From the monthly archives: March 2015

Teddy Roosevelt used to be called the Trust-Buster because he forced the great railroad combination in the Northwest to break apart. He was the avowed foe of all sorts of trusts and monopolies.

Now the term ”Trust-Buster” may have a new meaning. Lots of folks find themselves with trusts set up for estate tax savings […]

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Thrive Week 5

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.  Let us move forward with strong and active faith.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

So far, you have created a vision and are now preparing to take an action…  Part of your preparation is to imagine what reaching your goals […]

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Research has shown that strengthening exercises are both safe and effective for women and men of all ages, including those who are not in perfect health.

In fact, people with health concerns—including heart disease or arthritis—often benefit the most from an exercise program that includes lifting weights a few times each week. Strength training regularly […]

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Are You Ready to Retire?

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If you are age 50 or older, you are at least thinking about retirement.

The thought of retiring is frightening to many people. Concerns about investment returns, Social Security, medical costs, and the solvency of pension plans have many people delaying retirement plans. A recent survey […]

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Thrive Week 4

THRIVE-ing is about living the life you have envisioned.  Are you THRIVE-ing now?  If not, what are some of the things in your life that you would like to change?  Does your vision reflect the changes you want to make?

In order to THRIVE, you must invest daily in yourself.  You have […]

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Karen Lemmey, American Art’s sculpture curator is organizing an installation that will include Hiram Power’s Greek Slave, one of the most popular sculptures of the 19th century. As part of her preparation, she is working with Smithsonian X3D, part of the Institution’s Digitization program, to create a 3D model of the Greek Slave. […]

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Many senior taxpayers claim the standard deduction on their annual income tax return instead of itemizing deductions. Often seniors pay little or no mortgage interest, and they usually don’t owe much for state and local income and property taxes. Most of the common itemized deductions don’t add up to much for seniors. Add to that […]

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Have you ever been to the Museum of Questionable Medical Devices? I have. it’s located inside the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul.

The moment that I entered the exhibit space, my eyes and mind began to swirl. There are so many intriguing sites that it is exceedingly hard to focus on any one particular […]

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Thrive Week 3

Your attitude is made up of how your brain thinks and how you feel.  Your Body, Brains, and Bliss (how you feel) are all connected and must all be healthy in order to THRIVE.  Luckily, you can use the same tool to work on your Body, your Brains, and your Bliss… that tool […]

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