TheLiveBigWay® Digest: Trends and Triumphs

TheLiveBigWay® Digest: Trends and Triumphs

2023 – A Year of Ups and Downs (And Ups!)

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What a year it was (we say this every year, right?) – 2023 provided no shortage of excitement with respect to the goings on in financial markets and the world’s economies. Since there’s far too much to address in a single post, we’ll focus this piece on what happened in the stock market last year (stay tuned for the second half of our 2023 review, which will summarize what we observed in the bond market).

And The 2023 Yeske Buie Fantasty Football Winner Is…

Late last year, we shared this piece where we drew three connections between investing and fantasy football and gave an inside look into some of our team’s nerdy shenanigans. Two months and a few close games later, we have our league winner – Yeske Buie CEO, Elissa Buie! Elissa was the lowest seeded player in the playoffs and beat Aubrey, Will, and Lauren Stansell to take the coveted title of Recognized Best Fantasy Football Manager. Way to go, Elissa!

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Yusuf Abugideiri Recognized by Washingtonian Magazine – Again

Yusuf Abugideiri

We are honored to share that Yusuf Abugideiri, has been named to Washingtonian Magazine’s list of top financial professionals. Those who made the list received the most professional nominations when asked: “besides yourself and your business partners, whom would you trust with your own money?” Yeske Buie has a history of appearing on the list since it’s inception, and this is Yusuf’s fifth time being recognized. Congratulations, Yusuf!

Kudos to Kacie!

It is our pleasure to share that Kacie Fawls has obtained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER certification! This milestone is something Kacie has been working towards since she enrolled in Virginia Tech’s CFP Board Registered Program in her sophomore year of college. Kacie has a passion for helping people and feels that the financial planning profession gives her an opportunity to manifest that passion. Learn more about Kacie’s CFP journey and join us in celebrating her accomplishment here.

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Ends Soon 

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Open enrollment for 2024 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace opened on November 1, 2023 and continues through January 16, 2024. Before you start your application, take time to review this quick guide on our website from to help you learn more about enrollment, potential savings, picking a plan, and more.