From the monthly archives: February 2014

Do you remember when you were in elementary school, sitting for hours in the classroom and then running outside for recess?

You didn’t warm up; you just ran as fast as you could playing tag and other stop-and-go games. If you’re reading this article, however, those days are long gone. And a warm-up period may […]

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The other day an association hired me for a return speaking visit, noting that the last time I’d spoken to them, five years ago, I’d predicted that there would be “tablets everywhere.”  And that was several years before the iPad was launched.

I was pleased that they had remembered—and happy that I’d been right.  And […]

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Studies estimate the baby boom generation is set to inherit $11.6 trillion over the next 20 years from their parents.

The baby boomers are expected to pass on as much as $41 trillion to their children. With all this wealth changing hands, it’s a shame most heirs will not be able to hang onto it.

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I love this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, and decided to make it my approach to life.  Although doing something out of my comfort zone every day is too ambitious for me, I am trying to incorporate that philosophy in little ways.

For example:

Shooting a gun. 

I’ve never shot a gun in my life, […]

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New record-keeping requirements for charitable contributions have gone into effect in recent years, particularly with respect to cash contributions and donations of clothing and household goods.

According to a recent IRS release, to be deductible, clothing and household items donated to a charity generally must be in good, used condition or better.  A clothing or […]

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As a Baby Boomer, I am accustomed to feeling important, which is why it bothers me that I will soon become invisible. All my life, I’ve been courted for my influence and my buying power. Once I reach 65, my opinions won’t be worth squat. In survey after survey, I’ll be lumped into an […]

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I’ve long predicted that the real turning point on climate change action will be driven by extreme weather events. Humans aren’t built to sense climate…our time frame is weather, and that’s what we respond to.

We’ve already seen two examples historically.  Australia was the only developed country besides the US not to sign the […]

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2013 was a year in which issues percolated all around the world of older adults – health insurance and Medicare media interest dominated, but senior housing also made the newscaregiving received some exposure, and new tech to mitigatehearing and vision loss emerged. In terms of trends that could, would, and should impact the […]

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