Family holiday traditions that don’t focus on tons of presents

Taylor Pittman •
Huffington Post
Family Holiday Traditions That Don’t Focus On Tons Of Presents

The end-of-year holidays revolve around the spirit of giving, and many parents are shaking up what it means to “give” to their kids.  Earlier this year, actress Mila Kunis echoed many parents’ sentiments about holiday gift-giving. In October, she clarified her comment that she was adopting a new Christmas tradition that involved “no presents for the

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Advice for family wealth transfers

Roger Wohlner •
Investopedia Stock Analysis

Money conversations between parents and adult children are difficult at best. Issues such as investments, retirement planning, estate planning wishes, and elder care are never easy. A study by Fidelity Investments entitled, Intra-Family Generational Finance Study, highlights some of the key issues involved. A lack of communication and planning can be costly to the family in

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Multifamily development green spaces foster sense of community

Jeffrey Steele •
Forbes

Bennett Park in Chicago reflects multifamily developers’ increasing desire to provide green space for use not just by residents, but the public at large.   In this era of luxurious apartment community amenities, multifamily developers battle to top each other in devising new common-area extras, from poolside cabanas to state-of-the-art golf simulators. They’re very aware

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Preparing your teen for college dorm life? Don’t over-pack

Lisa A. Flam •
The Associated Press
Preparing your teen for college dorm life? Don't over-pack

You’ve shared a home for a lifetime and felt secure knowing that child of yours was just a bedroom away. Now, you’re shipping your teenager off to begin a new chapter in an unfamiliar place, possibly hundreds of miles away — all without you. Dropping a child off at college for the first time can

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