Weekly Updates

1
Apr

Gains Conclude a Great Quarter

Weekly Update – April 1, 2019 The Week on Wall Street Stocks ended last week higher as volatility slowed, completing their best quarter since 2009. A Friday tweet from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin encouraged investors, referring to “constructive” discussions in the ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations.[i]   The S&P 500 gained 1.27% for the week. The Dow Industrials and Nasdaq Composite

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25
Mar

Clean, Green Tips for Your Business

  Greening your business is not only good for the environment, it is meaningful to your customers. It shows you care about the environment, the future of the planet, and that you’re doing your part to encourage others to do the same. Here’s a few ways to go green in business:   Say no to waste. Provide recycling bins and

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25
Mar

Collagen Regenerates and Renews

Collagen is an abundant protein in the body, which regenerates and forms new tissues, but is poorly produced and replaced as we age. Studies have shown that supplementing with collagen may yield health benefits:   Faster exercise recovery: those who supplemented with 3 grams of a collagen extract significantly improved their exercise recovery rates. Help for arthritis: collagen supplements reduced

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25
Mar

Take Your Wedge into the Sand… and Beyond

Many people think a sand wedge is only for the bunker. But really, you should use your sand wedge for bunker shots and most pitch shots to the green.   It’s important to remember that the sand wedge has “bounce” on the sole of the club, meaning the back trailing edge is lower than the front leading edge.  When used

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25
Mar

Mileage Rates Increased for 2019

Each year, the IRS issues standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating vehicles for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes.   As of January 1, 2019, the rates for vehicles used for the above purposes are:   58 cents per mile driven for business use 20 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes 14

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25
Mar

Recipe Of The Week

Classic Tomato and Bread Soup Serves 6   Ingredients: 1 medium onion 4 Tbsp. olive oil (divided) 4 to 6 cloves garlic, minced 2, 28-oz. cans whole, peeled tomatoes 2 to 3 bay leaves 2 cups of chicken stock 1½ cups of cubed, rustic bread (best to use day old) 1 tsp. dried oregano Pinch of chili flakes Approximately ½

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25
Mar

Quote Of The Week

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.”   – John F. Kennedy

25
Mar

Treasury Yields Prompt Concerns

Weekly Update – March 25, 2019 The Week on Wall Street Friday, the yield of the 3-month Treasury bill exceeded the yield of the 10-year Treasury note for the first time in 12 years. For some analysts, this “inverted yield curve” may imply a short-term lessening of confidence. (Treasury yields move inversely to Treasury prices.)[i]   As a result, the

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18
Mar

Where’s My Recycling Really Going?

  You may be recycling items that are dirty and have multiple types of materials, which are difficult to separate. Even though you have good intentions, there’s a chance that the items you’re trying to recycle could be going straight to the landfill, since these items need to meet certain cleanliness and material requirements in order to be processed correctly

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18
Mar

Intermittent Fasting Benefits

Giving yourself a fasting period each day, plus a limited window of time that you do eat, may be seriously beneficial to your health. Intermittent fasting involves time periods in which you eat and alternating ones in which you don’t. For example, if you have your last meal of the day at 5 pm, and you don’t eat until 9

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