• When #metoo Meets I’m Sorry

    When it comes to youngsters, we accept apologies for bad behavior.  We’ll forgive them for tipping over a lamp while they’re wrestling.  We talk to them about the bad behavior and use the incident as a life lesson.  How about later on, though?  Do we accept apologies when our spouse does something stupid?  Okay, maybe […]
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  • Shake, Rattle, and Roll

    Shake, Rattle, and Roll is the title of the Bill Haley hit from the fifties, but it could be so much more.  It could also be a tactic to fend off an attack or even, to save your life.  Recently, I assisted in teaching a class of twenty-eight women on self-defense.  We taught the women […]
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  • Am I Too Old to Be “#MeToo”?

    One of my dearest clients was in my office last week to discuss some financial planning, and as we began, she started crying.  She had recently read one of my blogs and she’d also taken one of my self defense courses.  As I pushed the tissue box towards her, I asked her in a muted […]
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  • Still Waiting for the Happy New Year

    It seems, this year, that we have heard nothing but bad news.  So, with that being said, I’m feeling pretty sad.  The holidays have arrived, a time when everyone should be appreciating the fun, the family, and the ridiculous sweaters.  I’ve tried to be happy, but a few weeks ago a train in Washington state […]
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  • No Phishing for Christmas

    This time of year, we’re all busy getting prepared for the holidays by shopping, watching Hallmark movies, waiting for snow, and watching more Hallmark movies.  Then, there is the Grinch literally trying to steal Christmas from under our trees. This year, the Grinch will be played by any one of the people “phishing” on the […]
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  • Crossing the Line In The Sand

    Usually I talk about my clients and some of the problems that they face. It can be dating online, making sure that someone doesn’t snatch your purse or wallet, or the latest scammer that is out to steal every dime we have. So, I thought how about I talk about me?  Okay, not really about […]
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  • Open Enrollment or an Open Door?

    Recently, my clients have been calling for help.  They are getting a lot of phone calls and mail about their Medicare and supplemental insurance. One client told me she had been asked to give her personal information over the phone.  She said she had been speaking to “a very nice young man” who was selling […]
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  • Zyrtec, Zantac, Xanax – Are You Looking?

    I was speaking with a client a few days ago when she excused herself to retrieve her allergy medicine from her bag.  Upon opening her purse, ten medications fell onto my table. Quickly, she looked at her medications, pulled a tablet from the selection, and paused when she began to take it.  She had quickly […]
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  • The Best Years of Whose Lives?

    Two days ago, my phone rang.  It was a client calling to tell me that an angel had saved her granddaughter during the shooting in Las Vegas.  She was crying on the phone, in a strange combination of pure joy and utter depression. She was asking the question we are all asking these days; “What […]
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  • Like a Fox Guarding The Hen House

    This can’t be happening.  Now there is now another way for my clients to lose their money and their identities and it isn’t even because of some fraudster.  No, this time, the “perp” is a legitimate business failing miserably to protect its “people”.  I’m speaking, of course, about the Equifax breach. For 35 years, I’ve […]
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