Edward Jones-Financial Advisor: Seth Donnan

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[04/30/21]   April 30th is International Jazz Day!

Jazz was named the Word of the 20th Century by the American Dialect Society, but it is one of the hardest words to define. Jas, Jass, and finally Jazz initially didn't refer to music, but to a feeling of speed and energy. In 1915, people started to write about Jazz Music.

Jazz had its origins in the melding of the music of African slaves and European musical instruments in the 19th century. The music wasn't written down, was highly improvisational, and was altered by the addition of every successive generations' musical traditions. New beats, new instruments, regional variations, and jazz hybrids all became part of this approachable music genre.

And the popularity of Jazz spread like wildfire. The United States had its own "Jazz Era" in the 1920's, but between WWI and WWII, jazz musicians toured the world and found receptive audiences. As a result, Jazz has become a kind of folk music for the world and there are now long-running Jazz festivals in many countries. Tune in online today to see concerts from around the world.

Penny Pennington 04/28/2021

Penny Pennington

Our Managing Partner Penny Pennington has been named to Barron's Top 100 Women in Finance. Take a closer look at who she is and how she's leading the firm, despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic.

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Penny Pennington Penny Pennington is a managing partner at Edward Jones

Timeline Photos 04/26/2021

The stock market can fluctuate, but the S&P 500 has finished positive in 30 of the last 40 years. Long term investing can help the market work in your favor.

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The stock market can fluctuate, but the S&P 500 has finished positive in 30 of the last 40 years. Long term investing can help the market work in your favor.

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[04/23/21]   April 23rd is World Laboratory Day!

A number of celebrations fall on April 23, including the birth and death of William Shakespeare and St. George's Day. But it seems fitting that this year we celebrate World Laboratory Day. Over the last 15 months, laboratories around the world have been busy analyzing the Covid-19 virus and searching for and developing new vaccines for us.

A laboratory is defined as a facility with controlled conditions that enables experiments, measurements, or study to be performed. Early "scientists" realized that for something to be true, it had to be repeatable - and that it was easiest to repeat an experiment or procedure if all the conditions were the same every time. Individual scientists, doctors, and alchemists all set up their own labs to further their work. Universities and industrialists followed suit as sciences were being widely taught and advances developed profitable products.

The 20th century brought about the modern labs we think of today. These laboratories have changed how we fight wars, have gotten us to outer space, have expanded the ways we see our world, and, of course, are helping us fight off diseases.

Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction, According to J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Full-Service Investor Satisfaction Study 04/21/2021

Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction, According to J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Full-Service Investor Satisfaction Study

"We are incredibly honored to be named by investors as delivering the highest level of satisfaction, especially during a year of challenge and volatility," said Edward Jones Managing Partner Penny Pennington.

Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction, According to J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Full-Service Investor Satisfaction Study Scoring 38 points over industry average, Edward Jones was ranked number 1 by investors.

Edward Jones Named One of the 2021 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® By Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine 04/19/2021

Edward Jones Named One of the 2021 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® By Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine

I'm proud to work for this firm, who was named to the list for the 22nd time.

Edward Jones Named One of the 2021 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® By Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE Magazine Read more about Edward Jones in the news.

[04/16/21]   Today, April 16th, is Librarian Day!

Did you know that librarians existed before books did? In the 7th century BC, King Ashurbanipal of Syria created a library and employed librarians to oversee the thousands of clay tablets he collected. The librarians curated a collection of over 30,000 tablets – which were rediscovered by archaeologists in the 1850's and excavated over the next 90 years.

The Great Library of Alexandria was founded by Ptolemy I and employed many scholarly librarians who studied and cataloged the scrolls containing Greek literature. It is estimated that the library may have contained as many as 400,000 scrolls. The first codex, or book, was probably created in a Christian monastery in a scriptorium. Scriptoriums were depositories of knowledge where monks copied ancient works, preserving them for the future.

Control of libraries moved from kings, to universities, to nobles, and, eventually, to the common people as more books became available and more people could read them. But everywhere there is a collection of books, scrolls, or even clay tablets, there is always a librarian organizing, managing, and preserving our collected knowledge. So the next time you see them, be sure to thank your librarians for all their important work!

If you can stop at your local library and say thank you!

Photos from Edward Jones-Financial Advisor: Seth Donnan's post 04/14/2021

The view from our office

At the beginning of February, I wondered here if the enormous mountain of snow in our neighbor's parking lot would stay around until May. I am happy to report that Matterhorn of snow is long gone and the nearby forsythia bush is now in full bloom. The cherry trees on either side of the forsythia are a little bit behind it but should be spectacular in just a few days.

Enjoy the lovely spring blooms while they are here. The dog days of summer will be here before you know it!

Taking your Social Security benefits early? 4 things to know 04/12/2021

Taking your Social Security benefits early? 4 things to know

When should you take Social Security benefits? Learn the four factors that could affect your decision about timing.

