Waynedale Business

Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

SELL INVESTMENTS FOR THE RIGHT REASONS

It's important to understand which investments to own, and when to buy them. But you should also know when it's time to sell an investment — and why.

Unfortunately, many people sell investments for the wrong reasons. Some people want the money to purchase so-called "hot" investments, even if these new investments aren't appropriate for their needs. Others own investments that have lost value, and fearing further losses, they decide to sell — thereby...

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 Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

You've got until April 17 to contribute to your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for the 2011 tax year. That's not a lot of time, but if you have some money available, and you haven't completely funded your IRA for 2011, consider doing so before the deadline. And once you've "maxed out" on your IRA for last year, why not get a jump on 2012?

Actually, you could have started contributing to your 2012 IRA as early as Jan. 2. In fact, if you can get into the habit of fully funding your IRA...

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Fort Wayne 4th District Councilman Mitch Harper

It has been a great privilege to participate in the Waynedale Community Improvement Team with a dedicated group of people. Waynedale is home to many great events and the team looks forward to creating events that help knit residents together and promote Waynedale to others in northeast Indiana.

The next event is  the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt to be held on April 7 at 10 AM at Waynedale Community Park. There is more information in this edition of The Waynedale News. The youngest Easter...

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After eating a big farm breakfast the captain and Dave headed west for Sanibel Island. Dave was driving and the captain started reviewing his call list—Big Jesse was at the top of the list—he appeared more than 20 times on the missed calls window. Jesse answered on the first ring and before they could exchange insults Jesse said, "Listen up son it's hotter than a ten dollar pistol here! The Park Police got a search warrant and searched the boat shack and they're looking for you and Dave...

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Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

As an investor, what are your goals? You can probably think of quite a few — but over the course of your lifetime, your objectives typically will fall into five key categories. And once you're familiar with these areas, you can start thinking of what they'll mean to you in terms of your financial and investment strategies.

So, let's take a look at each of these areas and see what they might entail for you:

•Preparing for retirement —With advances in health care and a greater awareness of...

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Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

As an investor, you may sometimes feel frustrated. After all, your portfolio seems to be at the mercy of the financial markets, whose volatility is beyond anyone's control. Yet you can control the quality of the investments you own and the diversification of those investments to improve your chances of attaining your long-term financial goals. One way in which to do so is to put as much as you can afford, year after year, into tax-deferred investments.

When you contribute to a tax-deferred...

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