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September Newsletter: I Lived

In the song My Wish, Rascal Flatts gives voice to the thoughts many parents have this time of year when watching a child heading off to that first day of school: “But more than anything, my wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to. Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small, you never need to carry more than you can hold. And while you're out there getting where you're getting to, I hope you know somebody loves you and wants the same things too.” For parents of college-bound children, there is a feeling of pride in what their child has accomplished to get to this point, tempered by a mix of concerns: Is he/she ready to be on their own?

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July Newsletter: I Lived... Thumbnail

July Newsletter: I Lived...

Living life to the fullest takes on different meanings for different people. For some, it may mean white-sand beaches, majestic peaks, or treks to remote areas across the world. For others, it’s spending more time with friends and family, or possibly buying that cabin on the lake, or touring the country in an RV.

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May Newsletter: When I'm 64... Thumbnail

May Newsletter: When I'm 64...

Financial planning is vital at every stage of life. When you are young and just starting out, the goal may simply be to cover monthly expenses, get out of debt, and save for the future. As you get older and your financial life becomes more complicated (think of juggling saving for your kids’ education costs while saving for your own retirement),

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Think Investing is a Game? Stop.

If you’re not the type of person who feels comfortable betting your life savings on a long shot, the good news is that you don’t have to find the next big stock to win in the stock market. Concentrating your whole investment on one or two companies means the stakes are high enough to expose you to unnecessary risk.

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January 2021 Newsletter - Brand New Day

In the song Brand New Day, Sting asks, “Why would you want to put yourself through all that again?” Indeed. It is now 2021 – a brand new day and a brand new year. It’s time for a fresh start, with the confidence that this year will be better than the last.

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October 2020 Newsletter - Spooky Thumbnail

October 2020 Newsletter - Spooky

The uncertainty can be challenging, but being prepared and having a plan in place helps reduce those “spooky” feelings. In light of the events of 2020, there has never been a better time to review your estate, insurance, and financial planning documents.

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September 2020 Newsletter - What's Going On?

You can’t blame Marvin Gaye for asking, since we are two-thirds of the way through one of the craziest years ever for the US stock market, the American economy, and honestly, each one of us. The stock market’s movement in the first half of 2020 was a roller-coaster, full of steep climbs and sharp drops, only to climb again.

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August 2020 Newsletter - The Journey

Certainly, 2020 has taught us that life truly is a highway, with starts and stops, twists and turns, and, unfortunately, plenty of detours and unplanned delays. The purpose of The Journey is to provide some navigation and advice to help you along the way.

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