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Paddling through the Waves

A recent kayaking trip of mine apparently was conceived and implemented solely to provide me with a perfect metaphor for this month’s blog . . . For the trip, we mapped out a course, we looked at the weather forecast, we packed our equipment and headed out early in the morning – a day’s outing ideally planned. Once we were paddling …

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Our Future – Education

Autumn has arrived and with it the start of school. Education has been on our minds lately, the value of which is important to all of us at White Raven Financial. As Benjamin Franklin once said “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Whether it’s learning more about markets and investment options, or tax …

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Keeping Calm on the Roller Coaster Called Volatility

Volatility in the Chinese market has triggered renewed concern over global economic strength. This in turn has pressed firmly on U.S. markets and developed international markets. The Shanghai Composite plunged 8.5% on (their) Monday August 24th. It must be noted that the Shanghai Composite had been up 54.6% for the year in June and is …

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Time to Think

I have just come back from my annual outdoor summer adventure – this time it was cycling the continental divide on a portion of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. I look forward to my vacation as a time to step away from my daily routine of following the markets and assisting clients. I come …

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60 Years of Celebrating 30

Where will you be when you’re 90? I recently attended my mother’s 90th birthday in Wisconsin (that’s us in the picture). When people ask my mother her age, Mom always said “I’m 29”. In the quiet moments between the storm that was a very large family gathering in celebration of mom’s birthday, I thought about …

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A Catalyst

“Honey, do you want to go hear Bill Gates speak? A friend has asked us to sit at his table at a breakfast at which he is speaking.” I personally thought that hearing Bill Gates speak sounded like a better draw than the food that included something made with yams and non-man stuff.? (And no, …

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Introducing Tu

We have added a new greeter to our staff! As he is new to the job, he will be undergoing several weeks of training to learn how to approach all our visitors in a professional and friendly manner: no jumping, no barking, and certainly no licking faces to tell you profusely how happy he is …

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Head of the Class

Education is fundamental to the success of individuals and society. The better the education, the better we’ll all end up. At least that’s what I’d like to think is what motivated Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and many other investors in backing Bridge International Academies, a company whose goal is to bring inexpensive, effective, private education …

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Tokimeku – Spark Joy

Does it tokimeku – does it spark joy? is the question Marie Kondo tells us to ask ourselves as we look at the things that surround us in our homes. Her book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” is a global bestseller about how to let go of the stuff we don’t need. “Tidying Up” …

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Don’t Forget to Breathe

When working with finances, we sometimes find ourselves tensing up, filled with anxiety and unsure about how to continue. That reaction isn’t just limited to financial situations, of course. The other day I recalled when I started to learn to climb and my then-instructor (now-husband) yelled down to me “Don’t forget to breathe!” when I …

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