Year of the Book, Part 2

by Thomas Lally on
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Two years ago – which feels like a different lifetime now – I wrote an article here about wanting to read more books.  Little did I know what changes 2020 would bring, or that I would have more time than ever to read given the lockdowns, social distancing, and just generally not leaving the house...

Warren Buffett's 6 Tricks to Teach Kids About Money

by Richard Ropelewski on
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The Oracle of Omaha even made his own cartoon to help the next generation learn.

With all of his big business deals and philanthropic work, you’d think the billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway wouldn't have time to teach the next generation of investors.

Not so. In 2011, the Oracle of Omaha...

New Year, New You?

by U.S. Wealth Management of Boston on
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Does anyone else think it’s odd that we wait until a New Year to start tackling our goals, or on a smaller scale we “will start on Monday”. What’s so special about a new year or a new week, why can’t we start working towards our goals on a Tuesday, or in October for example?

Don’t get me wrong, I...

Looking for ideas on how to Celebrate Thanksgiving Virtually this year? 

Practicing Social Distancing this Thanksgiving? 

We have included lots of ways to keep traditions alive, even if you aren’t all in the same place this year.

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Virtually!

If you are in a...

About Hermann Ebbinghaus's TheoryYou

by Richard Ropelewski on
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According to Wikipidea, Hermann Ebbinhaus was a psychologist who first described the concept of the learning curve.  The basic idea is the more often you do something the more proficient you get.  No offense to Hermann, but I’m not sure the theory of learning curves applies to the college search...

The 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment season runs from October 15 through December 7 and it’ll be even trickier than normal for new and existing beneficiaries. That’s due to a combination of Covid-19, changes in Medicare rules and new types of coverage offered by private Medicare Advantage plans.

So...

Love in the Time of Covid

by Thomas Lally on
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2020 has been a year to forget, but for us, also one to remember.  After moving into our new house, Susie and I realized that if we wanted to get married outside – which seems like the safe choice right now – we were quickly running out of nice weather to do it.

We always knew it would be small. ...

Signs of Strength In the Economy

by Richard Ropelewski on
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Autumn has arrived, with students back in school, baseball playoffs beginning, and football in full swing.

Life is trying to get back to as normal as possible despite the ongoing impact from COVID-19. While the number of new daily cases and hospitalizations from COVID-19 has steadied in the...

Coffee Appreciation

by Julia Crane on
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I’ve always liked coffee, even as a kid I would try and sneak to the local Dunkin Donuts to get a coffee (well a coffee coolata, which I don’t know if that’s even considered coffee). I never ‘needed’ it for the caffeine, but I always enjoyed them.

When everything started to shut down, and social...

The danger in the market right now is... you

by Richard Ropelewski on

Take a few minutes to peruse the financial news online or tune into cable TV and you might end up with the investor equivalent of whiplash.

Some stocks zoom to nosebleed highs, even as the economy unloads one bad headline after another. Meanwhile, thousands of inexperienced day traders armed with...

Hey, I Forgot I Could Do This …

by Richard Ropelewski on
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Being the younger of two siblings growing up, and the youngest cousin on either side of the family, helping out with younger children was never in my DNA.  So you would think that after raising two kids (or more accurately, knowing when to stay out of the way so my wife Martha could raise two kids)...