To you, and especially to all who’ve served our country, Happy Veterans Day! While thinking about the meaning behind the day, we came across an editorial in the Washington Post from a few years back. It was written by a veteran named J. Mark Jackson, who served in the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions in Afghanistan in 2009. In the article, he answers the question, “What does it mean to be a veteran?” His answers to the question bring to light the knee-jerk reactions and emotions of what it truly means to be a veteran in the course of daily […]
When Halloween rolls around each year, we put out our jack-o-lanterns, spooky yard decorations, and candy – copious amounts of candy. We always like to do a little quality control each year to make sure each type is fresh and tasty for the kids. Sometimes our sampling goes a little too far, but we always make sure there’s plenty of candy left for the neighborhood trick-or-treaters. The subject of candy reminds us of a favorite game we had as kids. You probably had it, too! It’s the time-honored board game, Candy Land®. But who would have thought that the bittersweet […]
In 1809, Mary Kies became the first American woman to hold a U.S. patent in her own name for her original way to weave straw with silk. In 1825, Rebecca Lukens became the first female CEO of an industrial company in the United States, and was inducted into the National Business Hall of Fame in 1994. In 1839, Mississippi passed the Married Women’s Property Act, which gradually strengthened women’s claims to ownership and financial independence. Just think, this was all before women were even allowed to vote! Women have been more than involved in business and […]
Women & Wealth Series – 1 of 10 When asked what financial advice women would pass on to their daughters or granddaughters, the top answer given was… “Don’t depend on others for your financial security.” What should you do? Take an active role in your own financial future. Make sure you are involved in your family investment planning and financial planning decisions. From my perspective as a Personal Wealth Manager, it’s quite unfortunate that many women aren’t involved until there’s a death, divorce, job loss, illness or other event that thrusts them into financial disaster planning mode.