Eastcastle Place Blog

Explore interesting topics in the vibrant East Side of Milwaukee.


Spring Into Fashion

To paraphrase Alfred Tennyson’s famous quote: in the spring a woman’s fancy turns to thoughts of…FASHION! If there’s something about the warmer breezes, shining sun and the thought of upcoming celebrations (Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings) that make you want to […]

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Spring Cleaning: No Need to Fear

Spring. Cleaning. These two words can invoke stress and fear in the hearts of many. While the concept of a clean house for Easter and Passover is something we all want, it can be a huge chore. Whether your space […]

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And the Oscar Goes To…

Who loves the movies? Maybe a better question would be who doesn’t love the movies? If you’re a movie fan you probably know that this Sunday, March 4 is the 90th annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars. The […]

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Technology

The number of older adults using and in fact embracing technology is climbing almost as fast as you can say “What-the-heck-is-augmented-reality?” Seniors, just like the general population, are increasingly using technology through their smartphones and tablets. While these devices are […]

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Hey Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Ahhh…Wisconsin winters! Once the holidays are over, there aren’t too many great things to say about cold weather, snow and ice and being stuck inside. While we know warmer days will get here eventually, we also know cold weather can […]

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It’s Delightful, It’s Delicious, It’s De-Cluttering!!

With apologies to Cole Porter’s song DeLovely, (sung here for your listening pleasure by the amazing Ella Fitzgerald) De-Cluttering can be therapeutic and the results can be completely life changing. Raise your hand if you have a junk drawer? Raise […]

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This Year Is My Year To…

Fill in the blank: lose weight, exercise, eat healthy, get organized, stick to a budget…we’ve all been there, done that, when it comes to making New Year’s resolutions. It’s the same story year after year: you hit the ground running […]

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Location, Location, Location

While there’s some question as to who actually coined the phrase “location, location, location”, there’s no question as to the meaning and legitimacy. It’s absolutely true. The three most important characteristics of real estate are location, location and location, because […]

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Before You Feast: Give Thanks!

Getting together with family…watching football…cooking and baking…black Friday shopping: these are a few of the many Thanksgiving traditions we all enjoy. But the real meaning of Thanksgiving can get lost in the festivities. Putting the “thanks” back into Thanksgiving is […]

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Move It or Lose It

Remember the old-school exercise gurus: Jack Lalanne, Jane Fonda, Richard Simmons? These celebrities preached the benefits of physical activity decades before workout clothes and yoga pants were everyone’s weekend, and in some cases, weekday uniforms. Lately it seems like we […]

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Furry Friends for Fun and More

Close your eyes and envision a beautiful dog sitting by your side, quietly waiting for just a little bit of attention. As you run your hands along its soft fur, you can’t help but feel a sense of calm, peace […]

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Sharing is Caring

With social media, the concept of “sharing is caring” takes on another meaning. Sharing content means that you care enough about it to bring it to someone else’s attention. So what makes people take that extra step? According to articles in Entrepreneur and the New […]

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Cost of Care vs. Access to Care

During my years as a financial planner I would often hear people in retirement say that they had already planned for the latter stages of retirement because they had purchased long-term care insurance. In fact, there was a time when […]

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