Washington D.C.: Showdowns, Shutdowns, Lockdowns and Touchdowns

November 19, 2013

Hollywood has to work pretty hard to steal headlines from the political ballyhoo and drama in the capital city recently.As for the showdown, the debt ceiling vote was seemingly taken hostage by politicians wanting to make a political statement at the cost of 800,000 government employees placed on furlough. Although the issue at stake is…

Health Care Insurance Shopping Lowdown

November 12, 2013

The Health Care Insurance Exchanges are now open, and you have between now and March 1, 2014, to purchase a new health care insurance plan during the open enrollment period. Rest assured, if you experience a life-altering event, such as losing your job, moving to another state or having a baby, you will be eligible…

Retiring to a Place or a State of Mind?

November 5, 2013

Work in the modern age has become more virtual — meaning many people can conduct their jobs from home or on the road, thanks to smart phones, laptops and iPads. We used to refer to work as a place, as in “I’m going to work.” Now it’s really more of a verb: “I’m going to…

Attention: A Reminder Not to Take Candy from Strangers

October 29, 2013

This sounds like advice for children. We are forever worrying that they will trust the wrong person, fall for an innocent request for information and get involved in a terrible situation. It’s every parent’s nightmare. These days, it’s every adult child’s nightmare that his or her parents will succumb to some dark and devious plot.…

The Fed: Those Crazy Kids

October 22, 2013

One month they say they’re going to taper the current quantitative easing program…and a couple of months later they change their minds and decide to keep going. In the interim, interest rates on mortgages jumped, which put a slight damper on the housing market, and the markets fluctuated a little as they adjusted and readjusted…

Lightning Strikes Twice

October 15, 2013

There’s a saying that lightning never strikes twice in the same place. If you’re talking about the atmospheric phenomenon, apparently that’s just a myth. And if you’re talking about the idiom that refers to the same bad things not happening to people twice in one lifetime, apparently that’s not true either. [CLICK HERE to read…

Lessons From Syria: The Long And Short Of It

October 11, 2013

One of the dominant headlines in August and September involves the conflict in Syria. The government is suspected of using chemical weapons against its own people in its battle with rebel forces — an atrocity that continues to be addressed by the United Nations and countries worldwide. [CLICK HERE to read the article, “Syria: No War,…

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