Posts by Info OakHarvest

Can Longevity Truly be Predicted

Can Longevity Truly be Predicted  Every morning, Emma Morano ate a raw egg and biscuits. When she died at age 117 in April of this year, she was the oldest person in the world. She lived in Verbania, a picturesque town situated on Lake Maggiore in northern Italy.1 Violet Brown, who was born in 1900…

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As You Age, Keep Looking Forward

As You Age, Keep Looking Forward Many people spend a large portion of their lives taking care of people like their spouse, children, siblings and older parents. Here’s a message for those in their later senior years: Don’t stop now. As we age, our concerns start to change. Some people may become preoccupied with ailments…

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The Power of Going Green

The Power of Going Green Here’s a new twist to the renewable energy and save the planet story: The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, Kentucky, has recently switched from coal to solar power to help save on operational costs.1 It just goes to show you that the power struggle over power may be better…

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Russia, Beyond the Headlines

Russia, Beyond the Headlines These days, people have all sorts of opinions about Russia. Even beyond politics, images come to mind of fur-lined parkas and frozen tundra – hard and cold weather conditions, despite the fact that parts of it have a humid, subtropical climate.1 Perhaps we should take a moment to see Russia for…

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Shifting the Focus to Long-Term Goals

Shifting the Focus to Long-Term Goals Donald Trump set out to make big changes the moment he entered the White House. While Congress may move a bit more slowly, it’s worth noting the difference in styles and substance. For example, presidential executive orders do have the power to roll back previously passed regulations, but in…

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Simplify Your Life

Simplify Your Life Life has its highs and lows. Sometimes when we go for a long stretch — everybody in the family is healthy, finances are on track, you’re enjoying yourself — we get that nagging feeling that our good fortune just can’t last. Often, that’s true. There’s inevitably a repair needed on your car,…

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Are We “Shovel-Ready”?

Are We “Shovel-Ready”? A famous line of dialogue came from the 1989 film “Field of Dreams”: “If you build it, he will come.” Perhaps the quote endures because of its inherent irony — it’s not always true. In fact, during the Obama Administration, there was an unfortunate lesson best illustrated by paraphrasing this quote: “If…

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Will Bank Changes Lead to Withdrawal From Human Interaction?

Will Bank Changes Lead to Withdrawal From Human Interaction? The investment banking struggles that contributed to the 2008 recession prompted stronger regulations for the finance industry. Unfortunately, some of the rules created to keep the larger banks in check also impacted smaller community banks, which have suffered as a result.1   However, the Trump administration’s…

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The Fiduciary Standard: What It Means

The Fiduciary Standard: What It Means   Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor published the final regulation of what is known as the “Fiduciary Rule,” delaying implementation for 60 days from its scheduled start date. The newly expanded definition of fiduciary investment advice is scheduled to go into effect June 9, 2017.1   The rule…

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How Government Regulations May Impact the “Average Joe”

How Government Regulations May Impact the “Average Joe”   We tend to take government regulations for granted. They can be annoying, like having to sign the HIPAA privacy notice before a doctor’s visit, or time consuming, like the yearly requirement of filing a tax return.   But as the new presidential administration begins rolling back…

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