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Edward Jones: The right emotions can be useful in investing

By Ryan DeMarco, Financial Advisor
111 N. Main St., Bluffton | 567-226-4506

You may have heard that it’s important to take the emotions out of investing. But is this true for all emotions?

Certainly, some emotions can potentially harm your investment success. Consider fear. If the financial markets are going through a down period – which is actually a normal part of the investment landscape – you might be so afraid of sustaining losses that you sell even the investments that have good prospects and are suitable for your needs.

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Edward Jones: Discuss financial goals with your family

Let’s look at some of the communications you might have with family members

By Brandon Blackford
Edward Jones financial advisor
419-358-2622

June is Effective Communications Month. And it’s a good idea to recognize the  importance of good communications, because it plays a role in almost every aspect of living – including your finances.

You’ll want to clearly communicate your financial goals to your loved ones – and you’ll want to hear theirs, too.

Let’s look at some of the communications you might have with family members:

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Don’t (*blindly) trust trusts 

Consult trusted advisers before you take action

By Kathi Dunlap
Faith Investment Services

You open your mailbox and see a glossy invitation for a steak dinner, promising a short presentation on Wills or Trusts.  Promises like “Avoid probate with a Trust” or “Don’t let the nursing home get everything you’ve worked for” seem to make a lot of sense and who can pass up a free steak?!

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Faith, finances and voting

By Gary Reese
Faith Investment Services

The way we vote should reflect what we believe in.  

As Americans, we have been given the ballot box to express our values and desires for how the country is run.  The results of elections end up affecting so many aspects of our lives – our personal safety and well-being – as well as our national defense, our taxation, our ability to invest (with or without government intrusion), how we raise our families, our retirement, and more. 

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Teaching financial responsibility

Some ideas for your children

By Faith Investment Services intern, James Garrett
Being financially responsible is a very important aspect of life. By doing the right things with your money, you can live a fruitful time on earth from beginning to end. But do you remember when you learned about how to manage money?

Learning about financial responsibility is important for everyone to understand, even children. But how do you teach them?

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Edward Jones: Protect yourself against financial scammers

Some suggestions to follow

By Ryan DeMarco, Financial Advisor
111 N. Main St., Bluffton • 567-226-4506

It’s unfortunate, but true: During this period of economic uncertainty, one of the busiest “industries” has been financial scamming. But it goes on even during normal times, too, so you’ll want to know what to look for, and how to defend yourself.

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