A Celebration of Independence

  As we consider the dramatic words of the Declaration of Independence, we wonder whether the writers knew the long-range impact of their words. Did they see a great nation emerge from a vision of independence? We think they did. How many times have you personally marveled at the wisdom of these national founders? They [...]

2018-07-02T14:34:04+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Stay safe using free Wi-Fi

Hackers are lurking on free wi-fi connections because if it is free to you, it is free to them. They can gather your passwords from any account you log into from social sites to your bank. Stay safe using these free wi-fi guidelines: Never log in to your bank account or make payment for anything. [...]

2018-07-02T14:22:21+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|


Stock rewards as a loyalty program A new kind of loyalty program gives customers $1 worth of stock in a company every time they spend $100. That is thanks to a new company, Bumped. The company, the first of its kind, lets shoppers choose their favorite companies from different categories. The idea is that if [...]

2018-07-02T14:20:12+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Helping Water Clean Better

Water is a great cleaner. But just like you, sometimes it needs a little help… H2O is an amazing liquid. It is useful for manufacturing, transportation, firefighting, energy production, cooking, agriculture, recreation and of course, drinking. Water also has some unique qualities that make it an excellent cleaner. Water is a polar molecule, meaning it [...]

2018-06-19T14:58:31+00:00June 19th, 2018|Carpet, Newsletter Articles|

Lemony Shrimp over Brown Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup brown rice 1 2/3 cups water 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup white wine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp - peeled and deveined 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch Directions: Combine the brown rice and water in [...]

2018-06-19T14:56:47+00:00June 19th, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Marriage Equals More Happiness

More people are choosing to live together rather than marry, but a recent study found that long-term happiness comes from “I do.” A recent study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies has found that getting married has a big impact on a couple’s long-term happiness. Economists John Halliwell and Shawn Grover analyzed the findings [...]

2018-06-19T14:51:26+00:00June 19th, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

Debt and Retirement Equals a Serious Problem

Debt is more acceptable these days, but it is becoming a drag on retirement, especially when the unexpected happens. According to new research by Employee Benefit Research, more households headed by someone 75 or older are in debt. The number for whom debt is excessive – more than 40 percent of income – has increased [...]

2018-06-19T14:48:36+00:00June 19th, 2018|Newsletter Articles|


Can credit card companies lower your limit? Credit card companies routinely offer limit increases to entice more spending among good customers but they are just as likely to decrease the limit when their creditworthiness suffers, according to The Simple Dollar. When a person applies for a credit card, the issuer must ask permission to check [...]

2018-06-19T14:45:44+00:00June 19th, 2018|Newsletter Articles|

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