Chuck Conrad Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

Recently, our very own Chuck Conrad changed lives in the community by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity to work on a house in Cleveland, near West 130th and Bellaire. He was involved with demolition work, as well as fixing up the foundation…

Ladies, it's Time to Discuss your Current Retirement Plan

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I was recently having lunch with my ten year old daughter, and she was letting me know how her life will turn out. Evidently, she’ll be attending Harvard for both her undergraduate and her law degrees. She’ll then work as a prosecuting…

The Transition from a Happy Marriage to Widowhood

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I recently had lunch with a friend in Columbus. It was on her wedding anniversary and she had unexpectedly lost her husband two months prior. Suffice it to say, there were more than a few tears. She shared many stories about her husband,…

Romance Scams Can Have Devastating Results

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February is considered the month of love, but for some it is a reminder of the loneliness of being single, divorced or widowed. Luckily, we have social media outlets that are available to make us feel as if we’re connecting with others, and…

Act II, Seen 40: Encore Careers - The Sequel

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I was presenting to a group of jobseekers recently and I could not help but notice a sense of despair from the more “mature” attendees.  In many cases, it seemed as though they have given up. I heard comments like, “I’m 55. Who is going…

Act II, Seen 40: Encore Careers

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Regardless of what the news media might be reporting, MANY people have been landing on their feet and obtaining gainful employment, especially in Ohio. In fact, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), Ohio's unemployment…

We Have Something to Talk About

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As a financial advisor, my personal goal is to have a positive impact on my clients, every day. I think one of the most fulfilling parts of my job is helping women prepare for retirement. It is also the most fun because every day is different.…

A Sobering Wake-up Call

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In May, my family suffered a devastating tragedy when my sister-in-law, Tracy, passed away suddenly at the age of 40. Tracy was an absolute joy to be around and she was a terrific wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She displayed…