There is over $58,000,000,000 of unclaimed funds waiting to be recovered in the United States. How much of it yours?

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One in 10 Americans have money owed to them that remains unclaimed. No, these are not funds that are in dispute.


Brace yourselves boys and girls by May 3, 2023 you’ll need a photo ID or drivers license with a gold star in the righthand corner to do things that you’re use to doing with zip now

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Licenses, passports, non-drivers license ID, the new Real ID; mandatory for interstate air travel starting May, 3, 2023.

They all have one thing in common — a mug shot of the bearers that almost everybody feels portrays them at their worst.


Lease, Lend and Live; a more comfortable alternative for many thoughtful investors.

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Decades ago Edward McCaffery, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law coined the phrase Buy, Borrow,Die because he noticed certain tax law doctrines could benefit the wealthy.


The answer may surprise you!

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Those who aren’t, often look at those who are — with envy.


I’m convinced the glue that holds families together are traditions.

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There are anthropological traditions, both religious and other holidays on the calendar, that give us a suggested way of celebrating: turkey on Thanksgiving, gift giving under the tree on Christmas, church celebration and colored eggs on Easter. These institutionalized traditions help us create future memories with our family members.


Not to worry, he gave me a new one.

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Who could be calling me at eight o’clock in the morning with something so important that I should get out of the bath tub and answer the phone?


There, sitting in my office that day staring at the two pill bottles one containing Warfarin (Coumadin) tablets of 5 mgs and the other 2 mgs.. Which pills did I just take?

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This story is the beginning of almost my end. It all started when I was in my early 60’s on a routine wellness visit to my doctor.. My long time GP, with whom I’d grown quite close suggested that I see a cardiologist. In his words, “Brian, I think you’re old enough to have your own cardiologist!” …


Does beauty make a woman as desirable to a man as his wealth may attract her?

Are there traits that are more important than either physical appearance or wealth in a long term relationship?

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An article in The Atlantic Magazine points out that beauty and wealth were not the number one attraction that draw people together. “Kindness and understanding” took the day followed by “exciting personality” and then “intelligence.”


It’s been almost 50 years since I took that fateful walk around the block and made my decision.

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I’d passed my Series 7 Exam to be accredited to handle investment planning for the largest brokerage firm in Philadelphia, Ronson & Co*


The answer to this question may be reflected in your net worth.

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In his book— Papa, a Personal Memoir, author Gregory Hemmingway quoted his father Earnest as giving him this sage advice:

Brian Dickens Barrabee

A lifetime of philosophical, psychological, physical and fiscal involvement. Above all, a storyteller. brianbarrabee@aol.com

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