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DOWNSIZING YOUR “STUFF” ISN’T EASY

When Jill’s surrogate mother died, a bittersweet experience was cleaning out her house. Every book had the name of who was to receive it (she was a retired librarian). The rest of the content in the house was overwhelming in … Continue reading

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HEALTH CARE COSTS IN RETIREMENT

Fidelity estimates a 65-year-old couple will need on average $230,000 to cover health care costs in retirement.  This is $20,000 less than 2010’s $250,000. The reduction is largely a result of the new Medicare changes being implemented. This decline is … Continue reading

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China’s Use of Commodities

Alan Abelson wrote an article called “Paradigm Shift” in the  May 16 edition of Barron’s. Included is a table showing the commodity consumed by China. It is a good indicator of the impact the Chinese have on world growth. China’s … Continue reading

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