[02/02/18] One week of laryingitis is way too long. Hopefully I have a voice to cheer on the Eagles this Sunday.
Here are 3 common myths you'll want to avoid right from the start.
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Don't let anxiety and fear prevent you from reaching your long-term goals.
voices.cf.socialware.com Are you loss averse? Let's craft a strategy that helps you remain confident.
Though annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) announcements tend to grab financial headlines, there may be more important considerations about your Social Security benefit and your retirement income strategy. I can help add #retirementperspective
voices.cf.socialware.com If you're approaching retirement, your decision on when to start taking Social Security may have a much larger impact than COLA over the long term.
[01/24/18] Only half way through the week and I've spoken to several people about converting their traditional IRA's to a Roth IRA. Let me know if you'd like to learn more about tax free income in retirement.
Each week, we'll feature a tip to help you navigate tax season. Today, take a look at our Tax Resource Center.
voices.cf.socialware.com From deductions to consider to defining commonly used terms, we'll be providing tips to help you over the next few months.
Bitcoin is a new technology with a lot of buzz – but does that translate into a quality investment opportunity for long-term investors?
voices.cf.socialware.com Although Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a promising new technology, there are numerous uncertainties for investors to consider.
[01/11/18] Keeping busy gearing up for tax season. Let me know if you need to fund your IRA for 2017.
Check out our tips for how to track toward multiple goals.
voices.cf.socialware.com Saving for later and paying off the past doesn't have to be an either/or proposition. Doing both just takes some planning. Here's how.
[01/05/18] Cold Weather Tips: 1. put a towel over your windshield overnight - when you remove it in the morning, the windshield will not be iced up. 2. Cooking spray: use regular cooking spray over the rubber seals on your car and it will create a barrier to help open the door when icy outside. 3. Kitty Litteer (yes) - only use kitty litter with the blue and white silica crystals - put in a sock, tie the sock and place on your dashboard. This absorbs moisture and will keep your windows from fogging up (put on the floor if you don't want to gross out your friends). Happy Winter!
We wish you and yours a healthy, happy 2018.
voices.cf.socialware.com Happy New Year from Edward Jones
Protect your personal information with these tips.
voices.cf.socialware.com Don't be one of the millions of Americans impacted by identity theft.
Congress has passed the tax reform bill.
voices.cf.socialware.com Investment Strategist Craig Fehr discusses what the impact could be for you, the markets and the economy.
Merry Christmas. If you click on the link you will see not only where Santa is now but when he will arrive at your home.
noradsanta.org For over 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. Follow Santa as he makes his magical journey!
Only a few weeks left to meet these year-end deadlines.
voices.cf.socialware.com After you make these smart financial moves, contact me to discuss setting your 2018 goals.
Add these to your baking repertoire.
voices.cf.socialware.com Share your favorite cookie recipe in the comments.
“Our entire firm is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and understanding what’s important to our clients, so we can deliver the personal experience they value,” Managing Partner Jim Weddle said.
voices.cf.socialware.com If we haven't discussed what's important to you in a while, let's talk. Give me a call.
A quick guide to how this financial strategy works
voices.cf.socialware.com I can work with your attorney and tax professional to help you decide if this approach is right for you.
[12/13/17] As the year is coming to an end, I've been speaking with clients regarding capital gains and strategies to harvest gains and losses. There's been a lot of gains as a result of the good performance of the market. Did you know you may have gains in your mutual funds even if you don't sell or if you've owned them for a short period of time? Contact me if you'd like to discuss your situation.
A closer look at the established process I use to help you meet your goals.
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[12/06/17] Thank you to those who braved the weather to come to our quarterly (1st one) birthday celebration. The cold rain must have made me forget to take pictures of the cupcakes we had. They went quite well with the hot chocolate and coffee.
It's a tough, but important, question to consider: If something were to happen to you tomorrow, would your family be taken care of?
voices.cf.socialware.com I'm always available to help you refine and communicate your financial strategy.
Initial public offerings can attract a lot of interest. What should you know before investing in an IPO?
scl.bz Initial public offerings, or IPOs, tend to attract a lot of investor interest. However, that excitement isn’t always matched by investment returns. Senior Analyst Josh Olson talks about what you should know before investing in an IPO.
Family, friends, and don't forget the pumpkin pie – enjoy celebrating this special time of year! Wishing you and your loved ones a happy holiday.
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When borrowing money, your credit score could mean the difference between an affordable option and none at all.
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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I'm sharing this link to help with your Thanksgiving planning. If you don' plan, share it with someone who does. Happy Turkey Day! https://www.anallievent.com/2016/10/free-thanksgiving-planner-printable/
anallievent.com Are you hosting Thanksgiving Dinner? Get organized with my FREE Thanksgiving Planner Printable. It includes a menu, guest list, cooking schedule and more!
