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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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  • Estate Planning Mistakes

    February 2, 2010
    I was at a charity event this past weekend and a friend was bidding on the silent auction item of time with an estate planning attorney.  They said it was finally time to talk about taking care of their children if something unfortunate happens.  It got me thinking about all the ...
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  • Is Buy-and-Hold Dead in 2010?

    January 6, 2010
    If you have been listening to the television or read any business publications in the last month, the message you have in your head is that a buy-and-hold investment strategy is dead.  As the market started to melt down in the fall of 2008, all equity assets (and some bonds) ...
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