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Good Day Alabama for March 5, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for March 5, 2013:

MONEY TUESDAY - Stewart Welch with The Welch Group joined us with a look at how we should start with some Spring Cleaning for our personal finances. Springtime is just around the corner and that means it's almost time for spring cleaning.  It brings a feeling of accomplishment once it's done.  Here's how you can carry the concept of spring cleaning over to your finances:
     1. Contribute to your IRA early.  
     2. Dump the deadwood in your portfolio.  
     3. Check your 401k contribution.  
     4. Review your estate plan.  
     5. Review your insurance policies.
     6. Turn spring cleaning into a money maker.  

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GO BUILD ALABAMA - Go Build Alabama, an initiative of the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute (ACRI), is expanding its efforts to recruit women to the industry by adding a focus on women to its advertising and educational outreach efforts. This is National Women in Construction Week. A new  educational video debuts as an outreach effort in schools. It follows the stories of four women who work in various aspects of the construction industry. The women share stories of how they got into the industry, what it's like working as a woman in a male dominated industry and advice for anyone considering construction as a career. National Women in Construction Week is an effort of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), an organization that seeks to ensure the success of women in the industry by supporting them through professional development, leadership training, networking and more. ACRI will also be supporting the efforts of the local chapters of NAWIC during the week by promoting the chapters' activities. For more updates and information, visit

- Jeh Jeh joined us with Red Rock Tuesday. This month he features the Vulcan Trail.  For more information on the many hiking trails and future plans, visit

GARDENING - Sandra Reaves joined us to discuss "If she could only grow 3 vegetables, they would be..." The three plants that give the most - cherry tomatoes, snap beans, and dark leafy greens. For more information, visit her Facebook page - it includes lots of pictures, tips, how to videos, and info on veggie trials going on in the garden.  It's a "real time, real life" look at home gardening and food preservation. You can find her at

NEW IN BOOKS - Susan Swagler writes about about books at her "Turn the Page" blog and in Birmingham Magazine. She joined us today with books - memoir, fiction and nonfiction - that will take you somewhere new and exciting and memorable.
     Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed  
     Life After Life (on sale date:  March 26) by Jill McCorkle
     All This Talk of Love by Christopher Castellani
     Finding Florida:  The True History of the Sunshine State by T.D. Allman

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama
, Jeh Jeh catches up with some top soccer players in town for the Red Diamond Vulcan Cup Soccer Tournament! Find out how you can catch all the action, too! A new study on Highway 280 - what does it reveal and recommend? We get the scoop! We all know teens love to text! Now they can seek help with the new Crisis Text Line. We find out how it works and can help the teens you love! Ever seen a robot perform surgery? We talk with a doctor who uses robotic heart valve repair and replacement surgery. Join us for all of this and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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