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Diane Margolin


From Me
to You...

Little did I know at the beginning of last month, the variety of emotions that would surface as a result of the events I attended.
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Shaping the Social Health of Our Future Generations...

Whether you agree or not, we are "social" creatures, though some of us are a lot more so than others.

Knowing how to relate to one another is very important to our happiness and success. Continued here...

From the East

QinQin Sun Stubis


LisaLisa C. Alexander
Is Your Trust Funded?

One of the biggest mistakes people make with a Trust is failing to fund it. Your Trust is intended to do (at least) two things: carry out your wishes in case of incapacity or death and avoid probate after you die. But, avoiding probate only happens when all your assets are held in the name of the Trust. “Funding” a Trust refers to the transfer of assets to the Trust. When all your assets are in the name of the Trust, the Trust is “funded.” Continued here...

Bladder Infections in Cats

Q:  My three-year-old male cat had bloody urine and was straining to urinate. The veterinarian performed a urine test and found some crystals. They sent me home on a special diet to help reduce crystals, but no antibiotics. Why weren’t antibiotics prescribed?

A: Young male cats with “feline lower urinary tract disorder” (FLUTD) are commonly presented. Continued here...

and Claws

Dr. Frank Lavac

Money Matters

Joshua Bradburn CFP®

Why Our Financial Plan Should Include a Trust

When I meet with new clients, one of the first questions I ask is, “Do you have a personal trust?” I am surprised at how many people do not have this essential financial planning element established. When I go over the benefits, clients are shocked they did not set one up earlier. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

My little boy Jake is just about 16 months old now, and his bright personality is blossoming very rapidly. Most people walking around that are his age are pretty happy. Continued here...

Thoughts From a Second-Time Father

Michael Margolin

Byte by Byte

Miceala Shocklee
Miceala Shocklee

From the Pocket to the Big Screen: Keitai Shousetsu Trends Upwards

Cell phones have become the modern age’s digital multi-tool. From preteen to octogenarian, mobile users derive an ever-expanding list of functions from the pocket boxes of plastic and glass and electricity. Continued here...





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