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  • Retirement Is About Living Longer

    April 7, 2010
    I am always struck by the number of people (my friends included) who talk about retirement as some “end of life” event that they are just waiting for.  People with longevity will tell you they think very different than that, assuming that life is to be lived today – all ...
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  • Take Control of College Costs

    April 7, 2010
    There was a time when numbers like $140,000 or even $60,000 were used by young adults in reference to purchasing their first home.  Today this type of investment will barely even cover the cost of a four year college education.  According to the College Board, the average annual comprehensive cost ...
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  • Medicare – Here’s the 411

    April 7, 2010
    Knowing when and whether or not to enroll in Medicare are important questions that are coming up more frequently these days among my clients. While I always believed that things got easier as you got older that is surely not the case when it comes to deciding on the use and ...
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  • Identity Theft 101

    March 3, 2010
    Identity theft is on the rise, partly thanks to a weak economy.  A recent article (Report: ID Fraud Grows At Record Pace) summarizes an annual survey done by Javelin Strategy and Research that shows approximately 11 million people experienced identity theft in 2009.  We know of people here in Minneapolis ...
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  • Will You Still Get Goose Bumps When CDs Are Gone?

    March 3, 2010
    More and more music lovers are relying on music downloads and MP3 players for their music. Storing and transferring digital music is convenient and economical but what about sound quality. It is easy to sacrifice sound quality for convenience, but are we cheating ourselves out of an exhilarating experience without ...
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  • Employee Satisfaction – Your Cornerstone of Productivity

    February 2, 2010
    The Conference Board published a research article this past January detailing the dissatisfaction of American workers.  This news, covered by major outlets like Time Magazine and MPR ‘s “Today’s Question Segment”,  delved into research that a mere 45% of us are satisfied with our jobs; 45% being the lowest job ...
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  • What’s Ahead?…Spring and Echo Boomers

    February 2, 2010
      By most measures, 2009 was a year of healing and balancing for the local real estate market, posting the most sales since 2005. Transactions in November were 34% higher than the previous year, almost entirely attributable to the first iteration of the federal government’s $8,000 tax credit for first-time homebuyers, ...
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