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By Randal Locklier, President, Gulf Financial Establish satisfying daily routines that allow you to interact with the community around you. Structure and routine can lead to a feeling of inclusion and well-being. Make plenty of friends with similar interests and your calendar will be as full as you like. Maintain...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager Keith Knight spent over 50 years in the investment and financial services business before retiring to the Emerald Coast of Florida. During his years advising clients and consistently across the beach towns, you could hear his often-repeated refrain: “Money never sleeps.” Following on to...
By Julie A. Martin During the holiday season, many beautiful baubles are bought, beautifully wrapped and gifted to loved ones to smile, ooh and ah over. Rings, and earrings, and bracelets and necklaces, Oh My! Now that you have these beautiful gems, gold and silver, too, how do you insure...
By Bill Mason, Rocket Fuel Coach Have you ever wondered how some achieve their Big Harry Goals while others only daydream? Get ready for enlightenment! There’s a secret society of extraordinary achievers, a select 3% who conquer goals with a superhero-like spirit. And guess what? You’re invited to join their ranks! It...
By Randal Locklier, President, Gulf Financial It’s no secret that it’s a good time for Roth IRA conversions. We are doing a lot of them. Current Trump era personal income tax levels are some of the lowest in history. It’s also no secret that taxes could increase significantly in the...
By Julie A. Martin When you live in a community governed by a Homeowners Association (HOA), you might feel like your options for homeowner’s insurance are limited. However, working with an independent insurance agent can help you find the right coverage that meets both your needs and the requirements of your...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager If we reflect on almost four decades in the investment world, we cannot find, with any consistency, anyone who can tell you when and how to invest in the next year. For sure, there are market predictions, economic predictions and forecasts and...
By Bill Mason, Rocket Fuel Coach As a seasoned leader and coach, I firmly believe in the power of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) as a vital tool to drive personal growth and success. No matter our age, the pursuit of self-improvement should never end—it is a lifelong journey, one that I...
By Chris Balzer, ECES Here’s how a home energy checkup can help you save cash and reduce your carbon footprint. A simple home energy checkup can show you how to fix air leaks, see if you have insulation shortages and find other common culprits that cost you big bucks each...
By Maurice Stouse, Financial Advisor and Branch Manager It has been noted that most people, when they hear or read things that speak to fear, respond with seeing that (about 70% of people) as credible. They believe it, or are motivated by it, or act because of it. Optimism by...