Waynedale Business

Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

Love is in the air, as Valentine's Day rolls around again. During the course of your life, you've probably sent your share of flowers and candy. But if your valentine is also your spouse — and, in particular, your long-time spouse — you may want to go beyond roses and chocolates this year to give a gift that can help lead to financial security.

You can choose to make financial gifts in a number of ways, of course, and some of them could provide an immediate financial impact. But you may want...

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Jim Casaburo, owner of Casa Restaurant Group, was nominated for the 2012 Spirit Award for the Children's Oncology Camping Association International (COCA-I), in recognition of his contributions to Camp Watcha Wanna Do, Ltd. Camp Watcha Wanna Do serves children and families affected by childhood cancers in Northern Indiana. Carmen DeBruce, Board President of Camp Watcha Wanna Do and Outreach Director for Lutheran Children's Hospital, nominated Jim for the award.

"There are not enough words...

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Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

Investors sometimes may get frustrated with their investments because those investments don't seem to produce quick results. And perhaps that's understandable in our fast-paced society, in which we've grown accustomed to instant gratification. But investing is, by nature, a long-term activity. If you look at it in terms of an athletic event, it's not a sprint, in which you must pull out all the stops to quickly get where you're going. Instead, it's more like the 26.2-mile race known as a...

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First graders Parker Schimmele and Addeson Steffen put on a big smile as they brought in their cookies to sell at the annual “Cookies for Christ” sale.

St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School first graders and their families have been busy baking and selling cookies for the first graders' annual "Cookies for Christ" sale.

Cookies were bagged separately and sold for 25 cents at both the St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth campuses to students, teachers, staff and families from December 3 to 6. All proceeds from the sale go to the Sunshine Club, which distributes the money to needy families of both the St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Seton parishes.
Sales in...

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The truth will always be the truth...no matter how much the politicians lie.

Fruitcake Anyone
Did you read about the guy who was badly mauled when he jumped from the elevated train, into the tiger's den at the Bronx Zoo? The reason he gave was, "He wanted to be one with the tiger." The reason, at least in my opinion, the tiger didn't eat him...was because he didn't like fruitcake!

The Zack Attack
Jo had a son named Zack,
So handsome, she a Zack attack.
With a winning smile and eyes of blue,
When...

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If you depend on fixed-income investments for at least part of your income, you probably haven't been too happy in recent years, as interest rates have hit historic lows. Nonetheless, even in a low-rate environment, you can broaden the income-producing potential of your investment portfolio.

However, before taking action, it's helpful to know what the near-term direction of interest rates may look like. The Federal Reserve has stated that it plans to keep short-term rates at their current...

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