The Road to Global, Sustainable Happiness

In the most recent World Happiness Survey, Nordic countries rule. This year, Switzerland has the distinct honor of playing host to the happiest citizens of the world, followed closely by Iceland, Denmark and Norway. Rounding out the top 10 are Canada, Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden,…

Digital Shopping

How much has new technology shaped our behaviors as consumers? More than you might realize. Even if you personally do not use your cellphone to check prices and product availability while shopping, the clerk helping you inside a store may. A recent study by The…

Palliative Care: What It Is, What It Is Not

Palliative care emerged in the 1980s as a holistic, team approach to supporting patients suffering from serious medical conditions. It is not the same thing as hospice care. While both focus on making the patient more comfortable, the difference is that hospice is called for…

All-Inclusive Resorts: The Key to Vacationing on a Budget?

How often have you given yourself a limit as to how much you’ll spend while on vacation, only to find you spend much more? One way to control this phenomenon is to book your next vacation at one of the increasingly popular all-inclusive resorts. An…

Finding a Home for an Elderly Person

We spend a lot of time researching where to spend our vacations, where to send our children to college, where to spend or invest our money and even how to create meal plans, whether for a big family occasion or nightly dinners. However, one thing…

Are You Worried About Money?

Legg Mason recently conducted a survey among affluent  individuals with at least $200,000 in investable assets — the average was $385,000 in retirement income plan savings. At an average age of 58, these individuals were close enough to retirement that planning for it weighed heavily…