Monthly archives: April 2013
ABOUT A MONTH AFTER LAUNCHING THIS SITE, I was at a conference speaking about job-hunting skills needed to succeed in today’s improving (but still tough) economy. The program covered job-seekers at any age, but ended up focusing on the issues facing our audience of mostly 40-somethings—and there[...]
A JOURNEY INTO THE DEVIL'S THROAT
Paula Ann Murphy
OUR SHIP ARRIVED EARLY as the fog rose in Paranagua, Brazil. After hiking in the mist, we rode to the Curituba airport and boarded a chartered aircraft destined for Iguassu Falls. The falls are on the Parana, a river that separates Brazil from[...]
WHAT IT REALLY TAKES TO BE A 'FRIEND'
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
FACEBOOK HAS DONE AN AMAZING THING—they now own the word friend. The problem is that they[...]
HOW JOURNALING GUIDED ME THROUGH OVERWHELMING CRISIS
Andrea S. Gould
My writing a book was unintentional. It started with my childhood diaries, then grew into a more dignified record of my living—my journals, now stored in an ordinary trunk in my Arizona garage.
Somewhere between the sketch [...]
SOME STRATEGIES TO EASE ‘EQUITY ANXIETY’
Ronald W. Rogé
I have a good friend who lives in Great Britain who is also a financial adviser. I was speaking with him several weeks ago and asked how his business was doing. “Ever since the FTSE [the British equivalent of the Dow Jones Industrial Avera[...]
THE RISK OF TURNING OVER YOUR HOME TO YOUR KIDS
THINKING ABOUT PUTTING YOUR CHILDREN'S NAME on the deed to your house? Think again.
Although giving your children your house and reserving for yourself a life estate may seem like a smart strategy to avoid probate, there are poten[...]