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What Are Vegan Stocks?

Plant-based eating is on the rise internationally and it appears to be far more prevalent than just a fad! Millennials and Gen Z’ers are at the forefront of this shift. In Britain, for example, 44 percent of vegans are aged 15 to 34. While the vegan way of life may not be the norm just yet, it continues to gain international popularity. As a result, it has also become a worldwide industry developing at a rapid…
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Politics: Wanting a More Perfect Union

It seems inevitable that political tensions are peaking as we approach the presidential election. Due to our two-party system, most of this stems from the partisan politics between Democrats and Republicans. However, this time around you can add a global pandemic, various natural disasters, and a heightened awareness of racial and social injustice to amplify the banter. With all of these challenges upon us, it’s easy to forget how much we have in common. Certainly,…
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Reaching Across the Aisle

Amongst the rising tension and divisiveness we are experiencing in America today, wouldn’t it be great to hear our politicians say: “Now, more than ever, we need to reach across the aisle and work together for the good of the American people!” Sounds simple. But, we know it isn’t.  Developing a collaborative mindset takes genuine dedication and persistent effort! Here are some tips to consider when the goal is to reach across the aisle in…
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Modern Portfolio Theory Made Easy

Introduction to Modern Portfolio Theory What is Modern Portfolio Theory? Despite the name, ‘Modern’ Portfolio Theory (MPT) was pioneered in 1952 by Nobel Prize-winning economist Harry Markowitz.  Almost 70 years later, the principals of MPT remain just as relevant today.  The foundation of MPT is based on the logic that the risk and return of a single investment should be analyzed together. An efficient investment portfolio should be based on an analysis of the different…
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A Guide to Your Inheritance

Before you begin to invest or spend an inheritance, it’s essential to know what type you will be receiving. Knowing what you will inherit and how it can be taxed gives you a much better picture of what to expect. This guide provides simple explanations for the most common forms of inheritance and their potential for taxation:   Straight Up Cash: Cash is one of the most common forms of inheritance. The good news is that…
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