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Local ‘Daily Money Manager’ Helps Older People with Finances



Daily Money Managers

Navigating finances can get increasingly complicated over time as situations such as retirement, care of parents and other major life changes come into play.

Peachtree Corners resident Laura Schwab helps people maneuver money mazes as a certified Daily Money Manager (DMM).

DMMs help people with daily financial tasks, providing services from paying bills and budgeting to record-keeping, negotiating with creditors and healthcare advocacy.

“As people get older, it can become a burden to keep financially organized,” Schwab said. “A daily money manager can help people stay independent longer.”

Schwab holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and worked for two Fortune 500 companies. Her DMM business grew out of her love of educating and helping friends and neighbors with their financial affairs.

She is a member of the American Association of Daily Money Managers, whose members go through a background check, live by a code of ethics and have standards of practice.

Her typical clients include seniors, recently widowed or divorced individuals handling finances for the first time, busy professionals and frequent travelers. “If taking care of the finances becomes overwhelming for you or a loved one, help is available,” Schwab said.

She said she helped one client get a long-term care policy reinstated after cancellation due to non-payment. The client was then able to receive benefits amounting to more than $470,000 over the next eight years, Schwab said.

Another of her clients was placed in an inpatient care facility for rehab services after a hospital stay but was told by the facility that he didn’t meet requirements for Medicare coverage.

“I don’t claim to be a Medicare expert but knew enough that this didn’t sound right,” Schwab said. “I appealed to Medicare, and he received back over $26,000 in benefits.”

Learn more
• DMM Laura Schwab: dailymoneymatters.org or 678-471-6867.
• American Association of Daily Money Managers: aadmm.com.
(Atlanta chapter: aadmmatlanta.com.) ■

Donna Williams Lewis is a freelance journalist who covered metro Atlanta for decades as a writer and editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Free Photo Class: Mastering Manual Mode Workshop



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Photo by Markus Spiske temporausch.com from Pexels

Part of a series of workshops offered by the city

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Community Chest
310 Technology Parkway (City Hall)
Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092

This class is going to be 90% workshop, hands-on with several set ups for you to practice with your camera or ours. 

Special Guest Instructor, Ludwig Keck will join the Tytan team and take us through the step-by-step process of mastering manual mode in real world practice. 

We will bring models and props for you to work with and we welcome you to participate both behind and in front of the camera.This is going to be another super fun interactive session. Learn from our special guest, a 70+ year veteran and true Master who is absolutely passionate about photography.

The class is open and free to Peachtree Corners residents or anyone who is employed in the city. 


  • Level: All levels, novice to expert
  • Ages: All ages
  • Class size: Limited to 40
  • Reservations required:  Please send an email to Jim Stone at jstone@tytancreates.com to reserve your seat.
  • Camera – Laptop Requirements:  Not required but welcome

Who should come:  Anyone interested in learning to produce incredible finished images for art, business or personal satisfaction.

Please plan on arriving 10 minutes before the class starts to ensure a good seat — and to avoid interrupting the class once it starts.

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Christ the King Lutheran Church Hosts Easter Eggstravaganza & Annual BBQ Cookoff



Easter at Christ the King 2019

Christ the King Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Easter Eggstravaganza and BBQ Cook-off on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., rain or shine!

This free family event will have age-divided egg hunts for toddler through 5th grade.  A petting zoo, train rides, face painting, crafts, Easter Bunny pictures, a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt for 4th and 5th graders, and much more will be available.  In addition, the Annual BBQ Cook-off will offer free barbeque samplings with voting for your favorites.  This event will have something fun for all ages! 

Whether you are simply curious or seriously seeking a church to call home, you are always welcome at Christ the King Lutheran Church where we are led by God’s Spirit, and we encourage one another to grow in a life-shaping relationship with Jesus. Christ the King is located at 5575 Peachtree Parkway at the corner of Peachtree Parkway and Spalding Drive; one mile south of The Forum. For more information about Christ the King, please visit www.ctklutheran.org or call 770-449-1211.

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Recap of the Transit Hub Meeting with Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Charlotte J. Nash



transit hub meeting in Peachtree Corners

Packed house for the MARTA Transit Hub. Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash speaking Thursday, March 14, at Peachtree Corners Baptist Church. The meeting was to clarify confusion over the county’s plan for a proposed transit hub at the intersection of Peachtree Corners Circle and West Jones Bridge Road.

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