If Advertising Is A “Young Person’s Game,” How Does John Donaghue, 66, Compete Against 20 Year Olds?
By Larry Hayes

“Ageism” is rampant in all professions but especially so in advertising. In a recent study among ad agencies, 79% of people 30 and older believe "ageism" is a bigger problem than racism. How has John Donaghue, 66, award-winning advertising art director and cartoonist, manages to keep working in a "young person's game." This is his story.

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What In The World
Is a "1031 Exchange?"

--Evelyn (Evie) Preston

Q: “I’d love to sell my house which is way too big now but I don’t want to pay the huge taxes. Can I use a “1031” exchange?

Sorry, 1031 exchanges are only allowed on similar types of income properties whether a single property or pooled with other investors to purchase a syndicated asset. You then own beneficial shares for greater diversity and reduced liability. Your personal residence doesn’t qualify.

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Ask Larry
--Larry Hayes, A050 CEO/Publisher

Q: “Your 65+ Tennis Team Is Going To The National Championships Again. What keeps You Playing At 81?”

Winning is NOT the main reason that I’ve continued to captain and play USTA tennis for over 30 years.

The sport helps keep me fit. But what really keeps me going is the bonding and building of long-term friendships with many of my teammates. Some whom have been with me before computers became ubiquitous.


Please Help Us
"Teach Kids To Fish"

By Larry Hayes

As president of the Bay Area Sportfishers club in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve launched a GoFundMe account to raise funds for our club to continue our mission of offering free fishing lessons
for city kids.

Money raised will go for buying fishing equipment for the kids including rods & reels, fishing lines, hooks and sinkers.

Besides learning how to fish, kids are taught the importance of conserving and protecting our fisheries and natural resources.

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Favorite Vacation
Like Visiting Another Country
By Bill Moniz, World Traveler

 My wife and I have been to Southeastern Alaska, so we decided to see the roads less traveled.

Alaska is big featuring midnight sun, vast open spaces, snow capped mountains, dirt highways, grizzly bears, swarms of mosquitos and
flies, fjords and glaciers.

Other highlights include the Alaska pipeline, the Yukon River and old gold mining towns,
wild animals roaming freely,
the Arctic circle and Denali Park with the highest mountain in North America at 20,343 feet.

Tips For Preventing

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New Comical Book
"Social Insecurity"
by John Donaghue

“Social Insecurity” is a new, funny book for anyone who plans on getting old someday.

Charming, witty, crazy, offbeat, happy comics by John Donaghue, award-winning art director and creator of Under Cardiac Arrest comics that appear regularly in The Scoop.

To order an e-book of “Social Insecurity,” Click Here.

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