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Empty Nest Divorce Is Not Inevitable
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Empty Nest Divorce Is Not Inevitable

It is often said that the first seven years of marriage are the worst. And if a marriage/partnership survives that time frame, it has a better than average chance of succeeding. But, we have all heard of the ‘empty nest divorce’ – when the children leave and the partnership tends to fall apart. Is that…

5 Tips for Achieving a Balanced Empty Nest
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5 Tips for Achieving a Balanced Empty Nest

As children grow up, they leave the nest and move out on their own. But what happens after kids leave the house? This is especially true for many parents recently who might have ‘re-captured’ their children during the COVID pandemic. Especially for college aged kids and young single adult children, many came home to ride…

What is It Like Living on a Cruise Ship Permanently?
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What is It Like Living on a Cruise Ship Permanently?

Live Aboard Life on a Cruise Ship: Pros & Cons The average person spends about two weeks onboard a cruise ship in their lifetime. But what would it be like if you were to live on a cruise ship permanently? Cruise ships offer a unique way to live on the water. And the idea of…

Pickleball: The latest in Competitive Socializing
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Pickleball: The latest in Competitive Socializing

According to the USA Pickleball Association, Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island, a short ferry ride from Seattle, Washington. Three dads – Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell, and Barney McCallum — whose kids were bored with their usual summertime activities — are credited for creating the game.  Pickleball has evolved from original handmade equipment…

Aging Parents and Driving: When Taking the Keys Away from Them is the Right Decision
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Aging Parents and Driving: When Taking the Keys Away from Them is the Right Decision

Many empty nesters are finding that they are replacing childcare with ‘parent care’. This is the life situation that has caused many in our age group to be referred to as the ‘sandwich generation‘. One of those life decisions that such empty nesters face in that situation is their aging parents and driving. When is the right time to address that concern?

Unpaid Taxes Might Curtail Your International Travel Plans
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Unpaid Taxes Might Curtail Your International Travel Plans

Now that the COVID-19 international travel restrictions are loosening up (or soon to loosen up) everyone is itching to hit the roads or runways. But, before you pack those bags to catch that next flight to international destinations, make sure your financial house is in order. Our legal correspondent and tax law expert, Jeff Cohen,…