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FINANCIALLY FOCUSED


February 2020 Newsletter


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"A Guide to Getting Your House In Order"

Come in for a complimentary consultation and receive an autographed copy of our book!

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Local authors and financial professionals Ron and Karen Dowling reveal strategies to getting your legacy, retirement and income planning in order with their new book!

Order yours today on Amazon!¹

 
 

 

Why Working In Retirement Doesn't Always Work

As we’ve all heard, even the best-laid plans can go awry. When those plans involve retirement, the stakes are high. Let’s say you were planning on continuing to work in retirement to supplement your monthly income. It’s easy to see how a change in those plans could impact you significantly.

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Kites: The Original Construction Tool²

In Japan, the hobby of kite flying has risen to an art form. Kites, or “tako,” were originally brought to Japan from China by Buddhist missionaries in 649-794 AD. Kites were mainly used for religious events and celebrations, but the innovative Japanese also found a way to use them in the construction of shrines and temples. Large kites were used to lift building material such as tiles to workers on scaffolds and roof tops.

One of Japan’s spectacular kite festivals, the Sagami Giant Kite Festival, is held annually on May 4 and 5 at various regions in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture. Large kites of Sagami, called “Sagami-no-Oodako,” are flown with the help of a team of skilled kite flyers. These giant kites can measure up to 14.5 meters in length and width, weigh 950 kilos (over 2000 pounds), and are made of bamboo and Japanese paper.
 

 

Dedicate Time To Money Management

You would likely agree that managing money effectively is an important activity. But do you spend enough time managing your money?

You might want to make sure you’re giving money management the time it needs, because many Americans aren’t, according to a recent study.³ You may not be entirely surprised to hear that Americans don’t give money management the amount of time they should.

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Mont Blanc Pie

See where this delicious dessert originates from below!


Get Baking!

 

1 https://www.amazon.com/Guide-Getting-Your-House-Order/dp/1977971857/ref=sr_1_cc_4?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1508860998&sr=1

 
2 https://www.kcpinternational.com/2012/03/kite-flying-in-japan/​
3 https://www.fool.com/the-ascent/banks/articles/americans-spend-25-times-more-time-cleaning-house-than-managing-money/​

 

Advisory services are offered by Chancellor Financial Services, Inc a Registered Investment Advisor in the State of IL. Insurance services offered through Dowling Consulting Services, Inc, an affiliated company. Neither Chancellor Financial Services, Inc., nor Dowling Consulting Services, Inc. are affiliated with or endorsed by the Social Security Administration or any government agency.
 

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