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Senior care staff help families pick the best place

Watching aging parents slowly lose their ability to live independently can be one of the most difficult things for an adult child, Courtney McGinnis says. But what is often harder is the conversation that comes next—when children or caregivers look ...

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Preparation is the key to savoring retirement

Sweeping away obstacles to a fulfilling retirement means preparing for the transition on many fronts, experts say. Unresolved legal matters, financial issues and doubts about no longer being moored to work commitments can sour what should be a pleasant new ...

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New horizons for virtual lawyering and accounting

The next advancement in the law or accounting office is doing away with the office entirely. Virtual or e-lawyering and accounting practices take advantage of legal and accounting software systems to provide services online—possibly eliminating the need for office space. ...

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Doing due diligence the right way prevents problems

To ensure that clients make informed decisions about whether to proceed with business transactions, attorneys and accountants often rely on due diligence. That fact-finding process should begin as early as possible during acquisition negotiations because whatever comes to light can ...

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Financial planning for millennials is more hands-on

What’s on the minds of the millennial generation—those currently in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties—when it comes to saving for retirement, investing and financial planning? While much mainstream attention is paid to how millennials differ from previous generations, area financial planners ...

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Rising debt levels cast a shadow over retirement

Seniors in debt improve their chances for righting their financial ship if they cast off the denial that comes with money woes. Being open to advice is often the first step toward digging out of the hole. Still, financial experts ...

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Revealing an investor’s true inclinations takes time

See correction below. Creating a successful investment strategy starts with understanding the investor’s level of risk tolerance. “It’s important to know what their risk tolerance is, so that you’re adequately and accurately reflecting the investments to meet and match their ...

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Building with features that enhance employee wellness

With one room designed for yoga, jazzercise and other group fitness classes and another filled with treadmills and strength training machines, the employee gym at St. John’s Home on Highland Avenue is a far cry from the bare-bones and cramped ...

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Nanotechnology changing building methods for the better

Though it works behind the scenes, nanotechnology is making its presence known in green buildings. More types of insulation, coatings and light sensors now have nano properties, and toilets that sanitize water using nano-sized beads could join those products if ...

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Innovations enhance sustainable building designs

When it comes to building, Richard Greer thinks going green is the way to go. “I’m definitely a proponent of wisely using green and sustainable practices to achieve results,” says Greer, the director of facilities at Roberts Wesleyan College. Greer ...

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Local telecoms at the ready with more bandwidth

Rochester-area firms continue to demand speedier Internet access. “Businesses now have to ramp up their ability to send and receive data a lot faster to communicate, not only with business customers, but with their consumer customers,” says Trent Bridges, director ...

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Opportunities abound for local tech workers

Flush with opportunities for career advancement, software developers and Web designers are making their mark in more industries than ever before. Statistics point to their long-term demand, as cybercrime, health care reform and the proliferation of mobile devices present new ...

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Social media strategies differ from leader to leader

There are over a billion people who have active social media accounts. But do local leaders engage? Depending on the organization, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram can be vital to doing business or simply another way ...

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Birth rate for women 30 and older continues to climb

Many a woman of childbearing age has been subject to the not-so-subtle question at family gatherings: “So, when are you planning on having a family? You’re not getting any younger, you know.” Those well-meaning family members may need to find ...

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