TheLiveBigWay* Digest – Halloween Edition

TheLiveBigWay* Digest – Halloween Edition

In this edition of the Digest, we will be preparing for Halloween with tips on how to survive a Zombie Apocalypse, having some fun with one of our company mottos, “We’re Good People to Think WithSM”,  and kicking off a new feature called the Financial Planning Wonk where we will highlight an often confused concept related to financial planning.

Emergency Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse
“There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for. Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That’s right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you’ll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency.” -Quote from the CDC’s blog

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has creatively used the pop culture phenomenon of a “Zombie Apocalypse” to highlight awareness of the importance of preparing for a variety of emergencies/natural disasters. After all, if you’re prepared for a zombie invasion, you’re prepared for just about anything! We had decided to share this with you several weeks ago, tying the CDC’s Zombie Apocalypse theme to the arrival of Halloween, and only wish we’d rolled it out a week earlier in light of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy. For those of you who have been affected by Sandy, you should note that many organizations are making special accommodations to help you.  Most banks and credit card companies are increasing credit limits, extending payments on loans, and refunding overdraft and other fees incurred during the storm.  The State of Virginia, meanwhile, is extending deadlines for expiring licenses, permits and other official documents, and has extended absentee voting hours to 8:00 PM on Thursday and Friday.

For those of us fortunate enough to be out of Sandy’s path, here are some tips for what to do to prepare for a zombie attack or a similar emergency…

Open House in San Francisco
Thank you to all who joined us at the Open House event in San Francisco last Thursday, where we were entertained by the Bayshore Lyric Opera Company. We used this opportunity of having all of Yeske Buie in one office to update our website pictures (the “About YeBu” section of our website will be updated with our individual shots in a few weeks). As a bonus, click here to see our new official company picture. Just kidding! But it sure is fun!

Financial Planning Wonk – Internal Rate of Return (IRR) v Time-Weighted Return (TWR)
Your Client Private Page® currently has two types of returns displayed at the bottom of the Comparative Performance Review report. Here is how to differentiate between the two…

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-The YeBu Team