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Anticipated Changes in Workplace Demographics

February 19, 2018

Online shopping has become the norm in the Western part of the world. Experts say mature economies adopted e-commerce quickly because of its strong infrastructure and a trusting financial landscape.1 In other words, consumers could count on receiving goods ordered, vendors knew they would get paid and any conflicts were protected by a reputable credit…

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Innovating to Solve Problems

February 12, 2018

The 2017 hurricane season was one of the most active of the new century, and scientists are predicting hurricanes will likely get more intense in the decades to come.1 But these predictions for worsening conditions in the future may pave the way for stronger innovation. For example, the governor of Puerto Rico, which was devastated…

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Tips for Aches and Pains

February 5, 2018

Tips for Aches and Pains As we grow older, many of us get wiser. We may become more comfortable in our own skin. We may get better at our jobs, have a more reliable income and begin to collect assets. We can gain a better appreciation of what’s important in life. We also can lose…

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Prescription Drug Trends

January 29, 2018

A gene therapy treatment recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use against leukemia is priced at $475,000 for a one-time treatment.1 While it’s exciting that new treatments, including prescription drugs, appear to be getting closer to curing society’s most lethal diseases, many of us wonder how we can afford them. Even when…

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January 2018 Newsletter

January 14, 2018

JANUARY 2018 MOVING TO A SMALL TOWN What are the advantages and the trade-offs? AROUND THE OFFICE Welcome our latest edition – Baby Sarge ‘TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE… AND TO ITEMIZE It is important to properly record your charitable contributions. IS FAST FOOD CHEAPER THAN EATING IN? Convenient, yes. Cost effective? Maybe not. RECIPE…

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Artificial Intelligence: Innovation for Today’s World

January 8, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the way businesses build products and even provide customer service. We now have automated virtual assistants and “chatbots” answering customer service calls.1 We even have self-driving cars being tested for pizza delivery.2 These quantum leaps in technological advances present both opportunities and challenges. For example, the way we have…

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Cultural Influences From Abroad

December 18, 2017

They say variety is the spice of life. A variety of cultural experiences may even contribute to a longer life and cognitive sharpness. A new study links cultural activities, including exposure to other languages, as a strong influence in the way we learn, amass and assimilate new information.1 Some cultural influences may well impact longer…

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Working Longer

December 4, 2017

Ah, the life questions we face. Young adults contemplate which college to attend and how that might affect their future. Women – and increasingly often, men – ponder whether to stay home and raise children, work or both. People contemplate job changes and relocations. And then, of course, a big question: When should I retire?…

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Monitoring Insurance Needs Is a Good Policy

November 27, 2017

Life insurance is something you purchase, then hopefully don’t need to use until many years down the road. But that doesn’t mean you should stop paying attention to it. As you age, it’s important to monitor the policies you own. Some policies may no longer be needed, while others may be needed now more than…

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How to Help Avoid Fraud and Scams

November 20, 2017

The recent security breach at credit rating service Equifax brings home the reminder that each of us must be ever-vigilant in protecting our private information.1 It can be easy to become lackadaisical. We expect companies with which we conduct financial transactions to keep our data secure. Unfortunately, hackers seem to be advancing their skills at…

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