A Look Back on an Exciting Year

It’s been a good year, both at the office and at home. On the home front, it’s been a particularly exciting year for my three kids. My daughter, Sara, moved back home from North Carolina with her husband, Jeremy.  She went to law school in North Carolina and had been practicing law there for the… Read More »

Ways to Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder

Last week we touched on the “Holiday Blues”. We’d like to revisit it, as the days still aren’t yet getting any shorter. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a form of depression that people experience every fall and winter. If you find yourself feeling blue as the days become shorter and darker, know there are things… Read More »

Holiday Blues — Depression Among Seniors

The holiday season offers many opportunities to spend quality time with family and friends. If you are a caregiver or family member of an aging loved one, you may observe a change in their mood or behavior during the holidays. You may notice unusual signs of fatigue or sadness or perhaps limited interest in the… Read More »

What are you thankful for?

“Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.” ~ Guillaume Apollinaire  Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends and give thanks for our many blessings.  I think it’s natural sometimes to focus on what we don’t have instead of the things we are grateful… Read More »

Did You Buy A New Home But Are Still Trying To Sell Your Old Home? Here’s How To Keep Your Property Taxes From Going Up.

On April 8, 2008, former Governor Granholm signed an amendment to the law that enables a person who has established a new principal residence to keep a Principal Residence Exemption (PRE) on property previously exempt as the owner’s principal residence. The conditional rescission allows an owner to receive a PRE on his or her current… Read More »

Are Your Heirs Ready for Your Collectibles?

Many people invest in collectibles. Sometimes it’s an intentional investment; other times, the collection accrues simply from the love of collecting. And sometimes, people come into a collection as part of an inheritance without even realizing it has additional value. Interestingly enough, the collectibles market can be just as volatile as any financial market. In… Read More »