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Archive for November, 2011

Getting Rid of Stuff part 2

Dear readers: In the last column, N.S. asked about what to consider in passing her possessions to her children.  She also was concerned that her children would rather avoid the conversation.  Here is our continuing discussion. Distributing possessions does not conjure up thoughts of research.  Yet this has emerged as an area of exploration in [...]

Losing Height

Question:  I can no longer reach the top shelf in my kitchen.  Clearly I am getting shorter.  At 83, I am reluctant to stand on a stepstool and therefore have to wait for my son to help me move dishes to a lower shelf.  Being an impatient woman, that annoys me.   Why am I getting [...]

Financial Literacy

Dear readers.  Regardless of age, it’s hard not to think about money with our current economy. I do not write about managing finances.  That’s best left to the financial experts.  What I can share with you are some trends and information relevant to financial literacy – “the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage [...]