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10 Weird Work Stories from 2009

2009 marked another year of unforgettable occurrences in entertainment, politics and current events. Barack Obama was inaugurated as the first African-American president of the United States. A global pandemic of the H1N1 virus, known as “swine flu,” broke out. Rio de Janeiro was named the site of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Major American icons such […]

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Get financially fit in a hurry

Written by Nolan Baker Mark Clair | | letters@toledofreepress.com The start of the new year is gone and many are back focused on daily routines as the holiday parties have come to an end. Many made New Year’s resolutions on things to personally improve on. One resolution, getting and staying financially fit, should be a […]

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Sales pitch or solution?

Written by Nolan Baker Mark Clair | | letters@toledofreepress.com For local retirees between the ages of 55 and 75, invitations to free dinner workshops probably show up in the mail on a regular basis. Heck, if someone really wanted, they could plan their entire dining out around town just by attending various financial events. Some […]

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The Retirement GPS

Written by Nolan Baker Mark Clair | | letters@toledofreepress.com Every now and then it is fun to get off the highway and take the back roads. I, Nolan, remember growing up in high school and spending a lot of time on what I called “the thinking road.” It is a nice country road with winding […]

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World’s Top Adventure Trips

Wave-battered headlands ripped past us, shrouded in fog, as the tiny plane banked and turned, weaving along the ramparts of the rugged coast. Abruptly, the pilot steered into a bay where the receding tide had laid bare a broad patch of sand. Down we floated and stepped out to find ourselves in a valley of […]

One Smart Cookie

How a teenager who helped the homeless became a successful entrepreneur. By Jill Sheiman as told to William Deerfield, Fairfield, Connecticut   People are surprised when they learn I have my own cookie business, with my own name on the packages and a contract with a bakery. After all, I’m only 16 years old and still […]

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Golf’s Ultimate Equipment Guide for 2010

There are 94 products profiled in this, our seventh annual Hot List. How did we get here? It’s the culmination of a year’s worth of investigation, including unbiased input from a team of 32 players, teachers, golf retailers and scientists during two weeks of testing in Mesquite, Nevada. Their advice, along with mountains of technical […]

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Titling Accounts Incorrectly Could Be A Financial Disaster

Written by Nolan Baker Mark Clair | | letters@toledofreepress.com A couple of years ago, an elderly lady came in to talk about her estate plan and have her documents reviewed. She had set up a living trust years ago and wanted to make sure everything was up-to-date. We looked over her documents for her and […]

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A will? Or a trust?

Written by Nolan Baker Mark Clair |  letters@toledofreepress.com If you are like most that are long overdue to get your estate plan done, or perhaps it is done but it is very out of date, one of the common questions asked is “do I need a will or a trust?” First, let’s define what a […]