October 2015 Newsletter

Posted: November 19, 2015 9:16 pm
 

A Coach for Life  

   

Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP
Martha Kern 
 
Sandy had a tendency to read too much into random life occurrences.

The boys who lived behind her house played quite a lot of baseball and, occasionally, one of their fly balls would come over the fence and land in her yard.

Sandy, thinking it might send a message if she followed suit, threw a variety of garbage – coffee grounds, banana peels, empty carryout containers — back over the fence into the boys’ yard.

Not surprisingly, the neighbors were both confused and upset. Sandy had never talked to them about the baseballs in her yard so the sudden appearance of garbage was simply inexplicable.

 
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I’m Here and You’re There:
A Far Away Son and A Family in Need  
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Shay Jacobson, RN, MA, NMG, LNCC, CNLCP
Martha Kern

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The National Institute on Aging estimates that there are seven million long-distance caregivers in the U.S.

These are the people who receive calls in the night, at work, during a son’s soccer game, and often have no idea what to do.   Their parents, once the solvers of all family problems, have developed problems of their own, all heart-wrenchingly real and difficult to fix.

Someone has fallen. There is a new diagnosis. The caregiver has vanished. The neighbor called to say Mom is wandering. Something has to be done.

This was the situation in which Brian found himself, situated 1000 miles from his aging parents and a cancer-stricken brother, all of whom were rapidly unraveling.

Something had to be done, indeed. 

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? 
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John Smith CFP
Balasa, Dinverno Foltz

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With the kind permission of John D. Smith, CFP, of Balasa, Dinverno Foltz, we share this interesting look at the recent out flux of Illinois residents to other states. John is a Wealth Manager with Balasa Dinverno Foltz LLC (BDF), a Forbes Top 50 independent private wealth management firm based in Itasca, IL. A member of BDF’s Business Owner Team, John is adept at helping business owners integrate their unique business opportunities and risks into their personal wealth management plan. He finds that business owners, in particular, are often so focused on making sure that their business operations are running smoothly, they may overlook their personal financial well-being. John helps clients make better financial decisions for themselves by bringing his 20+ years of experience in building comprehensive financial strategies based on the specific needs of each client and bringing peace of mind that they are heading in the right direction.

   

As Illinois continues to work through its financial woes, there has been much discussion and debate surrounding Illinois residents and businesses choosing to leave, particularly for neighboring states. Although Illinois (not unlike other states) is suffering from a negative migration trend, beneath it all are some interesting facts:
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