Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Your Responsibilities for Paying Credit Card Debt as Trustee

August 24th, 2015

By Liza Weiman Hanks NABBW’s Estate Planning Associate Dear Liza,  My father passed away recently, and all of his and my mom’s assets are held in a living trust (except an individual checking account), of which I am now the Trustee.  A few collection agencies are now contacting me about collecting on some credit card balances, which are fairly significant.   From what I’ve read online, it sounds like debt collectors might not be able to lay any claims against the trust, but they can collect from the personal estate of the deceased (i.e. checking account or other assets held in the... Read More

7 Simple Writing Hacks to Improve Your Skills

August 12th, 2015

By Ronda del Boccio NABBW‘s Associate for Entrepreneurial Authoring I came across this outstanding, to-the-point article guest-written by Ray Edwards on Michael Hyatt’s blog, Your Virtual Mentor.  In this excellent column, Ray shared seven simple ways to improve your writing skills. As a veteran writer, I can tell you that he is right.  Here are his first three tips. Know your reader. This means more than knowing a few demographics (how old they are, their average income, etc.). To know your readers means you understand their fears, frustrations, and aspirations. Writing from... Read More

In Your Kitchen Making You Fat? Feng Shui to the Rescue!

August 10th, 2015

By Janice Taylor NABBW’s Expert on Weight Loss and Hypnotism According to the ancient Chinese philosophy of Feng Shui, your kitchen is the central part of your home that provides nourishment and sustains life. Therefore, it is the most important area in your home. In addition to having a profound effect on your health, the kitchen is a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Given the importance of this room on our overall wellness, as well as our healthy weight, I thought I’d share a few Feng Shui facts that may motivate you to close your computer and head straight into your kitchen to clean it up... Read More

Mid-Summer is Time to Enjoy More Awesome Heart Healthy Allium Veggies!

August 10th, 2015

By Dr. Janet Brill, Ph.D., RDN, FAND, LDN NABBW’s Associate for Healthy Heart Lifestyle You know that you should be eating vegetables every day, but did you know that you should try and get in allium vegetables on a regular basis? The allium family of veggies include onions, leeks, chives and garlic. What’s so awesome about allium veggies? Allium vegetables house a unique combination of polyphenols and sulfur-containing nutrients that have been shown to decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. They also reduce inflammation and prevent loss of bone and... Read More

Invading My Space

August 4th, 2015

By Leigh Anne Jasheway NABBW’s Associate for Boomer Humor I’ll admit that I’m lousy at setting boundaries. Words come out of my mouth that in my mind make my desires or lack thereof clear, but what other people seem to hear is, “What you need to do is wheedle, and manipulate, and pressure me into changing my mind.” And by other people, I mean mostly male people. Wish-washy boundaries are why I ended up married to my last ex-husband, a man who proposed to me while he was in the bathtub! He could leave a ring around the tub, but I couldn’t draw a line in the sand. How sad is that? My... Read More

The Rich History of the Mesquita of Cordoba

July 27th, 2015

By Teresa Roberts, NABBW’s Associate for Living Abroad There is something about old buildings that captures my undivided attention. I suspect that I’m not alone. People from all over the world flock to see the great architectures built by civilizations of the past. I’ve seen my share of these manmade wonders, but during my sojourn in Spain this spring, I happily added a new structure to my list of sites that make me marvel. I spent forty-eight hours in Cordoba city center where the grand Mesquita was erected many centuries ago. Needless to say, it still has the power to take your breath... Read More

Widows: Your Wanderlust and Wishes

July 14th, 2015

By Phyllis Stoller NABBW’s Associate for Group Travel Please share with friends who have lost a partner! Let me start by saying these  thoughts come from talking to you out there and from my friends. Traveling as a widow is not the same kind of travel. It can still be a meaningful experience with highs, lows and new memories. Some women use women’s travel as part of ‘re-entry’ after losing a partner. Here is our site: www.thewomenstravelgroup.com for reference. Your home social circle talks to you with unwanted pity and empathetic glances.  In a travel group, no one knows your... Read More

SLO’s Apple Farm Inn: A Sweet Spot on California’s Central Coast

July 11th, 2015

By Linda Ballou NABBW’s  Adventure Travel Associate Situated halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in sun-kissed San Luis Obispo is the Apple Farm Inn, a perfect place to shake off the road dust. The Inn is easily accessed off of Highway 101, and its steaming outdoor spa and cool pool are guaranteed to smooth out the kinks. Stroll the delightful gardens overlooked by a saw mill replete with a working water wheel reminiscent of days gone by. SLO, as locals call it, is nestled in the heart of California’s wine country. Gracious hosts at the Apple Farm offer complimentary wines between... Read More

America’s Suicide

June 18th, 2015

America’s Suicide Author: Michael H. Davison Reviewed for the NABBW by Anne L. Holmes As I write this, the country is reeling from yet another mass murder. This time, in an historic church. All over the news and in social media, we are struggling to try to understand how this sort of terrible violence could happen here, yet again. Meanwhile, author Michael H. Davison provides an uncomfortable answer: He argues that we are murdering industrial America, self-reliant America, entrepreneurial America, confident America, proud America. In its place, he argues, we are erecting a welfare state,... Read More

Come on… Celebrities Holding Garage Sales? Now Those Would Really Have to Be Be “Divalicious” Events!

June 18th, 2015

By Barbara Tobias NABBW’s Thifting Associate What do Barb Tobias (The “Thrift Talk” Diva), Tori Spelling and Carol Burnett have in common? We all have yard sales!  Yes, it is true.  Six degrees of separation be damned!  I’m in good stead. I was stunned to learn, after reading numerous reports on People.com, Omg.com, and Thefrisky.com, that real celebrities were raising serious money through holding all types of sales; garage sales, tag sales, yard sales, porch sales, divorce sales, downsizing sales, moving sales…and are now moving into the corridors of high-rise apartment buildings... Read More