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Getting The Holiday Spirit: How You Can Save Taxes & Support The American Dream

There’s nothing more American than changing your life through the pursuit of higher education. That’s why South Florida’s  Broward College sponsors the American Dream Scholarship fund. It helps needy students cross the finish line to obtain their degree. The program has rigorous requirements, and benefits working, local students who are pursuing a degree in a high demand […]

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HGTV stars Drew and Jonathan Scott Show How to Redecorate That Empty Nest

When my kids went off to college, I reveled in having my home back to myself again. One of the first things I did was repaint and redecorate the kids’ rooms to make up for years of wear and tear. Of course, like many other kids, mine boomeranged back home again, but we all still […]

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Harry Potter Star A Wizard At Saving Money … Without Using Magic

British actor Daniel Radcliffe has starred as Harry Potter in all 8 films of the series, which have grossed over $7.7 billion worldwide at the box office. The 27-year old hasn’t done too badly himself, raking in over $92 million in earnings. He earned a very “modest” $145,000 with the first film, increased to $3 million […]

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Boca High School Teacher Brett Burkey Featured in Kiplinger’s

Yes, that is indeed Spanish River High School econ teacher Brett Burkey in this month’s Kiplinger’s magazine! Seems Kiplinger interviewed Burkey back in 2006 to talk about the investment strategy he used in his own retirement portfolio, and checked back in with him this month for a quick update. Burkey teaches economics at Boca’s Spanish River […]

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Smooth Sailing: Racing From Miami To Havana

A shout out to our friends Captain Ron Schaper and his wife Andrea Dowling, who forwarded this story with Andrea’s photos from SAIL Magazine covering the Inaugural Miami to Havana Race. Ron and crew made the crossing back in February. While they didn’t win, they had a great experience and enjoyed the Marina Hemingway party at the end, “complete with […]

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What I Learned During A Week In Greece

When I tell people I just came back from a week in Greece, most people exclaim something along the lines of “Greece! That’s my favorite place!” But just as many people seem fearful of travelling there due to concerns about political protests and the refugee crisis. After listening to American media coverage, it’s often hard to know what to […]

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Three Decades Of Change For Women Investors

Have things really changed for women investors over the past three decades? Absolutely, and for the better, said top women investment advisors invited to participate on our women’s panel at the September 16 Financial Planning Association event in Fort Lauderdale. Panelists included Linda Lubitz Boone, CFP®, President and Founder of the Lubitz Financial Group in Miami, Carolyn […]

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Sailing Off In Pursuit Of Your Dreams

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but this past week we were presented with two perfect examples of how good planning can help you sail off in pursuit of your dreams. That photo on the right was taken by Ron and Andrea, who just returned from an incredible sailing trip exploring the French Polynesian islands of Bora Bora […]

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Orchestrating A Second Act

It’s not surprising that a woman who has spent a lifetime mastering the “encore” career should be reinventing herself, yet again, as one of the behind-the-scenes supporters of Symphonia, Boca Raton’s world-class classical music orchestra. While many people see retirement as a time to slow down, Boca Raton resident Susan Kaye keeps busy by finding new […]

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Starting A Business At 55+

More workers age 50+ are convinced that it’s time to take the reins into their own hands. Some feel shut out by the corporate world, victims of age bias, others just want more control over their future, or space to spread their wings. But today, many experienced workers are deciding it’s not too late to […]

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