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1. Topics1) Financial Planninga) Elements of a financial planb) The planning processc) Professional assistance available 2) Structured Distributionsa) Liquidity for expensesb) Rebalancing to create cash flowc) Which accounts to tap – taxable or tax-deferredd) Asset allocation during retirement 3) Wealth Transfera) Identify potential legacy assets a...

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About the AVL 55+ Financial Fitness Meetup Group

AVL 55+ Financial Fitness 1. Purpose: a Group that meets regularly to discuss the financial challenges of the 55+ 2. Sponsored by the non-profit Oahu Adventures Foundation, Inc. 3. Home page: https://oafound.org/avl-55-plus-home-page  4. Method: In a casual setting (library, conference room, etc.) a presenter will provide information about a s...

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The Travel Club - Events

Contact David Smith at 828-205-4605 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put on the email list for events.

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National Geographic Journeys - Educational Travel Experiences

National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures    G Adventures and National Geographic believe that travel can and should be a force for good in the world. National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures was born from the shared values of our organizations: they combine National Geographic's more than 125 years of global exploration, scien...

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Shared Departures Lecture Recording - Italy: In Focus

Shared Departures Lecture Recording: Italy: In Focus   Featuring faculty from Brown University, Harvard University, and Tufts UniversityJune 15, 2021

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Educational Travel with the National Geographic Society

 National Geographic Expeditions: An Extraordinary Legacy of Exploration  National Geographic Expeditions was founded on the same belief in the importance of exploration that distinguishes the National Geographic Society's 130-year history. Launched in 1999, National Geographic Expeditions now operates hundreds of trips each year, spannin...

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Jordan, the Red Sea, Egypt & Greece on Le Bellot

Oct 29, 2021 - Nov 11, 2021 Trip Type By Sea Ship Size: Up to 145 guests Price: Starting from $8,610 per person Co-sponsored with: Cal Berkeley, University of Chicago, Commonwealth Club California, Dartmouth, Duke, National Trust, University of Texas (Austin), UCLA, Wisconsin  More information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   David Smith 619-8...

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Island Life: Greek Islands on Le Bougainville

Oct 8, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021 Trip Type By Sea   Ship Size: Up to 145 guests Price: Starting from $5,465 per person Co-sponsored with: Duke, National Trust, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Smithsonian, World Affairs Council, and Virginia Museum of Fine Art    More information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. David Smith 619-876-6343 Other travel ...

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Harvard Alumni Travels Talk: "The River Elbe: Microcosm of European History"

Sep 21, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)    Travel Talks with Werner Sollors "The River Elbe: Microcosm of European History" The river Elbe and its tributaries have flown from the times of peoples' migrations and the Holy Roman Empire to the Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, the horrors of the 20th century, the Cold War, an...

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Financial Planning Analyst Course and Career information

Review the course information at the link below. Financial Planning Analyst Career Starter Course - Oahu Adventures Foundation, Inc. Financial Planning Analyst - Livestream MiraCosta College Click for the Catalog Entry Questions?  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  https://bit.ly/MCCCatalogFPA     https://oafound.org/edu...

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Leadership and the Millennial Generation: now on Amazon

Leadership and the Millennial Generation Millennials as Team Members, as Team Leaders and as Team Leaders of Boomer Team Members by David F. Smith, Ph.D. On Amazon https://amzn.to/3ax432M The Millennial Generation is taking over the workplace. They are now key team leaders and key contributors as team members. Leadership skills such as Inclusion, R...

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Scouting Your Way to the Best Colleges: now on Amazon

Scouting Your Way to the Best Colleges:  when "Eagling-out" leads to "Eagling-in" by David F. Smith, Ph.D., Eagle Scout, Harvard '79 On Amazon https://amzn.to/2WD9QeV The college admissions environment today is as competitive as it has ever been. At the center of the admissions process are people making definitive decisions about whether you w...

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How Successful Teams Work: now on Amazon

How Successful Teams Work: What science says about leadership and high-performance teamwork by David F. Smith, Ph.D.  On Amazon https://amzn.to/3h8lIPo Any business environment is a team sport, but too many manager-employee collaborations ignore the fact that one-on-one is where leadership magic happens. To build great relationships and produc...

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Medicare Educational Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries (or about to be!)

Here are links to resources you can use to educate yourself on your Medicare Benefits and Insurance Options. Open Enrollment is here to allow changes from one Medicare Advantage Plan to Another: See your options HERE   Thinking of changing Medicare options? See your options HERE When to sign up for Medicare HERE    Medicare.gov ...

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Venture Crews: Add Scuba and Snorkeling Adventures

Venture Crews are uniquely qualified to dream up, plan, and execute SCUBA as High Adventure. See the PDF guide below discussing our ideas on how Scuba Diving and Snorkeling can be part of a Venture Crew's year. Have fun!   Download PDF File Here

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Presentation - Scuba in Scouting

Scuba in Scouting Presentation PADI(r) and Scuba-scouts.org designed a PowerPoint presentation suitable for Roundtable Meetings and other opportunities to educate Scout Leaders (Youth and Adult) especially Venture Crews on the various elements of Scuba that fit in the various Scouting programs… all levels. The handout version is below. Call David S...

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The Diver's Database

Dive Sites: http://www.divebuddy.com/divesites.aspx https://www.sportdiver.com/photos/planets-50-greatest-dives SSI Verification: https://www.divessi.com/en/myssi/verification/ PADI ProCheck: https://apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/pro-chek/ Your PADI Certifications: https://apps.padi.com/scuba-diving/replacement-card/default.aspx SCUBABoard.com https:/...

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Branded Dive Gear

The Dive Gear you always wanted? Order HERE and use the Logo (Click the logo and save image)

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Venture Crews that Can be a Resource for You

If you are thinking about starting a Venture Crew with at least part focus on SCUBA, here are units nationwide actively doing that you can get in touch with: Venture Crew 820 If you would like to learn more about Venture Crew 820, or are ready to join, contact: Dean Soderbeck: 651-483-8596 (evenings) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. https://crew820bsa.com/&...

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Leadership Development for ScubaScouts

Five Star Leadership® has a commitment to the Boy Scouts of America® and how that organization develops youth. We have leadership programs that are fully integrated with how the BSA® presents these skills. We build on these in an Advanced Skills methodology. We provide these as a cost-only program in support of the BSA®. Please send me an email reg...

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