In 2015, the Huffington Post gave us “5 Reasons Madison, Wisconsin May Be The World’s Best Place To Retire.” Forbes named us number one on its list of “25 Best Cities For An Active Retirement,” in 2011. AARP puts Madison as the best medium-sized city on its list of “The Most Livable Places at 50+” and CNN Money claims that Mad City is the best choice of their “5 best cities to grow older in.”

And, no, we haven’t taken a job with the Madison Booster Club (if there is one), we just wholeheartedly agree that Wisconsin offers retirees a dream “forever vacation.” Whether you’re just now considering taking down the shingle or you’ve already stepped into retirement, Madison is one of the best places in the country to live.

But, can you afford to…

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Ah, if only there were summer camps for grownups -- kids just don’t get how lucky they are! It’s time to get the young ones enrolled so they can be kept busy and having fun this summer. Although this list doesn’t include all Madison summer camps for kids, we feel it’s a pretty well-rounded list.

Art Summer Camps in Madison

Monroe Street Art Center Art Camp

2526 Monroe St., Madison

(608) 232-1510

Three camps, segregated by age: 5 to 7, 8 to 10 and 11 to 14.


Educational Summer Camps in Madison

Ceos of Tomorrow

316 W. Washington Avenue, Suite 675, Madison

(608) 298-6949

Offering two programs for kids in grades 4 through 8. “The curriculum used in each workshop has been aligned to math, literacy, entrepreneurship, and…

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Sunday is Easter and if you’re just now making plans for brunch, you’d best be getting a move on. Some of the more popular Madison eateries are selling out quickly so choose a spot from our list and give them a call. We queried our clients, friends and families about their favorite Easter brunch spots and you’ll find the results below.

Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City is serving brunch from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday. Carved prime rib, Grand Marnier® glazed ham, salmon béarnaise, pasta, turkey and more will be offered, as will a custom omelet bar. You’ll pay $23.95 for adults, $7.95 for kids age six to 12 and those younger than five eat free.

72 W Towne Mall

(608) 829-0700


The Edgewater’s Easter brunch in The…

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No doubt you’ve heard it repeatedly: your home may be the biggest investment you make in your lifetime. Sadly, most homebuyers don’t keep that in mind during the purchase process. Instead, it is all about emotions -- the sexy staircase, the über-cool kitchen and the to-die-for flooring. Seldom are we asked how to know if a home will hold its value, what factors into determining a home’s future value and how to shop for a home that will eventually make the buyer money.

While the answers to these questions are complex, some predictors of future value are obvious:

  • Location
  • Age
  • Size
  • Layout
  • Condition
  • Upgrades
  • Market variables

One must dig deep into even these obvious factors to find the “nuggets” of needed information. For…

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