THE NEW FIDUCIARY RULE: A real game-changer in the retirement fund market has arrived by Ron Copley, Ph.D, CFA,  LOL contributing writer

  In previous columns, I have discussed the importance of working with a financial adviser who adheres to the “fiduciary standard” as opposed to the “suitability standard” of conduct. The difference between the standards is enormous and exerts a significant influence on the amount of money collected in a retirement account down the road. In […]

MAKING MEMORIES LAST: Getting to know the 12-year-old behind new Alzheimer’s app, Timeless by Gary M. Kaye, LOL contributing writer, www.tech50plus.com

MAKING MEMORIES LAST: Getting to know the 12-year-old behind new Alzheimer’s app, Timeless by Gary M. Kaye, LOL contributing writer, www.tech50plus.com

In recent years I’ve come across a number of instances in which students have developed devices and apps to help seniors and the disabled. Among them is the engineering competition known as the Cornell Cup sponsored by Intel; I genuinely was impressed by the creation from 12-year-old Emma Yang. Yang was one of the recipients […]

DOLLARS AND SENSE OF DIVORCE: Planning with a CDFA equals savings in the long-run by Mary Salisbury, CDFA, wealth advisor, LOL contributing writer

Once a marriage has broken down and a decision is made by one or both parties to divorce, the impact can be devastating. It’s devastating not only to the individuals involved, but also to the children, family, friends and employers of the divorcing couple. Divorce has a traumatic emotional impact and a financial impact. Because […]

LIFE ON THE AIR:  Local disc jockey Stanley B. talks Jammin’ 99.9 and his radio career by Rene’ Leister, LOL co-publisher

LIFE ON THE AIR: Local disc jockey Stanley B. talks Jammin’ 99.9 and his radio career by Rene’ Leister, LOL co-publisher

  On Kerr Avenue, right off Market Street, there is a building that houses some of the best radio talent in this generation. Sunrise Broadcasting is home to five radio stations heard in the greater Wilmington and Jacksonville areas. One of the five stations in the Sunrise cluster is Jammin’ 99.9—the official local oldies station. […]

GreatCall Takes a Lively Approach to PERS

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer, Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) GreatCall, the company best known for its senior-friendly Jitterbug phones, has jumped into the crowded space of Personal Emergency Response devices, or PERS.  It’s the company’s coming out party for the Lively brand, the sensor maker it purchased a few months back. It’s called the Lively Alert, […]

Why Eero is My Hero – Wireless That Really Works

Why Eero is My Hero – Wireless That Really Works By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) For many of us, our wireless router has been the weak link in our Internet universe. How many times have you had to stop what you were doing to reset your router? How many times have […]

In Defense of the E-Reader

By Jason D’Aprile, Contributor Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) Flashy tablets and mobile phones get all the attention. After all, they’re amazing, multi-purpose devices that seem to be able to do nearly anything. Nowhere in that description, however, does it suggest they do everything equally well or are the best. Take the simple pleasures of reading. The idea […]

Mass Fidelity’s Bluetooth Speaker is Clever to the Core

By Gary M. Kaye, Chief Content Officer Tech50+ (www.tech50plus.com) You might call the Mass Fidelity Core the Tardis of Bluetooth speakers. If you’re not a Doctor Who fan, the analogy may be lost on you. But basically the good doctor’s time and travel machine is bigger on the inside than on the outside. That’s certainly true of […]

TUPPER: A story of youth, part 1 by Carol Ann Ross LOL contributor

Marla tilted her chin upward and stretched her neck as she studied the darkening clouds overhead. She looked toward Jerry, who stood several feet away, his attention focused on the progression of high-school bands and clowns parading down Front Street. His back turned slightly away from her, Marla noted Jerry’s unkempt hair and attire. He […]