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How’s Your Medicare D Plan?

How’s Your Medicare D Plan?
By Mark Johnson R.CPhT., Texoma LIVING WELL Magazine

The time is here if you are needing to change your Medicare Part D plan or if you are wanting to change your Medicare Advantage plan. You also have the opportunity during this time to switch from a Medicare Advantage plan and go to original Medicare. The open enrollment period is from October 7 through December 15. […]

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Homemade Holiday Gifts & Treats

Homemade Holiday Gifts & Treats
Part One: Sweets
I love love love Christmas Baking. I love Cookie Exchanges. I love homemade Holiday’s Hostess Gifts. I thought I should put together a couple little posts with a combination of great treats for the upcoming holidays! First, I had to tackle the sweets. It actually took me a few tries to narrow it down to 10. You know my love of cookies is infinite which means I could have put ALL my cookie recipes on here and call it a day…but I didn’t. I actually thought this through and decided on what would make a great treat to give someone you care about. […]

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Tax Planning Opportunities

Tax Planning Opportunities

By Robin Jackson, Partner Terry Lockridge & Dunn, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine

The end of 2012 will soon be upon us. And with the year drawing to a close, now is an ideal time to review your tax situation and evaluate tax savings strategies that may help you minimize your 2012 tax bill. Here are a few planning suggestions to help get you started. […]

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Living with Dementia

Living with Dementia
By Doug Linze, LNFA, Denton LIVING WELL Magazine

Regardless of the cause or the age of onset, there are few people who have not experienced first hand a friend or loved one with the effects of some level of dementia. When do you call it dementia? It’s probably not when you just forget where you left your keys, but it might be when someone who in the past has kept up with their personal finances begins to receive notices of unpaid bills, or you notice a change in how a person reacts to circumstances that are uncharacteristic of past behavior. It’s one of those situations that leave you with an uneasy feeling.
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How to be safe online

How to be safe online
By Greg E. Niemeyer

Make the online world a safer place
In today’s fast-paced world, computers and mobile devices are not only must-have gadgets, they’re essential to daily life. From social networking and e-mailing to research, online shopping and more, people are connected more than ever before. And since the Internet is the new medium for interaction, business and communication, it’s more important than ever to be safe and secure when using it. […]

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Have you been feeling a little tired lately?

Have you been feeling a little tired lately?
By Andrew Anderson, PA-C

You think you’re just getting old, because of that tiredness you explain away as the aging process, or that thinning of the hair that once used to be so thick and now finds its home on the hairbrush every time you brush. You may be getting older, or might you have a medical problem, such as thyroid disease. […]

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Residential care homes provide affordable, unique option for senior care

Residential care homes provide affordable, unique option for senior care
Arty Care Home, located in Richardson, gives one family “peace of mind”

Courtesy Arty Care Home, Collin County LIVING WELL Magazine

Making a decision on long-term senior care may seem daunting—it’s expensive, it’s emotional and there seem to be limited options. These days, however, with the United States on the threshold of a boom—the baby boom, that is—families will have more and more choices on how they will be cared for during their “golden years.” […]