Weekly Updates

20
May

Quote Of The Week

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” ― Coco Chanel

20
May

Trade News Moves the Market

Weekly Update – May 20, 2019   The Week on Wall Street Stocks fell sharply at the start of last week over trade tensions, then recovered with help from strong earnings and indications that U.S.-China trade talks would continue. Even so, the major indices had a down week. The S&P 500 lost 0.76%, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 1.27%, and

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13
May

Ways to Save Energy at Home

  There are a lot of ways to save energy at home, including a few you might not have thought of. Here are a few energy saving tips that are different and doable:   Energy-efficient landscaping: Plan where you place shade trees around the house, and you could save between $100 and $250, annually. Duct check: To avoid wasting energy,

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13
May

Gratitude is the Attitude

It’s hard to be anything else when you are in an attitude of gratitude. A grateful mindset is an instant way to get positive and feel better. But just how do you do that? Here are some great tips to start now:   Make a commitment to gratitude. This is a daily practice; one you can do at the end

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13
May

The Dreaded Dogleg

A dogleg is a hole that bends at some point along its length, like the hind leg of a dog. A common mental block among golfers is how best to play a dogleg hole with real trouble on either side of the fairway.   Since the ball tails off to the right for most of golfers, it doesn’t make much

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13
May

Tax Facts About Renting Out Residential Property

  For individuals who rent out their residential property for income, there are different tax rules that apply based on whether they used the property as a residence at any time over the course of the year.   Residential rental property may include a single house, condominium, apartment, mobile home, vacation home, or similar property. These properties are often referred

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13
May

Garlicky Dill Pickles Yields 10 to 12 Pickles   Ingredients: 2 lbs. small pickling cucumbers 1½ cups apple cider vinegar 1½ cups filtered water 2 Tbsp. pickling salt 8 garlic cloves, peeled (add more if you’d like) 4 tsp. dill seed 2 tsp. black peppercorns 1 tsp. red chili flakes Directions:   Be sure that your jars are washed thoroughly.

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13
May

Quote Of The Week

“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.”   – Oprah Winfrey

13
May

Higher Tariffs Take Effect

Weekly Update – May 13, 2019   The Week on Wall Street As we noted recently, Wall Street has a wandering eye. Last week, it focused on the new tariff threats in the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute. Stocks fell across five trading sessions: the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 2.12%, the S&P 500, 2.18%; the Nasdaq Composite, 3.03%. International stocks

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6
May

Pros and Cons of Leasing Solar Panels

Residential rooftop solar panels are a great way to ensure you’re using clean energy. Going solar can be costly, though, but there are leasing agreements that usually involve no money down for installation and offer affordable payments. A solar lease agreement involves a payment schedule for 15 to 25 years, in exchange for the electricity produced. Here are some pros

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