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Year: 2015

Estate Planning Beyond Traditional Family

Watch this video on YouTube One of the reasons so many of us procrastinate when it comes to estate planning is a reluctance to think about death and dying. Another reason that may be even stronger is the need to make decisions. It’s not so hard to make an...

Talking About Death, Money, and Emotions

Watch this video on YouTube One of the challenges in financial planning is the strong taboo in our society against talking about money. Another powerful taboo is talking about death when someone has a serious illness. When someone is diagnosed with cancer, for...

Marcia Kahler in The Glass Menagerie

This is the last weekend to see Marcia Kahler (Rick’s wife) perform the lead in Tennessee Williams’ epic play, The Glass Menagerie.  This classic American memory play unfolds in the studio theater as Tom, the work’s narrator, looks back on a...

Teacher Salaries Adjusted For Cost of Living

Watch this video on YouTube South Dakota is tops in many things. We are consistently rated as among the best in the nation for business climate, trust law, clean air, low taxes, and the best cities to retire in. It annoys me, then, when we are last in something...

Budget Act Cuts Social Security Filing Options

Watch this video on YouTube Congress is about to curtail two little-known, but very useful, benefits of Social Security. These are the ability to file-and-suspend and to file a restricted application. At the time of this writing, Congress had not formally passed the...