Can Social Security remain a dependable source of income?
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So looking forward to supporting this evening's Reading Between the Wines annual event to support literacy in Central Texas! Margaret and I will have a great time again this year. Enjoyed being a member of the advisory committee.
willread.org Reading Between the Wines is the Literacy Coalition's signature event and fundraiser. The event features pairings of food with wine, beer, or cocktails emphasizing local products and producers; and the opportunity to mix and mingle with the “tastemakers” of Austin, while having fun for a goo
Do you have enough coverage?
scl.bz Need a good scare? Consider this: Approximately 50 million people in the U.S. recognize they need more life insurance. Source: LIMRA "Facts About Life," 2016
Extra hour of sleep this weekend. I hope my dogs remember to turn back their internal clocks.
Today is the beginning of National Animal Shelter Week. Most of you know I am the owner of two rescue dogs and am passionate about helping animals in need. Many of my clilents own rescues and I grateful you have given furever lives to your family members. Cudos to everyone who helps God's creatures!
Many of my clients have provided for their pets in the event of their inability to care for them. If you haven't done this, let's talk. Too many animals end up in shelters due to no planning.
To answer that question, you need to consider how much you'll need and where the money will come from.
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[10/27/17] Finally a cold front coming today. Looking for a good soup recipe with which I can keep warm. Please share your favorite recipe or type of soup.
Check this article out – it illustrates the importance of starting early when saving.
scl.bz Whether you use this advice for a child or take it yourself, let's talk about different ways to financially prepare for retirement.
[10/18/17] Just completed a retirement plan/projection for a client. It looks like she will comfortably meet her retirement goal...even planned for emergencies. I love my career! Contact me if you want to work on your retirement plan.
Want to achieve your financial goals? Why it pays to start investing now.
scl.bz A key driver of success is the power of putting time to work for you.
[10/13/17] Today is National Train Your Brain Day. How appropriate as this is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. It is so important to keep your brain active and challenged. Here is a simple, yet challenging activity: Switch Hands. Try using your non dominate hand to write, use a computer mouse, or brush your teeth. Not as easy as it sounds, is it? This simple idea stimulates your brain and makes it work. Does anyone have other brain exercise activities you'd like to share?
[10/11/17] Open enrollment is around the corner. Did you realize it is not only for health insurance but for life, disability and other insurance? Also for health savings plans (if your employer offers one)? I'm starting to make my own decisions as well as conversing with clients to help them decide if they have made the right decisions. Call me if you want to know more.
From not enrolling in a 401(k) to not building an emergency fund, check out these common mistakes and how to move past them.
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Enjoying the 'Canes victory over FSU. Go Canes!
Happy National Noodle Day!
NATIONAL NOODLE DAY
The word noodle derives from the German word nude.
Found in regions all over the world, noodles are made from a variety of flours. In Asian cuisine, root vegetables, such as yams and potatoes, beans, rice, wheat, and buckwheat are all found in a wide assortment of noodles. Europeans make most of their pasta from durum or semolina flour, though potato noodles a enjoyed as well.
In 2002, archaeologists along the Yellow River in China found an earthenware bowl containing some 4000-year-old noodles which had been well preserved.
Here's a recipe:
ITALIAN MAGGI (OR RAMEN) RECIPE
*1 pack Maggi or instant Ramen Noodles
*1 t olive oil
*2 finely chopped garlic cloves
*1 c sliced mushrooms
*1/2 cup red pasta sauce of choice
*1/4 t dried oregano
*2 T sliced black olives
*A few fresh basil leaves
*2 T grated parmesan cheese
* salt and pepper to taste
Cook noodles according to packaged directions, drain. Heat oil in a pan and sautee the garlic for 1 minute. Add mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes. Add the pasta sauce, oregano and noodles. Bring to a simmer and immediately remove from the heat. Top with olives, basil and oregano. Ready to serve!
We are getting ready to put together items for the Walk to Cure Alzheimer's October 14th at San Gabriel Park in Georgetown; a dear cause to me as my dad died from the effects of Alzheimer's.
It's open enrollment time. Talk to me before you check the box at work.
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Interested in learning more about last week's market and what this week could hold? Take a look at this update.
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The best way to help make sure your financial strategy is still on track? Review it on a regular basis.
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Older adults, beware: Financial scams are often targeted toward you.
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If you want to leave a legacy someday, life insurance might be the answer.
scl.bz You probably see life insurance as a way to help replace your income and protect your savings should something happen to you. Did you know it can also help you fund a legacy?
Group policies may not cover everything you need.
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If meeting in person isn't an option for you, we can still meet face-to-face.
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Check out this week's market update for details on last week's market moves and a preview of the week ahead.
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