmases in Two Days is Too Much

Dec 09, 2021 at 10:00 am by Ask Ellie

Dear Ellie: With Christmas around the corner, my parents are tugging at me to come to their house; my in-laws are tugging for their house; my grandparents want their house; an.... Read More


Nov 18, 2021 at 11:52 am by Ask Ellie

Dear Ellie I have a tight circle of friends, just about six women I have known for some time, college, children, careers, marriage, divorces, deaths, etc., and we are all tea.... Read More

ASK ELLIE: I am 14 and asked to the Homecoming Dance

Nov 04, 2021 at 11:00 am by Ask Ellie

Dear Miss Ellie: I am 14 years old and have been invited to my first school dance. The dance is my school's homecoming dance here in Murfreesboro. A boy asked me and I said&n.... Read More
All I want for Christmas is sanity

ASK ELLIE: The Selfish Christmas list, what to do?

Oct 28, 2021 at 09:00 am by Ask Ellie

Dear Ellie: It is not even the end of October and I just received an e-mail from my sister-in-law with a list of EVERYTHING that she, my brother, my four nieces and nephews w.... Read More
How to spot a Secret Shopper Scam

How to spot a Secret Shopper Scam

Oct 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm by Cynthialynn Jones

Getting caught up in a scam may be something you never thought would happen to you, but it happens to many, and they don’t even know they are being scammed. I recently.... Read More
Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center

Murfreesboro Mama: Littles Can Get the "Royal" Treatment at SOAC's Latest Exhibit

Oct 19, 2021 at 10:00 am by Laura Beth Payne

Bright colors, delightful costumes, a play kitchen — Medieval style! — and one very cool dragon await visitors at the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center now through J.... Read More

ASK ELLIE: My Grandkids are BRATS!!!

Sep 28, 2021 at 10:00 am by Ask Ellie

Hello Ellie: I am writing to you because my grandkids are rotten. The older they get, the more stuff they want and get it from indulgent parents. When I complain about their.... Read More

Understanding FAS (Fear, Anxiety, and Stress) in the Vet Clinic

Sep 22, 2021 at 08:00 am by FamilyPetHealth

How does your pet react to a visit to the veterinarian's office?  Does your dog wag her tail, solicit pats from the staff, lick the faces of the associates and otherwise.... Read More

ASK ELLIE: Wedding costs and a future Bridezilla

Sep 21, 2021 at 09:12 am by Ask Ellie

Dear Ellie: I am planning a wedding for May 2022, and the expenses are far exceeding my expectations. Of course, I want it all, the big dress, amazing photographer, full sit-.... Read More
ASK ELLIE: How do you date at 60?

ASK ELLIE: How do you date at 60?

Sep 03, 2021 at 08:00 am by Ask Ellie

Hi Ellie: I am a middle-aged man of 60, take good care of myself, work out a few times a week, and am an avid runner. I have competed in a few half and full marathons, and am.... Read More