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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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Quote Of The Week: The Search For Yield

“Investors are once again being forced to look farther afield for income and returns. In some cases, that requires them to face the unpleasant prospect of taking more risk or lowering their longer-term expectations. “That’s the world we’re living in now,” said James Bianco,  head of Chicago-based advisory firm Bianco Research. “Two percent is now […]

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Using This Windows Operating System? Your Computer Could Soon Be Attacked

Almost half of all desktop computers in the U.S. are reportedly using the Windows 7 operating system. Windows 7 was introduced in 2009, replacing the unpopular Windows Vista system, and won fans due to its ease of use and reliability. Fast forward 10 years, to 2019. Windows 7 is still a huge hit with consumers […]

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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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Throwback Thursday: Vinyl Sales Poised To Outstrip CDs

Have you heard the saying that everything old is new again? Here’s a case in point. Vinyl recordings are likely to outsell CDs for the first time since 1986, reveals a new mid-year report from the Recording Industry Association of America. Incredible but true. Vinyl sales are growing at over 10% per year, reports 361 […]

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Hurricane Dorian Relief: Donations For The Bahamas

They need our help! Our neighbors in the Bahamas bore the brunt of hurricane Dorian, suffering severe damage and loss of life. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has put together a comprehensive list of ways to help and donate needed supplies. You can see the entire list here. They’ve also gathered some useful tips on how […]

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Preparing For Hurricane Dorian

Update as of Wednesday, September 4: The storm has passed and we are relieved to say that our office is open, with operations back to normal again. We are thankful that Hurricane Dorian passed us by, although we are saddened to hear of the devastating damage that has occurred to our east in the Bahamas. […]

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