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Blog Posts in 2020

  • SAFE On-Line Shopping Tips from G&L's Tech Guru

    The next entry in our staff blog series of the Goldluu's is from our "Team Techy," Norman. Stay safe this holiday shopping season with his tips! From Black Friday deals to holiday specials, the holiday shopping season is here again but with a twist . With both statewide and countywide “Stay-At-Home" orders and the fears of in-person, brick-and-mortar shopping, today's shoppers are relying more and ...
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  • Mindful Monday

    For the next Blog in our series from the GoldLuu's, Stephanie offers a quick meditation that fits into anyone's day! "As Thanksgiving approaches, let's share in a moment, at least once a day, to meditate, find something to be grateful for and live in the moment."
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    I am going on a hunch here, but my guess is that you and your family are ready for a break from the news? Yeah, us too! So there is no better time to kick off our new Blog Series, The Goldluus . These entries will be from each of our team members; musings, trivia, personal stories and the like! You are going to love it. As a result of the pandemic, my wife Elena and I needed a distraction from the ...
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  • Are Your Estate Planning Documents Up To Date? Do you even need one?

    You probably fall into one of three groups of people with regard to your estate plan. 1) You don’t think you need an estate plan so you have nothing, 2) You have one (great job!) and you’re assuming it’s fine, or 3) You know you need some planning or to update your old plan but you haven’t gotten to it, yet (it’s on the to do list but keeps moving to the bottom). Group 1 – You don’t think you need ...
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  • What's Cookin'

    Healthier Banana Fudgesicles 3 med. very ripe bananas 2 1/2 TBS of unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla Blend bananas in a food processor until they reach a thick soft serve consistency. Add the cocoa and vanilla, blend again. Scoop mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight. (thanks to mamapapabubba.com)
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  • Estate Planning Horror Stories

    Frances Bean Cobain turned 28 this year. You may recall her famous Grunge Rocker dad, Kurt Cobain, front man for Nirvana. He died in 1994 at the age of 27. It may not seem obvious to every 27-year-old that they need an estate plan, even though most are not mega-stars with hundreds of millions of dollars but everyone needs some level of planning, especially if you have kids. Frances Bean was 20 ...
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  • Charley’s Chatter

    Dear humans, My human parents asked me to say hello. This is odd, because my mommy usually just says, “come on, Charley, go pee pee,” or something like that. Same with my daddy. If you know me, you know I don’t talk much but I wanted to share a few things. My mommy has not taken me to the office very much lately. (I promise I did NOT eat any of the snacks she keeps in her desk!) I don’t know why ...
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  • Taryn’s Tidbits

    We’ve been meaning to write this newsletter for years and what started as a section about a baby is now about a big girl! She’s now 5 ½ and we’re homeschooling due to Covid. Like many, my husband and I struggle to balance work with homeschooling. The flip side of that coin is that we get to spend time together scattered throughout the workday. It’s not often that you get to hear a 5 year old on ...
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  • Team Profile: Marla Simon

    Our employee spotlight is shining brightly on Marla Simon! Marla came to work for G&L just over a year ago. We were in the midst of moving and had a huge change in our team members. She was amazing! As our office manager, she not only helps run our office but she offers our clients and our team the kind of love and support you could only get from a mother. She is our ROCK! Marla is the mom to two ...
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  • Expert Advice: Scott Streitfeld, CPA

    We sat down with one of our favorite CPA’s, Scott Streitfeld, to learn a thing or two about taxes. DO YOUR HOMEWORK: Now that most of us are working at home and not spending hours commuting, research your tax questions on-line . The internet is full of up to date information that can answer even the most specific questions. Go straight to the source and start with the IRS website. You will save ...
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  • World Alzheimer's Day

    Today is World Alzheimer's Day. A day set aside to raise awareness about the disease and the symptoms, and to dispel myths and stigma. Talking openly about symptoms is the first step to break down the walls that stand between us and early diagnosis! Get comfortable talking to your loved one's about the disease now, while everyone is healthy! Here is a list of the top ten things to look for, such ...
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  • Rosh Hashanah Recipe Spotlight

    Our Office Manager, Marla knows her way around the kitchen! Here is just one tasty delight she will be serving up this Jewish New Year. RECIPE : LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) Sour Cream Coffee Cake (Straight from the LA Times...) Many people have the wrong recipe for this delicious classic. The original article was updated a few weeks after it was published with the correct LAUSD ...
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  • Maybe Love Keeps Us Young?

    Love knows no age. https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/29/world/ecuador-oldest-married-couple-trnd/index.html Have a safe and healthy Labor Day weekend.
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  • #visitationsaveslives

    We have all become painfully aware of the negative impact the Coronavirus visitation restrictions have had on our elderly community. Those living in Assisted Living, Longterm Care Facilities and Nursing Homes are suffering in unimaginable ways because their loved ones and caregivers are unable to see them. Please visit the link below to download a copy of your VISITATION RIGHTS. We encourage you ...
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  • "A breakthrough in Alzheimer’s research"

    Positive news in the science of Alzheimer's! Early detection has been proven to help preserve quality of life for those diagnosed. This is very encouraging. Thank you @nytimesscience! "The test determined whether people with dementia had Alzheimer’s instead of another condition. And it identified signs of the degenerative, deadly disease 20 years before memory and thinking problems were expected ...
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