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Investing 101 – Mutual Funds

Investing 101 – Mutual Funds

Happy March! In January, I started a “down and dirty” educational series on the basics of investing. In January we examined stocks and spent some time on bonds in the February issue. This month we’re ready to fit the pieces into place and talk about mutual funds which...

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Investing 101 – Bonds

Investing 101 – Bonds

If you happened to pick up a January 2020 edition of Healthy Cells, you’ll remember that I started a series on the basics of finance by addressing all you ever wanted to know about stocks. Again, if you have a business degree, this article is not for you. But if you...

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Humble Reflections

Humble Reflections

I can’t NOT speak, but I hesitate to find the right words as anything I say threatens to highlight my white privilege. I feel such deep pain for my black and brown sisters and brothers, our community, and our country, and I feel some very real shame at how relatively...

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A New Message from Heidi

A New Message from Heidi

Dear Friends, Last week was a harrowing week: mounting infection and death counts, a huge spike in our country’s unemployment rate, reports of local, national and international businesses struggling. Just turning on the news or scrolling social media has become an...

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A Message From “Lockdown”

A Message From “Lockdown”

Friends, as a Rock Island girl, I’m writing this note from my home office while in “lockdown”.  Our worlds have been turned upside-down. What we thought we knew even a week ago has been turned on its ear.  Since we have no control over the pandemic, the...

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A Message from Heidi

A Message from Heidi

In these turbulent and uncertain times as we grapple locally, nationally and internationally with the COVID-19 threat, I want to send out my best wishes to all in our community, especially our small business friends. As a result on social distancing practices,...

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Investing 101 – Stocks

Investing 101 – Stocks

I’m a big believer in education and meeting people exactly where they are in their financial journey. With about 20 years of experience as a financial planner, I’ve come across countless people who have so much fear and shame surrounding finances. So many people are...

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Money Can’t Buy A Perfect Christmas Story

Money Can’t Buy A Perfect Christmas Story

It was a cold, clear day in early December. I was bundled up against the chilly air with full-on long winter coat and toasty lined gloves. In front of the WQAD building in Moline, I stood with their news anchor, Katherine Bauer, and a uniformed marine to speak on...

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