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The Power of Adversity

Adversity is part of life. There is no way to avoid it. Although adversity may seem unpleasant, avoiding it inhibits your development. The more challenges you face, the more you are prepared for challenge. Instead of shunning adversity, welcome it as a growth opportunity.

The Origins of Baby New Year

Excitement for a new year abounds on January 1. Baby New Year is one of the more recognizable symbols of the New Year’s holiday, particularly in print advertisements and television commercials. Perhaps you’ve wondered what role Baby New Year plays in the celebration? While he may seem like a relatively modern icon, this cultural mainstay has a lengthy history.

Honeymoon Registry

Many couples who are planning to get married have lived together during the engagement period or even longer. A Pew Research Center study found that about two-thirds of married adults who lived with their spouses before they were married say they saw cohabitation as a step toward marriage. According to Brandon Gaille Small Business & Marketing Advice, 65 percent of couples who get married live together at some point before their weddings. Individuals who live together must outfit their homes with furniture and other essentials, including kitchen supplies. That means that couples may already own traditional wedding registry gifts like kitchen and bath items and accessories. Brides- and grooms-to-be can think creatively when registering for gifts if they already have many of the items found on traditional registries. Target has partnered with HoneyFund, a free honeymoon registry and cash wedding gift registry, to allow couples to register for honeymoon travel and other experiences. Honeymoon registries can be great ways for couples who already own household items to simplify the process of gift-giving for their wedding guests.

Master Sergeant David Flaishans
Master Sergeant David Flaishans
Master Sergeant David Flaishans

Master Sergeant David Flaishans

Born and raised in Trenton, Michigan, David Flaishans enlisted in the United States Marine Corps at age 18. He did not want to attend college at that time because, in his words, young Dave was a student who did not really apply himself. However, Flaishans recognized the Armed Forces as a good opportunity, so he became a Marine in 1985.

Prescribed Burn of Dormant Vegetation at NTMWD Wetland
Prescribed Burn of Dormant Vegetation at NTMWD Wetland

Prescribed Burn of Dormant Vegetation at NTMWD Wetland

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NT- MWD) will be performing prescribed burns to address brush and excessive vegetative thatch at the East Fork Water Reuse Project (Wetland) in Kaufman County. The prescribed burns will be conducted over multiple days beginning in December 2020 through February 2021. The timing and conclusion of the prescribed burns will depend on local weather conditions.

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Investment Lessons From 2020

As the year draws to a close, it’s fair to say that we’ve all learned something about the social, political, physical and environmental forces that have affected everyone. And, in some ways, our lives will be changed, perhaps permanently. But as an investor, what lessons can you learn from 2020?

Why So Negative?

If you have read my writing for even a brief period of time you likely know that I am an unapologetic critic of public education failure. I am not a critic of public schools. I am a critic of public education FAILURE. There’s a difference.

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