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Fall has arrived, and so has the time when motorists in many states are more likely to encounter deer on streets and highways. Unfortunately, these meetings often result in a serious traffic accident.

Hundreds of thousands of animal-vehicle crashes occur each year, the majority with deer. This results in millions of dollars of damages, injuries and in some cases, even death.

Sometimes these accidents are unavoidable, particularly during the fall months into early winter when deer are active...

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Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

You may not see it posted on your calendar, but October 16 – 22 is National Save for Retirement Week. This annual event, endorsed by Congress, is designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving for retirement — so you may want to take some time this week to review your own strategy for achieving the retirement lifestyle you've envisioned.

If you're not convinced of the need for an event such as National Save for Retirement Week, just consider these statistics, taken from the...

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Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

You may be unaware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And while a whole month may seem like a long time to focus on life insurance, it's actually a good opportunity for you to realize the important role that life insurance can play in your life.

Unfortunately, many people don't have sufficient insurance. A recent report by LIMRA, a research and consulting group, shows the following:

•Individual life insurance ownership among U.S. households has reached a 50-year...

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Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

If you're planning to get remarried, you have plenty of company: More than 40% of all U.S. weddings are second marriages for at least one of the participants, according to an estimate by the National Stepfamily Resource Center. Naturally, a second marriage will bring many changes to your life — not the least of which may be changes in your financial strategy and goals.

In fact, your remarriage should cause you to take a close look at these areas:
•Past financial obligations — Before even...

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Dave, (everybody called him Shark Boy) found himself in an embarrassing situation, it was dark and he was standing on a rocky outcrop with Delilah. She had pulled him close to her and kissed him, but when she unsnapped his jeans they dropped like a rock because of the recently found coins he had stuffed in his pockets—they hit the ground with a thud.

"G-G-Gee Delilah" stammered Dave, "I-I-I told Jesse I'd b-b-be right back so, I have to go now."

Delilah only knew a few words of English but...

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Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

Just when you thought you could take a break from financial drama, following the resolution of the debt ceiling issue, here comes Act 2: the downgrade of the U.S. long-term credit rating. As a citizen, you may be feeling frustrated. And as an investor, you might be getting worried. But is this concern really justified?

Certainly, it was news when Standard and Poors (S & P) lowered the U.S. long-term credit rating from AAA to AA+. This was, after all, the first time that the U.S. has lost its...

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