The Queen is Dead

This year we saw the end of a queen. It seemed like she reigned on her throne forever and would never relinquish her crown, but it was not to be. While it is unfortunate that Queen Elizabeth passed, of course, I’m referring to Mariah Carey, the Queen of Christmas. Mariah became synonymous with the holidays […]

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Pick up the Pace

I miss old fashioned commercials that had catchy jingles or memorable taglines. Take Pace Thick and Chunky Salsa ads, for example. Their TV spots typically featured cattle-driving cowboys who invariably ran out of salsa. Some cowpoke would bring out a brand of inferior salsa. The other cowboys would say that they only ate Pace Thick […]

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A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words

When I was a kid, my buddies and I occasionally did stupid things. My friend, Brad, and I once sled down a hill in the woods with a blanket over our heads. My pal, Greg, once wanted to see how far he could ride his bike with his eyes closed. Both feats ended abruptly with […]

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Squirreling Away

When I get together with estate planning clients, one question that often comes up is “what happens to my assets if my spouse or I have to go into long-term care?” I then explain Medicaid, the government program designed to help pay for our stay in a long-term care facility if we can’t afford it. […]

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Check Yourself

Because my parents were traditionally hard to buy for, my sister and I would routinely chip in together to buy them Christmas or birthday presents. Because my sister is completely awesome, she typically came up with the idea for the gift, bought it and then let me know how much I owed her. I would […]

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Cash is King

Last month I turned 50, and more and more I’m starting to feel my age. For example, a few weeks ago I worked the concession stand before my son’s volleyball game. A high school girl came up to the counter and declared that she was starving, but didn’t have any money. I quickly explained capitalism […]

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Title IX’s Protections Against Pregnancy Discrimination Clarified

The U.S. Department of Education recently published a resource on “Discrimination Based on Pregnancy and Related Conditions,” providing a summary of Title IX’s protections related to pregnancy. While the resource does not change any existing rules, universities, colleges, and school districts may find it helpful as they review their Title IX policies and related practices. […]

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Strike a Chord

In our kitchen cupboard, we have a plastic crate containing about 134 charging cords for various electronic devices, such as phones, tablets, speakers, digital cameras, watches and video games. The vast majority of the cords are for devices that we no longer have, but I’m terrified of throwing them away in case we ever need […]

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The Face that Launched 100 Movies

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Mariah Carey trying to trademark the name ‘Queen of Christmas.’ The singer feels she’s earned the moniker, as ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’ is one of the most popular Christmas carols of all time. If Mariah Carey is the Queen of Christmas for having a huge […]

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McCarty Law Hires Sadie Dupont as Business Law Attorney

APPLETON, Wis. – McCarty Law LLP, a top law firm in Northeast Wisconsin, has hired Sadie Dupont as an attorney for its business and corporate law practice. In her role, Dupont will focus primarily on business law matters such as business formations, contract drafting, and mergers and acquisitions. Dupont earned a Juris Doctor degree from […]

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