Archive | May, 2015

Is There Still Hope?

One of our readers responded to our post about successful retirement with a tale of woe. Her life has not worked out as she would have hoped. Marriage, financial plans and retirement do not appear to be lining up as she had expected. She asked if she was a hopeless case, but longed to hear […]

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Sweat Lodge

  The man on the radio related his experiences with addiction. He described how his life had followed the same path as that of so many other Native American men. Decades of guilt and anger, emotional battles that raged through the teenage years into adulthood like their own trail of tears. He outlined the treatment […]

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Boys Night Out

  It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, all boys enjoy a “boy’s night out”. I’m sure that girls enjoy their version also, but I can only speak to our version. I grew up with sisters, so spending time with the opposite sex never phased me. And as I reached my teen age years, […]

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Circle of Friends

Many years ago one of my friends lived through the experience of placing both of her parents into an assisted living facility a thousand miles away. I listened to her and learned from her experience as year stretched into year.   I studied the problems of care from many angles as my clients and I addressed […]

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The Magic School Bus

We all recognize that the healthcare industry is failing us medically and that its cost is bankrupting us financially. What we need are creative ideas from outside the medical system that will provide solutions which those in the heat of the battle cannot even imagine. Recently I heard about a professional athlete who is supporting […]

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Wrapped Gifts or a Gift of Time

  Rather than buying me gifts this year my daughter has decided to start giving me “experiences”. My translation of that is that she has figured out how much more I enjoy her company than any purchase she could make for me. My Christmas gift was an evening at a pottery painting shop and dinner […]

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Best Medical Insurance: Group or Individual?

Many employers have dropped their group medical insurance policies and others are assessing whether to join the movement. Consider that premiums for individual policies continue to be less than those of comparable group medical plans. Consider also that employers are at risk for non-compliance issues of which they are not even aware when they provide […]

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Fishing Poles and Hartwell Wonders

As any die-hard fisherman will tell you, there’s no set limit to the number of fishing poles and fishing lures that are absolutely necessary. Right now, it’s early May in Georgia, and that means only one thing to freshwater anglers. The next half dozen or so weekends are already spoken for. The bass are on […]

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Obamacare or no care?

  Recently a well-informed client of ours expressed surprise when a person she knew could not make a change in her individual health insurance plan when she wanted to. Our client works very hard to stay current with regulatory changes in her role as a Human Resources specialist for a number of client firms. Yet […]

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The NFL Draft: Not For Long?

With multiple days of television coverage it was hard not to watch the media-fest that was the player selection for one of our favorite national sports. I am always interested to see where the athletes I saw on the Combine coverage ended up (and yes, I watched several hours of that as well.) Knowing the […]

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