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Family Business Considerations

August 20, 2018

Family businesses that manage to survive generation after generation leave not only a family legacy, but also the potential for tremendous wealth. For example, Arkansas-based Walmart is presently the largest business in the world in terms of revenue, earning more than $485 billion in 2017. In 1992, founder Sam Walton passed away and left his…

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The Psychology of Economics

August 13, 2018

Countries with a longstanding track record of economic stability and security tend to have the happiest citizens, reports journalist Dan Buettner, who has studied what makes people happy. Education and healthcare are two primary reasons why, combining to create an upwardly mobile lifecycle.1 Mothers with higher education levels tend to have fewer children, and those…

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The Future of Medicare and Social Security

July 16, 2018

There is little doubt that Medicare and Social Security are important programs that help older Americans in retirement, particularly now that so many are living beyond previous life expectancy rates. In fact, past models for savings rates may be failing many older Americans, who represent the only demographic seeing significant increases in poverty rates in…

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Music Plays Instrumental Role in Healing Ailments

July 9, 2018

Hearing a familiar song from a happy period in your life, such as childhood, can instantly make you feel joyful. It’s as if you’re right back there — toe tapping, head bopping and singing along. Just as with our sight, smell and taste senses, positive auditory memories can enhance mood and transport us back to…

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Ideas for Your Inner Entrepreneur

July 2, 2018

One of the perks of retirement is having the time to pursue new interests. If you’ve always dreamed of starting your own business, retirement could provide the perfect opportunity. It’s a good idea to get a financial checkup before you go full bore into entrepreneurship. We’re happy to help clients review their current retirement income…

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End-of-Life Issues

June 25, 2018

Before today’s modern medicine, people usually died of three things: injury, infections or some type of nutritional deficiency.1 Painkillers may have come in the form of herbal tea or some other applied root, so pain was a fact of life. Life expectancy was much shorter than today, and people often died suddenly or after a…

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Demographic Differences

June 18, 2018

Consider these questions for a moment: Have your outlook and attitude toward politics and culture changed over the years? Or are you the same as always? If you were a conservative young adult, do you hold the same beliefs today? If you were a rebel as a youngster, are you still? Or have you mellowed…

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6 Steps to a Successful Summer

May 31, 2018

It’s summer time again, the time for fun in the sun and relaxing from teaching so we’ve compiled a few things to help you make the most of your summer escapades.

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The Future of Medicare and Social Security

May 28, 2018

There is little doubt that Medicare and Social Security are important programs that help older Americans in retirement, particularly now that so many are living beyond previous life expectancy rates. In fact, past models for savings rates may be failing many older Americans, who represent the only demographic seeing significant increases in poverty rates in…

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June 2018 Newsletter

May 15, 2018

JUNE 2018 SWISH FOR A WISH This month saw our first charity basketball tournament benefiting Make-A-Wish. SO LONG, SUITS & TIES The casually dressed workplace seems like the new normal. CAN MONEY REALLY BRING YOU HAPPINESS? One study says yes… up to a point. PLENTY OF HYPE, BUT LITTLE SUBSTANCE Hyperloop travel is a dream…

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