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Get Bold & Gritty in Rochester and beyond

When David Paul launched Bold & Gritty in 2020, his goal was to tell stories centered around Black men who were achieving their wildest dreams, and he wanted to use something familiar — coffee — as the vehicle to reach ...

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Cruising on the Erie Canal

According to Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, nearly 80 percent of upstate New Yorkers live within 25 miles of the canal, including the historic villages of Pittsford and Fairport. A stroll along Main Street in both villages — exploring local ...

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Many reasons to ‘Celebrate More’ in the year ahead

Welcome to Rochester, where there is no limit to what you can do — and no reason to do it anywhere else. After seemingly endless disruptions to every aspect of our lives over the past two years, Rochester residents and ...

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Transition services valuable for aging population (access required)

What do you need to stay safe in your family home, even if your home is getting to be too much? If it’s not possible to stay there, where do you want to live? Who can help you decide where ...

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Keep your cool when dealing with a difficult co-worker (access required)

Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory. – Bill Russell, NBA Hall of Fame I was contacted by someone who asked for my thoughts on how to deal with a difficult co-worker. I asked what the person did ...

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Why is inflation so scary for my retirement plan? (access required)

Over the past decade, investors experienced a best-case scenario of relatively low inflation and strong investment returns from both stocks and bonds. A retirement portfolio could maintain or even grow in value, enabling a retiree to comfortably sustain a withdrawal ...

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Ensuring your financial plan can withstand negative conditions  (access required)

Financial plans differ based on individuals’ incomes, future goals, age and tolerance for risk, but often unconsidered in those plans is the impact of negative events – such as temporary loss of income or an unexpected medical expense – and ...

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Is the Russian ruble rebounding and, if yes, then why? (access required)

Ever since Russia commenced its “special military operation” (a/k/a war) in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the West has hit that nation with a unified slew of sanctions of amazing severity. In fact, no country — large or small — ...

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