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All About Bots

October 8, 2018

Even if you aren’t familiar with bots, you’ve likely come into contact with many of these forms of artificial intelligence, or AI. Bots are applications that perform automated tasks such as setting alarms, relaying weather forecasts or conducting an online search for travel deals. Many smartphones come equipped with personal-service bots, such as the iPhone’s…

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September 2018 Newsletter

September 20, 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 KEYS TO A GOOD VACATION Family, fishing, and fun in the sun with Sky. NO INTERNET, NO PROBLEM? Logging off could have discernible benefits. CREDITING YOUR BEHAVIOR Here are the factors determining your FICO score. IS COFFEE HEALTH FOOD? New research says maybe. RECIPE OF THE MONTH Peachy Summer Salsa Last month, our…

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Food for Health

September 17, 2018

We love our bacon. In recent years, this pork delicacy has seen a resurgence in popularity alongside new ways to enhance recipes ranging from bacon-infused macaroni and cheese1 to the not-quite traditional bacon-wrapped holiday turkey.2 But just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s good for you. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, one…

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Job Trends

September 10, 2018

For decades, young people were told college was the surest route to financial success as an adult. Get a degree, get a good job. However, this formula seems to be broken. During the recession, jobs for recent college graduates were scarce, causing many to continue their higher education and sink deeper into student loan debt.…

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Long-term Care & Your Pets

September 3, 2018

Long-term care continues to be a challenging issue in the U.S. It appears the second wave of baby boomers is even more determined to “age at home,” while at the same time, they are more likely to suffer from multiple chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes.1 This confluence of factors makes it all…

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Various Types of “Economies”

August 27, 2018

As recently as five years ago, few people had heard of emerging businesses like Airbnb and Uber that allow proprietors to share their personal residences and cars to generate income. This business model is now commonly referred to as the “sharing economy.” 1 However, just as capitalism morphs, so does the concept of sharing. For…

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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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