Blog Posts

  • healthcare

    Business Owners and Healthcare Reform: Part 2

    March 25, 2013
    In my last post, I outlined how much has changed since the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. Over the past several years, subtle adjustments have been made to health care, with more of the actual rules being written in 2013. Last week, I laid out what the changes ...
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    Business Owners and Healthcare Reform: Part 1

    March 18, 2013
    This is a transition year for healthcare reform. State legislatures are preparing for health insurance exchanges, while many people are unsure of what their benefits and premiums will look like starting January 1, 2014. In the middle are business owners, who have many new issues to understand about the healthcare ...
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  • Florida

    Where Should You Retire?

    March 13, 2013
    U.S. News & World Report just released a list of the top 10 worst places to retire. None of them are very surprising—they all have expensive housing, high taxes and high healthcare costs (New York, San Francisco or Honolulu, for example). Spending is the key to how big your pile ...
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  • farm

    Are You Making This Common Estate Planning Mistake? A Lesson from My Grandma

    March 7, 2013
    As I kid, I used to spend weeks of every summer on my grandmother’s farm. It was a fun place, since she let us shoot soda bottles, build forts in trees, explore the old barn and even use the riding lawn mower. Yes, even mowing many acres was fun ...
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    Choosing the Right Retirement Community

    March 7, 2013
    By Cindy Ray, Communications Specialist for Presbyterian Homes & Services It is often said that it is not where you live but how you live that is important. While this is certainly true, where you live, at least for older adults, very much determines how you live. Most people move at ...
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    Why Do You Like Discounts? Anchoring Bias and Investing

    March 4, 2013
    On the way to the cabin, we often stop at the outlet mall. Buying name brands at a discount always make me feel like we’re getting a deal. Yet I recently realized that this might not be the case. Often, the price tag will show both a regular price and ...
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    Two Trends in Retirement Planning for Both Baby Boomers and Gen X

    February 26, 2013
    Baby boomers are probably thinking more about retirement planning than members of Gen X or Gen Y. But whatever your age, there are two retirement planning trends that you need to be aware of. One is the trend of not setting aside enough money for retirement. The other trend has ...
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