Weekly Updates

12
Feb

Go Green at Home and on the Road

Becoming conservation minded doesn’t necessarily mean buying an electric car or riding a bicycle everywhere. But a few simple steps can save you thousands of dollars and help preserve the environment.   Here are some environmentally friendly tips you can take to the open road:   Buy or rent a home or apartment within walking or biking distance to your

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12
Feb

The Scoop on Food Poisoning

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin is credited with saying: “You are what you eat.” But the 19th century French physician’s observation provides little comfort when you find yourself suffering from food poisoning.   More than 3 million Americans suffer from food poisoning every year, which is considered an extremely common ailment. Symptoms vary from mild intestinal discomfort to severe dehydration and bloody

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12
Feb

Fixing Your Golf Swing

It’s the single most important part of golf: the swing. Besides learning to hold a club, it’s the first lesson you learned about the game. But occasionally something goes awry—even among seasoned players.   It may be minor or something so outrageous as missing the ball altogether. How do you fix your swing?   Here are 2 ways to get

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12
Feb

Is the IRS Knocking on My Door?

“Knock, knock.”   “Who’s there?”   “An IRS agent.”   It may sound like a joke, but the IRS warns taxpayers of potential scammers posing as representatives of the taxing agency in person, on the phone, and by email.   Before opening the door, first read these 5 facts about how or when the IRS makes in-person contacts.   The

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12
Feb

Recipe Of The Week

Lemony Salmon Piccata Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 (6-oz) skinless salmon fillets ½ teaspoon coarse salt ½ teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup dry white wine, such as sauvignon blanc ¼ cup lemon juice (from about 2 lemons), plus lemon slices for garnish 2 tablespoons rinsed and drained capers 2 tablespoons

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12
Feb

Quote Of The Week

“If we command our wealth, we shall be rich and free. If our wealth commands us, we are poor indeed.”   –Edmund Burke

12
Feb

Special Update: Understanding Volatility

Weekly Update – February 12, 2018 After months of relative calm, market fluctuations are causing many investors to wonder what is happening to the economy. Last week, the S&P 500 lost 5.16%, the Dow dropped 5.21%, and the NASDAQ declined 5.06%. The MSCI EAFE also gave back 6.19%. These losses pushed all four indexes into negative territory for the year.[i]

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5
Feb

Go Green During the Winter

Going green when the weather outside is frightful—and white—isn’t easy. After all, who wants to conserve energy when the digital thermometer displays numbers in the negatives?   A few simple steps can put your life on the toasty side of town and help you become more conservation-minded.   Here are 4 tips to keep you warm and green:   Go

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5
Feb

Understanding Kidney Stones

Talk about kidney stones with someone who has never suffered from them; they may shrug and express sympathy for sufferers. Talk about kidney stones with those who have experienced the excruciating pain of this condition; they immediately understand the pain and express a deep sense of empathy.   More than 200,000 people per year suffer from nephrolithiasis, a condition involving

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5
Feb

How Can Timing Improve Your Golf Game?

  Accuracy and precision in your tee shot lie in the microseconds, the speed at which you swing your club. Too fast and the ball is going on a wild adventure to nowhere. Too slow and you might as well go bowling.   How do you find the happy medium? How do you develop that perfect timing to put your

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