Category : Lifestyle

Get the Girls Together and Join Us!

I hope you had a wonderful summer (and I hate to see it wane). Now we’re heading into fall, and that not only means cooler weather, back-to-school for the kids, and a lot of holiday planning on the horizon, but…

Who Needs an Estate Plan?

For many people, their attitude about estate planning matches their attitude about fixing a squeaky hinge or submitting the warranty registration form that came with the refrigerator: They know they should probably get around to doing it at some point….

Get Ready for Back-to-School

When enrolling my daughter in kindergarten in 2010, our school of choice required her to take a placement test. I didn’t give a thought as to what the test might ask her. Tie her shoes? Sing the alphabet? Point to…

Writing Off Your Business Miles: A Crash Course

Track the miles you drive for work to deduct the cost from your taxes. Use a mileage log to give an accurate number to the government. When you drive for work, you’re eligible to take a write-off for nearly all…

Does Your Dated Deck Need Some TLC?

As the first rays of springtime sun begin to peep through April’s clouds, warming the air and teasing us with the promise of even pleasanter weather to come, we turn our mind’s eye toward the approaching days when we can…

The ABLE Act – New Pennsylvania Law Provides Additional Tool for Special-Needs Planning

The federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was enacted in December 2014. The federal law authorizes each state to develop their own ABLE programs, and many states have moved quickly to implement ABLE, including Pennsylvania, where on April…

What Will You Be Doing on April Fools’ Day?

I hope you’ll be gathering your friends and family and heading over to the fourth annual Dauphin County women’s expo on Saturday, April 1—April Fools’ Day! It’s always an exciting day, with vendors offering information on just about anything imaginable—pets,…

Exploring Mayan Ruins

The ideal vacation varies from person to person. It could be relaxing with no agenda, catching some rays with a good book in hand, pursuing your favorite sport or hobby, enjoying time with friends, or perhaps a bit of adventure….

Why Women Need Life Insurance

What Female Executives, Mom-Preneurs, and All Other Working Women Need to Know In the 21st century, women are redefining their roles at work and at home. Women have more options than ever, from full-time careers outside the home to careers…

Planning for the Future of Our Children

The holidays are just around the corner, and many parents and grandparents may be wondering what gift could they give children that would make a lasting impression, perhaps not on the gift-giving day, but years down the road and long…