Taking your Social Security benefits early? 4 things to know Know these 4 considerations when deciding if taking Social Security early is the right decision for you.

04/09/2021

Today, April 9th, is Unicorn Day!

While we regard the unicorn as a fantasy animal now, many cultures have believed in unicorns for a long time. Historians and zoologists have compared data to find the inspiration for these unicorn legends.

-The rhinoceros contributed to the unicorn legends as long as 2000 years ago as travelers brought back stories from India and Africa.

-The narwhal is an Arctic whale with an overgrown tooth that extends from the head like a horn. Narwhal tusks are often used as "proof" of unicorns. The throne chair of Denmark is said to be made of unicorn horn, but is actually made of narwhal tusk.

-The auroch was an oversize cattle breed with long legs, depicted in cave paintings and early art, often from the side and showing only one horn. The King James Bible changed the translation of the word thought to refer to the auroch to "unicorn" in 1611.

These animals had very small habitats or became extinct and the stories about them grew more fantastic and magical as they spread to people who had never seen them. Unicorns were depicted with the bodies of goats, sea serpents, enormous monsters, and various combinations of animals. The horse like unicorn we recognize now only became the standard in the last 500 years with the advent of the printing press.

Anyway, happy unicorn day. I wonder if Haley wouldn’t mind sharing? 😂🤣

Today, April 9th, is Unicorn Day!

While we regard the unicorn as a fantasy animal now, many cultures have believed in unicorns for a long time. Historians and zoologists have compared data to find the inspiration for these unicorn legends.

-The rhinoceros contributed to the unicorn legends as long as 2000 years ago as travelers brought back stories from India and Africa.

-The narwhal is an Arctic whale with an overgrown tooth that extends from the head like a horn. Narwhal tusks are often used as "proof" of unicorns. The throne chair of Denmark is said to be made of unicorn horn, but is actually made of narwhal tusk.

-The auroch was an oversize cattle breed with long legs, depicted in cave paintings and early art, often from the side and showing only one horn. The King James Bible changed the translation of the word thought to refer to the auroch to "unicorn" in 1611.

These animals had very small habitats or became extinct and the stories about them grew more fantastic and magical as they spread to people who had never seen them. Unicorns were depicted with the bodies of goats, sea serpents, enormous monsters, and various combinations of animals. The horse like unicorn we recognize now only became the standard in the last 500 years with the advent of the printing press.

Anyway, happy unicorn day. I wonder if Haley wouldn’t mind sharing? 😂🤣

04/07/2021

I was given these cool "Easter" eggs last week. None of them were dyed – these are all the natural egg colors. Pretty amazing!

I was given these cool "Easter" eggs last week. None of them were dyed – these are all the natural egg colors. Pretty amazing!

Timeline Photos 04/05/2021

Not talking about money can have negative consequences for families. Gaining a better understanding of family dynamics can help everyone have more positive and productive discussions about the future.

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Not talking about money can have negative consequences for families. Gaining a better understanding of family dynamics can help everyone have more positive and productive discussions about the future.

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[03/31/21]   Easter will be here soon!

So let's talk candy. We took a little office survey on Easter candy and here are the results:

Favorite Easter candy?
Seth: Anything with peanut butter
Liz: Cadbury Crème Eggs
Kim: Lindt Bunnies

Peeps or no?
It was unanimous: No

Favorite jelly bean flavor?
Seth: I don't actually like gummy candies - give me chocolate
Liz: Clove
Kim: Orange

Least favorite jelly bean flavor?
Seth: I offer up the jelly beans to my family to earn brownie points
Liz: Blueberry
Kim: Spearmint

Dark, milk, or white chocolate rabbit?
Seth: Dark. Preferably filled with peanut butter.
Liz: Used to be dark, but now milk.
Kim: Milk

What part of the rabbit do you eat first?
The ears, of course!

Let us know what your candy favorites are below. And Happy Easter a little early. Try not to eat all your candy before Sunday.

Three milestones on the road to financial stability 03/29/2021

Three milestones on the road to financial stability

Emergency funds, retirement savings and managing debt: For many of us, these spell financial stability.

Three milestones on the road to financial stability Getting there is often the hard part. These milestones can help you on the road to financial stability.

[03/26/21]   March 26th is National Nougat Day!

If you have eaten a Milky Way, Snickers, or 3 Musketeers bar, you have eaten the modern American confectionary version of nougat, which is usually combined with other flavors and then enrobed in chocolate. Traditional nougat is a little different and dates back to at least the 10th century, when a traveler recorded that he had eaten nougat on his journeys in what is now Syria, Turkey, and Iran. This white or Persian style nougat is made with beaten egg whites, honey, roasted nuts, and sometimes fruit and is of a chewy texture.

But you can also get nougat made without egg whites, which is firmer and crunchy and referred to as brown nougat. And Viennese or German nougat has chocolate mixed into the ingredient, making it a dark brown all the way through.

