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We take the Polar Plunge and talk water safety
Tomorrow morning at 8 a.m., Peoria's annual Winter Water Safety Day and Polar Plunge takes place at Sunrise Pool. For those brave enough to jump into cold the water, be forewarned. The pool is not heated after November, so the temps are estimated to be in the low 40s. The Polar Plunge is open to all ages and is free to enter with a free breakfast to follow.
For more information: www.peoriaaz.gov/aquatics.
21321 N. 86th Drive, Peoria
87th Avenue & Deer Valley
2017 wedding trends and Arizona Bridal Show
The Arizona Bridal Show begins tomorrow, Sat. Jan. 7th at the Phoenix Convention Center. Thousands of brides and their entourages are expected to attend in hopes of creating their signature weddings with cutting-edge ideas from over 450 of the Valley's best wedding merchants. We visit one of those merchants, The Wright House, where we learn about the latest trends in wedding cakes, decor and more
For more information: www.ArizonaBridalShow.com
Arizona Bridal Show
January 7- 8, 2017
Phoenix Convention Center South Building
9am - 3pm
$12 at Door
CES is buzzing about automotives
You might not realize, but the biggest technology show in Las Vegas, also features the latest in automotives. We sent our Ken Colburn, the CEO of Data Doctors, to check out what the auto industry has in store for their newest model vehicles, and what you can soon expect on the showroom floor. And, he says, "yes, the auto floor and the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, is a mind-blowing experience."
For more information: http://www.ces.tech/
CES is all about virtual reality
Last year, at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it was all about the drones, this year, it's all about virtual reality. Our Ken Colburn, CEO of Data Doctors takes us to the floor of one of the largest and most important tech shows in the world and shows us the latest and greatest in virtual reality.
For more information: http://www.ces.tech/
Financial New Year's resolutions & bite-sized goals
The New Year has become an opportunity to commit to new goals and rekindle hope. Yet despite optimism on Jan. 1, the majority of people miss the mark. According to Mike Sullivan from local credit counseling agency Take Charge America, many people lose enthusiasm because their goals are too lofty and they lack a plan. He says, instead, you should focus on bite-sized goals, building a solid plan, and celebrating each milestone.
1. Know what you owe and own: Start with a review of your current financial state. Did you earn more? Did you save more? Do you owe less? If so, take some time to celebrate. If you didn't, ask for help and develop a plan to achieve your goals.
2. Organize your finances: The New Year is a perfect time to get your financial life in order. Establish a process and system for paying bills, review your credit report for accuracy, research financial software, set up auto deposits and shred old documents and receipts. This is also an ideal time to gather and organize your tax information for 2016.
3. Boost your savings: If you don't yet have an emergency fund, now is the time to build one. Aim to save enough money to cover three to six month's expenses, but break this big goal down into smaller milestones and celebrate each time you reach one. If you have an emergency fund, it's time to focus on other savings goals, such as retirement or a home down payment. You should also take advantage of automated recurring payments to simplify and force you to save more.
4. Pay down debt: This may seem overwhelming, especially if you have multiple credit cards, student loans, car loans, etc. Start by tackling the debt with the biggest interest rate, and move down the list from there. If needed, enlist the help of a nonprofit credit counseling or student loan counseling agency for one-on-one guidance, an action plan and assistance negotiating with creditors.
5. Make it a family affair: Don't go it alone! Enlist the help of family and friends to help you stay focused on your financial goals and priorities. You can also aim to teach your kids a new financial lesson each month, or create savings goals as family.
For more information: www.takechargeamerica.org or call: (888) 822-9193
Your weight gain might not be your fault
The #1 New Year's Resolution is to lose weight! But no amount of diet and exercise will work if your thyroid is not working correctly. January is National Thyroid Awareness Month, the perfect time to explore hypothyroidism, which effects a lot of unsuspecting people. Dr. Angela DeRosa explains how you could suffer from a 10 to 30-pound weight gain due to this disorder, the tests to determine if you have it, and how to handle a diagnosis.
Warning Signs That Your Thyroid Is Not Working Correctly:
High Blood Pressure
Always Cold or, conversely, Always/Sweating Profusely
For more information: http://www.thyroid.org/january-thyroid-awareness/
9377 E Bell Rd #143, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 619-4097
Kate Beckinsale looks hot in "Underworld"
She's in her mid-forties but looks half her age. Actress Kate Beckinsale is back as death-dealer Selene in the fifth installment of the "Underworld" series. It's "Underworld: Blood Wars," and Tara Hitchcock sat down with the actress and talked leather suits, blood and the three things she'd never be caught dead wearing.
For more information: http://www.underworldbloodwars-movie.com/site/
To see reviews and behind the scenes segments visit: http://www.taraontv.com/video.html
Pauly Shore headlines at Tempe Improv
You might remember him as "The Weizel" and from Totally Pauly, Pauly Shore has appealed to audiences since the 90s, and now he's back on stage. He's performing live at Tempe Improv through Saturday.
For more information on show times and tickets, visit: www.tempeimprov.com
Corner Stone Mall
930 E University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Box Office: (480) 921-9877
Latin America celebrates Three Kings Day with sweet bread
Today, Jan. 6th is Three Kings Day, the day The Three Kings arrived bearing gifts for baby Jesus. It's an iconic tradition celebrated with the eating of Rosca de Reyes, Kings Ring sweet bread.
A sweet bread shaped like a wreath, with candied fruit on top, and a figurine of a baby Jesus baked inside. The person who finds the figurine in their slice is expected to host a party on Dia de la Candelaria (Candlemas Day), celebrated the night of February 2.
It's a celebration honored throughout Latin America, Spain and in Hispanic communities across the U.S. Bakery Chef Mari Prieto of Bashas and Food City joins us to explain the celebration and teach us how to make this special sweet bread.
All Food City locations have Rosca de Reyes available now through Three Kings Day. To find a location near you visit: www.myfoodcity.com
D-backs 2017 Spring Training tickets on sale
Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. at dbacks.com/spring and at the Salt River Fields Box Office.
Tickets for all games at Salt River Fields are priced from $11-37.
For more information: http://m.mlb.com/dbacks/tickets/spring/
Salt River Fields
7555 N. Pima Rd.
Cross Streets: Frwy 101/Indian Bend