How to Take Better Care of Your Joints

When’s the last time you thanked your joints for all their hard work? They help you get up in the morning, cook delicious meals, hug you family, and so much more.

When your joints deteriorate over time from wear and tear, though, these same everyday actions can become painful. So, how do you protect your joints to prevent future issues, like osteoarthritis? Here are a few ways that you can show your joint a little more TLC.

Stay Away from Frightful Investment Moves

 Sponsored by: Chuck Smith Jr., AAMS®, Financial AdvisorHalloween is almost here. When you’re passing out candy, you’ll see many “scary” costumes that will probably just make you smile. But in real life, you can easily find some things that truly are frightening – such as bad investment moves. Here are a few that you’ll want […]

3 Myths About Being a Voter

Nov. 8 – Election Day – is fast approaching, and candidates and their messages seem to be everywhere you look. The registration deadline of Oct. 8 is fast approaching, too. So are you planning to vote? While casting a ballot on Election Day might seem to be a no-brainer, there are several myths about being […]

Investing: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Sponsored by: Chuck Smith Jr., AAMS®, Financial Advisor With the Olympics almost ending in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most compelling events was the marathon, a 26.2-mile endurance contest with roots dating back to ancient Greece. It may be that we’ve kept our interest in the marathon because it can teach us much about […]

Start Your Own Investment “Traditions”

Sponsored by: Chuck Smith Jr., AAMS®, Financial Advisor Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And like all holidays, this one has plenty of traditions, such as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (started in 1924) and football (the first broadcast Thanksgiving Day game was played between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in 1934). Traditions are […]

Avoid Emotional Investment Decisions

Sponsored by: Chuck Smith Jr., AAMS®, Financial Advisor What’s the biggest obstacle to your ability to invest successfully? Is it the ups and downs of the financial markets? Political events? The fact that you weren’t born rich? Actually, the chief hurdle you face is something over which you have control: your own emotions. Your emotions […]

No Secrets to Investment Success

Sponsored by: Chuck Smith Jr., AAMS®, Financial Advisor Many people look for the “secrets” to investment success. Is it timing the market just right? Is it finding those hot stocks or getting in on the “ground floor” of the next big thing? Actually, these types of moves have little relevance to the vast majority of […]

A College Degree Is Still a Smart Investment

Sponsored by: Chuck Smith Jr., AAMS®, Financial Advisor Summer is almost over, which means it’s “back-to-school” time. If you have young children, you may be purchasing backpacks, pencils, notebooks and similar items. But one day, you could be shopping for colleges — and when you do, you’ll find the bill is a little bit higher than […]

Summer is almost over

Sponsored by: Chuck Smith Jr., AAMS®, Financial Advisor Summer is almost over, which means it’s “back-to-school” time. If you have young children, you may be purchasing backpacks, pencils, notebooks and similar items. But one day, you could be shopping for colleges — and when you do, you’ll find the bill is a little bit higher […]

Inflation and Your Retirement Income Strategy

Sponsored by: Chuck Smith Jr., AAMS®, Edward Jones Financial Advisor You might not think much about inflation. After all, it’s been quite low for the past several years. Still, you may want to take it into account when you’re planning your retirement income strategy. Of course, no one can really predict the future course of inflation. […]