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Getting Health Insurance Through Your Job? Typical Family Coverage Now Costs $20k

You know it’s expensive. But just how much does your health insurance actually cost in 2019? The cost of family coverage for the typical employer health plan just passed the $20,000 mark ($20,576 to be exact), according to the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation. Your employer, on average, is picking up 71% of the cost. That’s […]

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Smile! It’s National Dog Week

Here’s something to put a smile on your face. It’s National Dog Week from September 22 though September 28. Whether you have a faithful furry friend of your own, or you’re just a doting Fairy DogMother who pampers the neighborhood pets, there’s always something to celebrate when there’s a dog in the house. Two out […]

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Women In Distress: Moving Forward Through Economic Empowerment!

It’s all about economic empowerment! Our South Florida chapter of the Financial Planning Association is sponsoring monthly financial literacy presentations for women residents at Women in Distress, a local full service domestic violence center serving the Fort Lauderdale area. For 45 years, Women in Distress has been helping domestic violence survivors and their families. Last month, […]

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Medical Marijuana Goes Mainstream

I knew that medical marijuana had gone mainstream when one of my clients told me she was getting her medical marijuana card to deal with chronic shoulder pain. What made us have a chuckle together over her admission? My client is in her mid-80s. Not your typical pothead, right? Think again. Medical marijuana is a […]

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How Caregiving Duties Are Pushing More Women Out Of The Workforce

Many working age women (and men) – and quite a few of our clients – are caring for aging parents. That’s a difficult and often exhausting job. A recent New York Times article on the reality of caregiving (“Why Aren’t More Women Working? They’re Caring for Parents”) showed how women caregivers are often forced to drop […]

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Women: The Alzheimer’s Odds Are Not In Your Favor

If you’re a woman, the odds are not in your favor, at least when it concerns the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s. The numbers show that women are more likely than men to develop Alzheimer’s. According to AARP, almost two-thirds of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease are women. In fact, women in their 60s are actually […]

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Not Taking Your Vacation Time? Better Rethink That

Have you ever told yourself you’re too busy to take time off from work, or neglected to take the leave you’ve earned? You’re not the only one. American workers accumulated 705 million vacation days in 2017 (the last year surveyed), and failed to use them. If that sounds like you, here’s some good reasons to re-think […]

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On The Road With Fido And Fluffy

Love your pet ❤️? There’s about 85 million households in the U.S. that do. And with warmer weather on the way, it may soon be time to take Fido, Fluffy or Princess on the road, or maybe on a plane trip. But how do you know where your four-legged friend will be welcomed like the […]

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What We Can All Learn From Luke Perry’s Untimely Death

Even if you never watched the 90’s hit show “Beverly Hills 90210,” it’s hard not to be shocked and saddened by the untimely passing of actor Luke Perry, age 52, who died after suffering a massive stroke earlier this week. The unexpected death of a favorite celebrity helps drive home what it means to be truly […]

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