“Virus of the mind” – margin notes

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This book was published in 1996 by Richard Brodie, the original author credited with publishing Microsoft Word. Although I may be reading it 15 years late, it seems that some of the concepts are more relevant today than when the work was published. These are unformatted margin notes from my reading, published here in my customary […]

thinking about Margot Fonteyn

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Margot Fonteyn was a great dancer (the wikipedia page) who is credited with saying “The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.” She died in 1991. The tribute song by Eddie from Ohio moved me […]

Medicare Advantage skewed toward lower income non-white enrollees

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Medicare Advantage is a health plan for seniors offered by private insurance carriers as an alternative to traditional Medicare coverage. The attraction and trade-off is that enrollees in Medicare Advantage typically avoid the deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses of traditional Medicare coverage but limit their choice of providers. The core funding comes from the federal government […]

Finances in the Older Patient With Cognitive Impairment, February 16, 2011, Widera et al. 305 (7): 698 — JAMA

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Here is another report, this one from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), that physicians are primary contacts in financial decision-making of cognitively impaired patients; presumably those who have not made adequate prior arrangements with a trusted financial adviser. Research of families with special needs children reported the same conclusion. Physicians are too often the […]

Life-Stage Planning for Life Insurance

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  Life-stage benefits of insurance The death of a loved one takes an enormous emotional toll. And unfortunately it may also come with significant financial consequences. That’s why any time there’s a change in your financial situation is a good time to visit or revisit your insurance needs: Just graduated from university/college: “A common reason […]