Finance

Tax Reform May Provide a Tail Wind for Dividends

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Investors love dividends and rightfully so. Dividends increase a stocks total return, reduce risk regardless of investment style and provide a source of income. Dividend payouts also serve as a proxy for the overall health of the economy. Because the economy has been in growth mode, all-be-it slow, dividend payments have been solid. And there […]

Health

Is Healthcare a Right or a Privilege?

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It seems as if there is a new twist to the ongoing story of healthcare reform every day. One of the drivers of reform is whether access to healthcare is a right or a privilege. Here’s how I distinguish a right from a privilege. A right is an entitlement. A privilege is earned. According to […]

Health

The Gift of Life

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I recently listened to an episode from one of my favorite podcasts – Radiolab. The episode is titled: Match Made in Marrow. It is an amazing and inspiring story about selflessness, altruism, science, religion and magic. Here’s an excerpt from the website. “One day, without thinking much of it, Jennell Jenney swabbed her cheek and signed […]

Lifestyle

9 Good Reasons to Declutter

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Originally Posted AUGUST 31, 2017 on retirementjourneys.com – declutter Most of us save stuff – lots of stuff. We save because we think things have value – monetary or sentimental. We associate things with our identity which we have developed over the course of our lives. But there comes a time, often when we have to […]