Archive | August, 2015

Invite Them If You Dare

How many of you have vacationed with extended family? How did that go? There are still a few weeks left of summer and the resorts, parks, beaches and attractions across America are jammed with tourists (not to mention the highways). Everyone is trying to squeeze as much enjoyment as possible from their precious vacation days. […]

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Is The Tide Coming Back In?

And will the rising tide lift all boats? Equally? The past few days should have been a wake-up call for a lot of us. Financial markets dropped like the surprise dip in a roller coaster. How did we feel about that? Some of us took the opportunity to review our investments and moved cash into […]

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How Is Your Blood Pressure Today?

There is an old expression that bears reviewing right now: A rising tide lifts all boats. So what happens when the tide goes out? Perhaps we get to see the condition of the boats below the water level. Certainly the tide of market performance is going out as we are experiencing the current unsettled investment […]

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Not Your Father’s Oldsmobile

As automobile options have changed over the years, so have options for medical treatment. Conditions that required invasive surgery in the past are now handled on an outpatient basis with minimal recovery time. Cures that were inconceivable a few decades ago are considered standard results today. One of our clients was recently surprised that a […]

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I’m Sick, What Do I Do?

As luck would have it, my wonderful trip to New York delivered me with the creeping crud which we all suffered so much when we lived there. Ice cold plane rides up and back, freezing conference rooms where even the men were commenting on the chill and a hotel room set to a brisk 62 […]

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You Only Get Out What You Put In

When I was still young and impressionable, and before I grew “too big for my britches”, my parents drew from a vast arsenal of educational tools to point me in the right direction. Some of their favorite tools were the “truths” that all of us have heard from time to time. “Leave that alone, you […]

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Transitions

Who knew that turning 26 and turning 65 were such important milestones??? What do these ages have in common? When we reach them we are supposed to know that we are facing a major transition in our health insurance! When we turn 26 we are automatically removed from our parents’ health insurance coverage and when […]

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Correct Or Not

We are approaching Medicare open enrollment and I thought it might be interesting to share a few of the comments I have heard this year. Check your answers against mine: My Medicare card will appear in the mail when I am eligible to enroll: NOT NECESSARILY. If you are currently receiving Social Security payments your […]

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10,000 Steps…….Really?

A while back I was attending an industry conference. It was being held at a wonderful spa and resort in the southwest – it was absolutely lovely. As with most industry conferences, 95% of the time you are involved discussing industry specific topics, no matter what that might entail. There are always great cocktail receptions […]

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Georgia House Bill 429 and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Unless we have some inside connection to a family that lives with an individual who has an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis we are blissfully unaware of the costs of the care required. Since there has been a continued upsurge in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in children (now about 1 in 68 U.S. children […]

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