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Clarksville Association of Realtors’ Handbags for Hope Raises $131,000 Over Three Years For SafeHouse

 

Clarksville Association of REALTORSClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Association of Realtors Young Professionals Network  (CAR YPN) hosted their third annual Handbags For Hope event on August 20th at Old Glory Distilling Company.

The proceeds from the event benefited Urban Ministry’s SafeHouse for Women, as well as the CAR YPN Mike Groves Memorial Fund.

Live-Auction Purses being auctioned (Barlow Girls Photography)

Live-Auction Purses being auctioned (Barlow Girls Photography)

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Frazier Allen: Five Tips for First-Time Grandparents

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – Your daughter recently welcomed her first child – your first grandchild – and you’re already in love. You envision festive holidays spent together, bouncing him or her on your knee, and buying heaps of toys and adorable shoes.

But you may be able to offer so much more. Grandparents like you have historically had a powerful influence in the lives of their grandchildren and have a wealth of experience and knowledge to share.

So what kind of power are we talking about? Now that you’ve joined the grandparents club, you’re what anthropologists call a “secret benefactor” of humanity.

Sharpen these skills to excel in your new role.

Sharpen these skills to excel in your new role.

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Frazier Allen: Are You Ready for an Encore Career?

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesClarksville, TN – Four and a half million. That’s how many retired Americans, over age 50, decided to go back to work or take on part-time volunteer roles after retiring. And there are another 21 million who say they’re ready to join them, according to a 2014 Encore Career survey.

The reasons vary. Some want to make the most of their talents; some want social interaction; still others seek to keep their minds sharp and their bodies busy. The extra money doesn’t hurt either, especially since there are several unknowns that can cloud your retirement picture (e.g., longevity, inflation and long-term care needs).

More and more Americans are going back to work or volunteering after retirement.

More and more Americans are going back to work or volunteering after retirement.

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Montgomery County Election Commission become Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Election Commission is the latest county department to become Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan were present at the green ribbon cutting to congratulate Vickie Koelman and the employees.

Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Montgomery County Election Commission

Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Montgomery County Election Commission

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Clarksville Chamber Power Breakfast featured Former Corporate Executive Makes Case for “Soft Skills” Improvement

 

Clarksville Area Chamber of CommerceClarksville, TN – Greg Coker, author, speaker and former senior-level corporate executive discussed “soft skills,” what he defines as the blend of credibility, liability and authenticity that compliment technical skills. These include communication, problem solving, customer service, teamwork and conflict resolution.

“Technical skills are the most important, but most organizations today are over managed and under led,” Coker shared, citing various examples to demonstrate the difference between management and leadership.

Greg Coker

Greg Coker

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Clarksville Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of September 18th, 2016

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Fed Governor Lael Brainard, a dove, presented her case for why the central bank should delay an increase in short-term interest rates. While her views are her own (not representative of the Fed as a whole), a more hawkish tilt would have raised the odds of a September rate hike.

The key economic data reports were on the soft side of expectations, but were still consistent with moderate growth in the near term. Retail sales disappointed in August. Industrial production unwound a seasonal quirk that boosted July figures. CPI figures surprise slightly to the upside.

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Lasaters Coffee & Tea to hold Grand Opening of new location in Nashville, Friday

 

Lasaters Coffee & TeaNashville, TN – Lasaters Coffee & Tea will be celebrating it’s new Nashville location with a Grand Opening on Friday, September 16th at 6:00am!

We’re thrilled to be opening the doors of our eighth franchised location to the bustling streets of Music City. Come see us at 414 Union Street, Suite 105, in the Bank of America Plaza downtown on opening day for free drinks, giveaways, and loads of goodness.

Bring your friends! And remember to give LASATERS® a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on all the details.

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Frazier Allen: Five Strategies to Address Concentrated Equity

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – The risk involved in owning too much (usually defined as 30% or more) of one stock, what’s known as concentrated equity, is pretty apparent – too many eggs in one basket. What’s trickier is why some investors have such difficulty remedying a situation that can pose a real threat to their long-term financial security.

Concentrated equity can arise in many ways. Investors sometimes inherit large amounts of a single stock.

Owning too much of a single security can be hazardous to your wealth.

Owning too much of a single security can be hazardous to your wealth.

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Frazier Allen: Domestic Stocks Hit All-Time Highs in August

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond James - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – As summer comes to a close, the markets – as represented by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq Composite and the S&P 500 – reached new highs during August, putting all three major indices in uncharted territory.

Steady economic growth, rising consumer spending and improving corporate earnings coming in better than expected were all key factors in helping drive the market.

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Frazier Allen: The New Disruptors of Old Age

 

F&M Investment Services - Raymond JamesNashville, TN – The traditional wisdom among Silicon Valley’s youthful technorati is to design for what you know—texting your friends in Europe for free (WhatsApp), renting out your bedroom to make extra cash (Airbnb), finding a romantic partner without leaving your house (Tinder). But a handful of entrepreneurs are now looking beyond the millennial market to reach a new demographic with their own needs — baby boomers.

“You’ve got all these 20-something engineering types who are beginning to realize there are older adults who can make use of these products to promote health and well-being,” said Andrew Scharlach, Professor of Aging at the University of California, Berkeley. “What we are beginning to see is the marriage of product developers with the end users that they previously had not been aware of.”

From smart phones to smart homes, emerging technology is changing the way Americans approach aging — and Baby Boomers welcome the advances.

From smart phones to smart homes, emerging technology is changing the way Americans approach aging — and Baby Boomers welcome the advances.

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