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Local facilities care for residents’ memory in various ways (access required)

Age-related memory problems and mild cognitive impairments are a common part of aging. In our later years, we might temporarily forget friends’ names, depend more and more on lists to keep our days organized, or find the car keys have ...

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New tax rules will complicate divorce (access required)

A change in federal tax law is causing a great deal of stress among divorcing couples, their lawyers and accountants because it complicates the determination of a maintenance payments paid by one spouse to the other. Previously, maintenance payments, often ...

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Adoption requires expert legal advice to navigate hurdles (access required)

Whether families are looking to adopt children domestically or internationally, it is a complicated process that requires legal counsel, local experts say. “Every step of the way folks have to understand that it’s a lengthy process,” says Jennifer Berenson, director ...

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Heading for Divorce? It Doesn’t Have to be World War III (access required)

Depending on where you obtain your statistics, one-third to one-half of all marriages end in divorce. The perception is that divorce is an ugly, messy process that destroys everyone in its path. Often only one spouse wants to divorce and ...

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Stock market anxiety: Here’s why you should stay in the game (access required)

Should I get out of the stock market?  That is a question I have been asked many times lately as stocks have gyrated wildly.  The short answer is “No,” and that should be the end of this article. Nevertheless, I ...

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Investment executives say recession anxiety is currently overblown (access required)

The United States economy has been in a period of growth for nearly a decade and markets have largely been on the rise in recent years, but with an economic downturn almost certain to come eventually some investors are wondering ...

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Screening tests are important for maintaining one’s health (access required)

Preventative health screening tests are an important way to detect potential diseases or health disorders early before symptoms become noticeable, and such tests can often lead to better health outcomes and longer lives. Doctors say a healthy diet, exercise and ...

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Prioritizing wellness doesn’t have to be difficult (access required)

Ever feel your life is just full of decisions? If so, then actually you are right. Researchers estimate that the average adult makes about 35,000 remotely conscious decisions each day. And as your level of responsibility increases, so does the ...

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As boomers age, estate planning looms large (access required)

Boomers beware! Poor estate planning could reduce the assets you leave behind—or eliminate them altogether. U.S. baby boomers are projected to pass $30 trillion in assets to their heirs over the next 30 to 40 years, according to a study ...

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Dying without a will may trigger trouble, long wait for heirs (access required)

Prince, or the artist formerly known as Prince, or whatever his name ultimately was, made headlines throughout his life for his talent and eccentricities.  However, the headlines after his death in 2016 revolved around the fact that he died with ...

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To avoid pitfalls, trust and estate planning can go a long way (access required)

Given end-of-the-year excesses, it may not be far-fetched to suggest that what truly scared the heck out of Ebenezer Scrooge was a single, harsh reality: Despite his disdain for wasteful spending and frivolity, he failed to plan ahead. Now that ...

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Charities, looking back on 2018, thankful for Rochester givers (access required)

There’s no question that Rochesterians are generous—nearly 7,500 people donated more than $706,000 in 24 hours for the 2018 ROC the Day event, for example—but the community seems to really know how to rally when it’s most needed, and not ...

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Giving matters for many reasons (access required)

On any given night in Monroe County there are 835 people experiencing homelessness—including 200 children. In the last month, more than 4,000 calls for help were made to 2-1-1 Lifeline, our community’s resource center, with the top needs being shelter, ...

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Downtown living is mostly space to rent, not space to own (access required)

If you build it, not only will they come, but they will buy. At least that’s what Jamie Seibold, a real estate salesperson with Howard Hanna, believes about downtown living spaces. The problem: there just aren’t many new apartments, lofts ...

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How to prepare your home or business for disasters (access required)

Rochester is not considered a high-risk area for disasters like hurricane, tornadoes or catastrophic flooding. But Jeremias Maneiro, a real estate broker based in Rochester, can remember heavy rains a couple of years ago that flooded the beachfront property of ...

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