Nougat based candies and desserts are found in Spain, France, Italy, and Greece and are often eaten at Christmas. In Romania, nougats are eaten before Lent, and in Britain they are a treat associated with vacation spots, much as we would see salt water taffy or fudge on vacation here. So keep an eye out for these familiar, yet different, treats in your travels.

Our Investment Philosophy 03/22/2021

Our Investment Philosophy

Learn more about how our philosophy is just one of the ways we can help you reach your goals.

Our Investment Philosophy Learn more about how our philosophy is just one of the ways we can help you reach your goals.

[03/19/21]   March 19th is National Backyard Day!

Which is perfect timing because the snow has melted and we can actually see the backyard. After being cooped up all winter it is wonderful to get outside and see the grass starting to green. We check on the bulbs and see what is poking through the dirt and speculate on how soon there will be flowers. We talk about what to plant in the garden this year and itch to get started. It is too soon, of course, but the anticipation is there and we start making lists of things to do in the yard this year.

And, of course, the kids are excited to get outside without being bundled up in winter coats. They have the physical freedom to run around the yard again and they do so with gusto. This running is accompanied by laughter and shouting and lying down and rolling in the grass. I think this behavior is universal among both small children and dogs - the dogs just bark a little bit more. But everyone enjoys being outside in the back yard on a beautiful spring day.

Here’s to a happy and healthy Spring to you and your family!

03/17/2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Three things investors wish they'd known before retirement 03/15/2021

Three things investors wish they'd known before retirement

Don't wait until it's too late and you're already retired to learn these valuable lessons.

Three things investors wish they'd known before retirement Investors share the tips they wish someone would have told them.

[03/12/21]   March 12th is Alfred Hitchcock Day!

Sir Alfred Hitchcock made his first film 99 years ago. The future "Master of Suspense" started by making silent films in England in 1922. In 1929, he made England's first full length "talkie," and before leaving England for Hollywood, he made two of his best thrillers, The 39 Steps (1935) and The Lady Vanishes (1938).

Hitchcock's first Hollywood film, Rebecca, won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1940. Over the next 36 years, Hitchcock would direct 29 more films with some of Hollywood's most famous names: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Jimmy Stewart, and Grace Kelly appear most frequently in his films. Hitchcock was nominated for Best Director Academy Awards for five movies, including Rear Window (1954) and Psycho (1960). Although he never won the Oscar, several of his films frequently appear on most "Best Movies" lists and he has become legendary for the innovative sound design, lighting, sets, and camera techniques he used in his films.

If you are a fan, tell me what your favorite Hitchcock movie is below – Kim's favorite is Rear Window and Liz's favorite is The Lady Vanishes.

100 Women Making Their Mark in the World of Finance 03/10/2021

100 Women Making Their Mark in the World of Finance

Congratulations to our Managing Partner Penny Pennington, who was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance by Barron's!

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100 Women Making Their Mark in the World of Finance Twenty-eight new names join Barron’s list of path-breakers in the public and private spheres in 2021.

Grow your career, and the branch, as a branch office administrator | Edward Jones 03/08/2021

Grow your career, and the branch, as a branch office administrator | Edward Jones

Exceptional support, partnership, service—and opportunities to succeed: IT ALL ADDS UP to a challenging, satisfying career with Edward Jones.

Grow your career, and the branch, as a branch office administrator | Edward Jones Help clients achieve their goals while you achieve yours as a branch office administrator at an Edward Jones branch. Explore a career at Edward Jones.

[03/05/21]   March 5th is Cheese Doodle Day!

Cheese doodle is the generic name for the bright orange crunchy cheese snacks. Manufactured under many brand names, they come in puffs, balls, curls, and squiggles and assorted flavors, but the most common flavor is cheese.

Cheese doodles appear to have been invented separately by two different people in the 1930's. And at least one of them was inspired by the curls of corn that came out of a machine that processed feed for livestock. He experimented with frying the puffed corn until he developed a tasty snack for humans. Powdered cheese was added thanks to the U.S. military, which experimented extensively with dehydrating different foods to feed the troops during WWII.

As you travel around the country, you will find that the older brands of cheese doodles are still in production in the regions where they were created and continue to have loyal local supporters. In addition, you can find such unusual flavors as ketchup, strawberry, peanut butter, and steak available outside the U.S.

But what color do they turn your fingers?

When it comes to scams, let’s look out for one another 03/03/2021

When it comes to scams, let’s look out for one another

National Consumer Protection Week tips from the FTC [EDJ2021]

When it comes to scams, let’s look out for one another This pandemic has brought lots of side effects.

How can I prepare for medical or long-term care? 03/01/2021

How can I prepare for medical or long-term care?

While health care costs may be beyond your control, you can control how you prepare for them.

How can I prepare for medical or long-term care? Before you can address these costs, it's important to understand what Medicare and other insurance covers.

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