From the monthly archives: September 2013

While it may appear that the over-the-top marketing of the latest and greatest cell phones, computers and tablets is aimed at the 20 to 30 year old age bracket, in truth these companies are beginning to wise up to see that a growing slice of this market is the 50+ or Baby Boomer generation.

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Men and women who do not perform regular resistance exercise experience progressive muscle atrophy.

Research indicates that inactive adults lose about one-half pound of muscle per year during their 30s and 40s.(5,8)   The rate of muscle loss may double to one pound per year in people over fifty years of age. (13)  Unfortunately, the higher […]

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Who Insures Your Pension?

On September 18, 2013 By

Detroit’s bankruptcy filing has captured the attention of the nation.

Among those creditors potentially left hanging are Detroit’s pensioners. The pension funds currently had an estimated shortfall of about $3.5 billion as of June 30th. Employees of a bankrupt business with a promised pension have a safety net called the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., or […]

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Farewell, My Auto

On September 16, 2013 By

So, for the first time since I was 18, I am soon going to be without a car.

That’s no small emotional transition for a southern California native who grew up in a culture where if you hadn’t been in the car for an hour, you hadn’t gone anywhere.   It was a world in […]

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Off the Virtual Grid?

On September 16, 2013 By

Earlier this week I had an interesting question from a group of executives in central Pennsylvania. We were discussing the implications what I call “the virtualization of America” and how much of our lives and work will take place in cyberspace by the end of the decade.

During the conversation one of the executives, in her […]

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We have all heard that we should eat more fruits and vegetables, and many people have made fruits and vegetables an important part of their diet. 

Some individuals who find it difficult to eat the right amount of fruits and vegetables may rely on supplements for additional vitamins and minerals.   However, it’s important to know […]

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The IRS has hit the estate of former Detroit Pistons owner, William Davidson, with a $2 Billion tax bill. Yes, that’s a “B”, not an “M” — $2 Billion.

William Morse “Bill” Davidson, who died in March 2009 at age 86, was President, Chairman and CEO of Guardian Industries, one of the world’s largest manufacturers […]

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I don’t understand mid-life orphans. They complain about caregiving responsibilities, and then, when their parents pass away, they lament about being orphans. They say they feel bereft, unmoored, devastated by life without parents. Don’t they realize how lucky they are? Having elderly parents is a privilege some of us never had. 

If you’re a mid-life orphan, you’ve had the pleasure […]

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