Waynedale Business

Watch for forest-killing pests this month. You could help save some of Indiana's most important natural resources.

Citing the threat to Hoosier forests, Gov. Mitch Daniels has proclaimed August as inaugural Forest Pest Awareness Month.

The purpose of the declaration is to put the state's residents on alert during a time when signs of such threats tend to appear. During August, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Purdue University encourage Hoosiers to look for and report suspected...

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All investments carry risk. But, as an investor, one of the biggest risks you face is that of not achieving your long-term goals, such as enjoying a comfortable retirement and remaining financially independent throughout your life. To help reach your objectives, you need to own a variety of investment vehicles — and each carries its own type of risk.

If you spread your investment dollars among vehicles that carry different types of risk, you may increase your chances of owning some investments...

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Bad mouths have broken many a nose.

The Horse & The Ass

My nephew, Dougie, sent me the following quote by Larry Pillow, which he thought was memorable.

"When your horse dies, dismount."

So in Dougie's honor, I coined the following phrase.

"When your donkey dies...get off your ass!"

Big John?
I recently read a story in the local newspaper, about a man named John E. _______, who stripped naked while he was going through security at the Portland, (Oregon), International Airport.
But the...

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Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

Have you recently received a pension buyout offer? If so, you need to decide if you should take the buyout, which could provide you with a potentially large lump sum, or continue accepting your regular pension payments for the rest of your life. It's a big decision.

Clearly, there's no "one size fits all" answer — your choice needs to be based on your individual circumstances. So, as you weigh your options, you'll need to consider a variety of key issues, including the following:


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Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

The investment world can be complex — so you may not want to navigate it alone. But when it comes to getting professional advice, you certainly have an abundance of choices. How can you know which approach is right for you?

The answer depends, to a large extent, on how you choose to work with a qualified financial advisor — someone with the training and experience to help you work toward your financial goals. When you work with a financial advisor, he or she will analyze your financial...

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Summer is here — which means a vacation most likely isn't far away. Whether you're hitting the road, jumping on a plane or even enjoying a "staycation" at home, you're probably looking forward to some down time with your family. But not every aspect of your life should be relaxed. Specifically, you don't want to take a vacation from investing — which means you need to become a diligent, year-round investor.

Here are a few suggestions that can help:

•Keep on investing. Don't head to the...

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