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Affluent Magazine Jan / Feb 2010

Jan / Feb 2010

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Twin Farms

by Madison Freeman

Twin Farms The spirit of Twin Farms, an exclusive country estate in Barnard Vermont set on 300 acres of wildflower meadows, forests, ancient gardens and private ponds, began in 1928. That was the year novelist Harry Sinclair Lewis, first to win the Nobel prize in literature, traversed Vermont in search of the perfect sanctuary for his fiancé, journalist Dorothy Thompson. Twin Farms’ soon became the couple’s home, and has since served as sanctuary, retreat, and hideaway for hundreds of other lovers, couples, stressed-out business execs, and families. Read More

The Heathman Hotel

by Madison Freeman

The Heathman Hotel The Heathman name has long been synonymous with luxury, boutique hotels, and its newest property, found in the refined Seattle area hamlet of Kirkland, is no exception. Less than 20 minutes from downtown Seattle to the Eastside, The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland brings appointments and furnishings reflective of the natural grace of its waterfront community. Here, luxurious, warm touches meet modern amenities in its 91 classic guest rooms and suites. Whether on business or simply unwinding, this peaceful, productive retreat beyond the city lights of Seattle brings a welcome respite. Read More

Palm Beach Wine Auction on February 16, 2010 to Benefit Award-Winning Education Programs at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

by David Hamilton

Palm Beach Wine Auction on February 16, 2010 to Benefit Award-Winning Education Programs at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts The Palm Beach Wine Auction is an unbelievable opportunity to wine and dine in a sumptuous environment, purchase unbelievable wine values, and walk away with the satisfaction of knowing you're doing something to improve the lives of young people throughout the Palm Beaches. Read More

Death Taxes Disappear in 2010: Is Your Estate Really Tax Free If You Die This Year?

by Robin S. Davis, CFP

Death Taxes Disappear in 2010: Is Your Estate Really Tax Free If You Die This Year? The answer to this question is an absolute "maybe, maybe not".  The size of your estate, type of assets it consists of, and the state you live in will determine whether or not your heirs will pay any taxes.  The thing you have to remember is there is more than one kind of tax that comes into play when someone passes their estate to their beneficiaries upon their death.  These taxes include federal estate taxes, state inheritance taxes, capital gains taxes and income taxes. Read More

Presentations Benefit from a Process Approach

by Joseph Sommerville, Ph.D.

Presentations Benefit from a Process Approach Although many professional service providers find themselves reluctant to deliver them, presentations remain one of the most effect business development tools available. Presentations can help you increase your visibility by differentiating yourself from others and enhance your credibility by clearly articulating your professionalism and expertise. Read More

Recalculating: Seven Ways You Can Reconfigure Your Future

by Leslie G. Ungar

Recalculating: Seven Ways You Can Reconfigure Your Future First, the words “recalculating” melodically flow from your GPS. Then sternly like an admonishment from your second grade teacher. Who has not heard the judgmental tone in the voice of your GPS as you miss a turn she has so methodically planned for you? So your GPS is forced to configure another route on the journey to your final destination. She “recalculates”, figuratively pursing her lips together as she says with assurance, “recalculating”. Read More
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