Planning matters

Valentine’s Day: Did You Know?

Cupid, candy hearts, flowers and chocolates are common items associated with Valentine’s Day. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans now spend more than $20 billion lavishing gifts on their kids, friends and significant others. But why? A look into this interesting holiday: It’s named after a Catholic saint. (We think.)There are stories of three…

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Hosting the Perfect Holiday Party (on a Budget)

Who doesn’t love a good holiday party? But let’s be honest. Between deciding how many people to invite, preparing and buying food, making signature cocktails and wanting your house filled with the perfect holiday decorations, it’s easy for your holiday party to turn into a large expense. Keep reading to learn a few ways to…

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What We’re Listening To: Johnson Bixby Team Shares Favorite Podcasts

If the clock turning back this coming Sunday, Nov. 3 has you dreading your evening commute in the dark, we have some good news. How about a new podcast to listen to on your way home? We’ve asked our team to recommend their favorites. Tune in and enjoy!   Amanda Reynolds, Client Services Currently Listening…

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Things to Consider with a Credit Card Rewards Program

Rewards credit cards offer a great way to profit from using a credit card. If you have good credit and don’t carry a monthly balance, you can enjoy earning generous rewards with little cost. There are basically two type of reward cards: point reward cards or cash back cards. Cash back credit cards pay back…

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Let’s Talk About Hospice

Difficult conversations are easy to put off, especially when it is about healthcare of a loved one. But if you’re dealing with an ailing loved one, a conversation to have sooner rather than later is about hospice and the important role it plays during the end-of-life period.  Hospice is a type of end-of-life care where…

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