Cutting your pup’s nails is an anxiety-laden experience whether you’re a canine or a canine’s human. Thank Dog for the folks at Health Mutt in Seminole Heights, who’ll do it for you and then fine-tune their work with a Dremel. Spending $20 (you should tip, cheap-ass) never felt so worth it. — Ray Roa
tampahealthmutt.com, 6116 N Central Ave, Tampa. (813) 231-3137
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Who would’ve known that we’d spend our mid-30s (and beyond) collecting buttons and pins for our lapels and guitar straps? Thanks to the comic book-inspired selection at Tampa’s Bronze Age Buttons and veteran local comics artist/musician Josh Sullivan’s wide variety of enamel pins both cute and snide, getting older (and throwing around our disposable income) never felt — or looked — so cool. —Ray Roa/Scott Harrell
Suncoast Credit Union Website. Convenient local branches, access to thousands of ATMs, exclusive member seminars and sponsored events throughout the community. www.suncoastcreditunion.com