From the monthly archives: June 2014

The phrase “generation gap” first appeared in the Sixties, when the unprecedented social upheaval of that decade truly created a cultural chasm not just between generations, but even within families.

These days “generation gap” sounds a bit old-fashioned, but I’d say that for the first time in forty years, the condition […]

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Retirement planning as a couple should not overlook the challenges created when the first spouse dies. Most household expenses do not get cut in half because there is only one person living. This, however, is not the case for some sources of income.

Pensions – Employer plans may offer a lump sum option but many […]

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Bunion treatment: surgery myths


The number of adults interested in walking for fitness continues to grow. To be sure you’re keeping your feet healthy, now is the perfect time to evaluate the state of your lower limbs. Do they look okay? Are they comfortable, or have you noticed painful changes like bunions? For anyone putting off treatment […]

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It’s not about food or losing weight.   You are going to like it.   It actually works.   Doing Muscle-Building Exercise (Correctly) is the Answer

Everything that you do uses calories. From thinking a thought to blinking your eye. Some things use a large amount of calories; other things use only a few.

If […]

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Why Are We So Fat?

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Eating food is not the problem

If you are fat … don’t blame food. For most of us, the difference between fat and trim is an extraordinarily slight caloric intake/use imbalance … not a dietary crisis!

Here’s the math: if you gained 20 pounds of fat in the past ten years, you gained (on average) […]

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Part III of this series on the Pennsylvania inheritance tax deals with the taxation of future interests, the sole use trust election, the family exemption and the early payment discount.

The Pennsylvania inheritance tax is an excise tax on the receipt of inherited property by a beneficiary. The rate that applies depends on the beneficiary’s […]

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When we were getting ready to move, I asked my husband if we should have a yard sale. “I don’t think so,” he said. “Our marriage isn’t strong enough for a yard sale.” We looked at each other, laughed, and put everything in the donate pile.

It’s spring, and every […]

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Author Virginia Woolf’s extended essay, “A Room of One’s Own” was published in 1929.  Although Wolff’s piece refers to gender equality, she could have been referring to a hot building trend:  women-centric homes for those 50+.

Women are the second largest group of homeowners, purchasing almost twice as many homes on a first-time and repeat […]

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