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Kendal at Oberlin Blog

Tax Terms You Might Not Know, But Maybe Should

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 24, 2017 8:05:16 AM

A tax refund is money owed to the taxpayer.

IRS stands for Internal Revenue Service, the federal agency that collects taxes.

April 15 is the deadline to file federal taxes, usually. This year, it’s April 18 because of when “tax day” falls.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Inspire Your Heart with Art

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 16, 2017 10:25:55 AM

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

—Pablo Picasso

Think back to your childhood.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

Questions to Ask Your Financial Advisor at Tax Season

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Feb 14, 2017 11:13:49 AM

Think of it as an annual checkup with your financial practitioner.   

  • How would you rate my overall financial health – excellent, good, fair, or poor?
  • Have my investments “gained” or “lost” value over the past year?
  • Any red flags and trouble spots on the horizon?
  • Should I make any changes?
  • What’s the bottom line?
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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

What Documents Should I Keep?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 19, 2017 2:33:19 PM

Our American landscape – urban, suburban and rural – is dotted with self-storage units, and every year, more dots crop up. With the trend of downsizing, that increase shows no signs of slowing.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Good Reads: Should You Choose Paper or Electronic?

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Jan 10, 2017 1:48:13 PM

Pre-Kindle, my husband was a sporadic reader. Now his electronic reader is rarely out of reach – though black and slim, it’s easy to overlook. At home, he sits wherever he wants, regardless of available light, and on vacation, he can finish one book and begin another without leaving poolside.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Good Reads: Best Spiritual Books

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 27, 2016 10:04:00 AM

As your thoughts turn to 2017, consider incorporating Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat’s Spiritually Literate New Year’s Resolutions into your life.  

The 10 practices developed by the Brussats, founders of the Spirituality & Practice website, include seeking liberty and justice for all, cultivating the skill of deep listening, and learning from diverse spiritual teachers all around.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Life Enriching Travel

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 20, 2016 3:15:00 PM

As we grow older and the demands of home and work ease, many of us begin to view traveling as an opportunity for enrichment rather than relaxation.

Afternoons poolside with a good book and cold drink no longer sound appealing. Instead, we want to broaden our horizons as we board an airplane to travel across the ocean or climb into an RV and head west.

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Topics: Intergenerational, Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

Protect Yourself from Computer Hacking

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Dec 13, 2016 1:00:40 PM

One day, a Kendal at Oberlin resident checked his email and found a message from an old friend in the inbox.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning, Retirement Community

Smart Tips for Charity Giving This Holiday Season

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Nov 3, 2016 4:38:59 PM

‘Tis the season when catalogs and email offers from retailers flood mailboxes. It’s also the time of year when charity solicitations pile up.

The Holiday Season is also known as the Giving Season.

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Topics: Lifelong Learning

Start a New Chapter: Benefits of Book Clubs

Posted by Molly Kavanaugh on Oct 20, 2016 3:10:08 PM

Like books, book clubs come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, too.

There is fiction and nonfiction, of course, but there are book clubs devoted to memoirs and mysteries, best sellers and classics, spirituality and poetry, women’s history and civil rights.

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Topics: Active Lifestyle, Lifelong Learning

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