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Nancy Shonka Padberg

Ms. Padberg is a former Fortune 500 Times Mirror executive, Integrated Marketing Communications Vice President and MBA graduate from the Graziadio School of Business & Management at Pepperdine University. Ms. Padberg has over 17 years of publishing and marketing expertise, served on several boards, is a guest speaker, published author, former Big 12 golfer and resides in Santa Monica.

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Boomers or Seniors Moving?  Making Lists are Important

1. Accountant/tax preparer; Alumni associations; Attorneys

2.Babysitter/ child care provider; Banks (auto loans, checking accounts, credit cards, home equity, IRA's, mortgage, safe deposit box, savings account); Broker; Business cards (order new ones if applicable)

3.Cell phone provider; Child care/ daycare; Chiropractor; Courts, especially for traffic tickets or local disputes; Credit bureaus; Credit card issuers

4.Dentist; Department of Motor Vehicles; Diaper service; Doctor; Dry cleaning pick-up and delivery

5.Family members and friends

6.Health clubs; House cleaning service; House of worship

7.Insurance providers (auto, health, life, other vehicles); IRS (form 8822)

8.Lawn care; Luggage tags (replace existing ones)

9. Magazine subscriptions

10. New business cards; New employer; Newspaper subscriptions

11.Old employer; Orthodontist

12.Parent-teacher association; Passport; Pet sitter/ dog walker/ pet day care; Pharmacy (BONUS: get year-to-date expense summary for taxes); Physical therapist; Physician

13.Retirement plan holders; Return address labels (order new ones)

14.Schools (BONUS: get copies of transcripts); Snow removal service; Social Security Administration; Swimming pool maintenance (pool cleaning, pool opening or closing); Swimming pool memberships

15. Veterinarian BONUS get vet records and recommendations

16.Water delivery service


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