TheLiveBigWay® Digest: Bringing it Back

TheLiveBigWay® Digest: Bringing it Back

The Astronomical Cost of Living – Bringing it Back to Earth


Concept photo showing value increase of dollar. tower made with coins

You overhear it in restaurants, at the office, on public transit, or at family dinner—it’s on everyone’s mind: things cost so MUCH these days. Whether it’s coming from the generation ahead of you or from a generational peer, everyone wants to wax nostalgic about the cost of living “back in the day.” While the cost of living has certainly gone up, most people conveniently leave out the fact that wages have been steadily climbing as well. However, the increase in wages hasn’t always kept up with the rising cost of living, especially in certain sectors. Today we explore the country’s supposedly astronomical cost of living and see what talking points actually hold true.

Tis the Season for Holiday Giving

A core value at Yeske Buie, our team believes in giving our time and talent to our Clients, our local communities, and the Financial Planning profession, in part as an appreciation for all we’ve received individually and as a firm. While we are intentional about Giving Big all year round, we find ourselves particularly inspired to give during the holiday season. For the past few years, Elissa and Dave have generously invited the team to select a handful of toys to be donated to local charities. We hope you enjoy the following photos and quotes from our team members reflecting on the internal and external impact of this giving tradition.


The Gift of Identity Protection


News on what’s looking to be the second largest corporate data breach in history released late last month with additional details being revealed over the past few weeks. The target of the breach was Marriott Hotels and it is suspected that the hackers stole names, addresses, passport information, credit card information and more related to reservations made between 2014 – 2018. With this in mind, we encourage you to spend a few minutes reading about ways you can protect yourself from identity theft and ways that Yeske Buie is looking 

out for you. And if you haven’t done so already, you may consider giving yourself the gift of identity protection this holiday season. Click here to read more about the protection service we recommend – IdentityForce – which you can get at a 30% discount as a Client of Yeske Buie.

Our 2018 Webinars

In 2018, Yeske Buie hosted four live webinars as an additional way to connect with you throughout the year and to share relevant and timely information related to the markets, the economy, and financial planning strategies. We plan to continue this effort in 2019 and beyond, with our next webinar being held on Wednesday, January 23rd at 11:00am PT / 2:00pm ET. We hope you will save the date and join us for a discussion on the outlook for the new year ahead. In the meantime, we’d like to share recordings of this year’s webinars for those who may have missed them or would like to revisit the information that was presented – we hope you enjoy!

Tis the Season: Timeless

Cappella SF

Three years ago, Elissa and Dave became involved with Cappella SF, an exceptional a cappella group founded and directed by Ragnar Bohlin, Emmy award winning director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. We were dazzled by the group’s first Christmas album, Light of Gold, that released in 2015 and this year, we are excited to share that Capella SF has released a new album entitled, Timeless: Ten Centuries of Music. Just like the first, this new CD is a reminder of the joy that Cappella SF’s music inspires, and we hope that it fills your ears and soul the same way it has for us.

To anyone who is interested, we would like to offer you a copy of this CD; simply email and she will promptly ship one to your home. Here is a link to a sample of Timeless that will give you a taste of what this CD has in store for you. Happy Holidays!