Multi-Generational Travel With Family

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Bringing order to chaos and stamping out small fires as they occur in the emergency department turn out to be great preparation for family travel. It’s like any other shift, only it stains your regular clothes. As I write this on a plane in mid-June, we have just completed our second multi-generational family trip of the summer.  The goal was …

Planting A Seed Or Robbing A Dream?

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My daughter, a budding third grade artist, has begun to reflect on what she likes to do and whom she looks up to as a source of career inspiration.  A few weeks ago, without prompting, she announced she was going to become either a teacher or an artist.  This led me to do some soul searching about what kind of …

Dying Traditions And Ruffled Chicken Feathers

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Growing up with immigrant parents, you find that certain “old country” practices your folks learned as second nature don’t always translate so well in the new country. Some concepts that would be perfectly acceptable in the home country were a little off here in the U.S.  When my great-grandmother died while my siblings and I were away at summer camp, …

I’ve Got The Brains. You’ve Got The Looks.  Let’s Save Lots Of Money.

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FOTF really likes his financial advisor.  They have a warm personal relationship.  She took him on as a favor to his parents when he had few assets and she had plenty of bigger clients to occupy her time.  He’s enjoyed their annual financial reviews, although since he and I started the dialogue about whether he might personally assume these responsibilities, …