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Marc Ruiz of Oak Partners, Mind on Money: Bull Run May Be Nearing an End

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Iconic investor John Templeton once famously said, "Bull markets are born on pessimism, grown on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria." This nugget of wisdom continues to be measure for which market cycles are evaluated by many investors, including me.

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#1StudentNWI: Homecoming, Hard Work, and Determination at Boone Grove

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Student Spotlight

Alex Reed is a very involved and busy senior at Boone Grove High School. He has been a World Trade Alliance board member since June of last year. He has been apart of The Academic Super Bowl: Math, English, Social Studies, and Interdisciplinary. He helped take his teams to state competition and won 2nd place.

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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton High School Highlights Justice, Generosity, and Talent in November

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Teacher Spotlight: Mitch Nelson

This year has seen the development of one of CHS’ newest clubs, the Social Justice League, headed by social studies teacher Mitch Nelson.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Caren Furdeck

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Caren Furdeck, director of development for Housing Opportunities, remembers feeling skeptical the first time hearing of a job opening at Housing Opportunities about seven years ago.

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10 Fun Things to do in NWI on December 1st - 3rd, 2017

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December is officially here! Christmas is coming up fast, and its time to start shopping for those cute gifts for family and friends. But before all that, there’s still a lot to do in Northwest Indiana. From parades, to concerts to even Santa making his rounds, there is almost too much to do this weekend. Take a look!

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The #1StudentNWI Program Shares Great News From Northwest Indiana High Schools

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Throughout Northwest Indiana there are over 40 high schools bursting with good news. From students and teachers to sports and clubs, these schools are shaping the next generation of leaders and deserve to have their stories told.

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Marc Ruiz of Oak Partners, Mind on Money: Planning Best Way to Prepare for 'Golden Years'

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One of my dear clients came in for her review earlier this week. We started the meeting off as we usually do, addressing any questions the client may have.

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#1StudentNWI: Washington Township Gives Thanks

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What’s Going On: The Holidays

November is an exciting time for the Washington Township Community: the school year is in full swing, basketball season is beginning, and the holidays are approaching. In the days before a much needed Thanksgiving break, the Senators reflected upon who and what they were thankful for this time of year. All student’s answers had a common denominator, family; in such a close knit community many students feel their classmates have similar holiday traditions, but with deeper insight into how the Washington Township community spends their holiday students quickly began to realize how incredibly unique each of their holiday traditions are. With embracing their own holiday traditions, students also gained a greater appreciation for...

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Jose Rios

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Not every school custodian leaves a lasting impression on the students at their school, or even cares enough to try. That is not the case with Jose Rios, custodian at Memorial Elementary School in Valparaiso.

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10 Fun Things to do in NWI on November 24th-26th, 2017

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Thanksgiving is this Thursday! Did you get your turkey yet? Thanksgiving is that special time of year when we watch Peanuts reruns on TV as we gorge on turkey, potatoes, greens and pies. When distant family comes to visit and the first fleeting hints of snow start to appear. But after turkey day, what can we do to entertain our guests? Well, how about a few extra fun things to do in the Region this weekend. Have a look!

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Marc Ruiz of Oak Partners, Mind on Money: Tax Reform Turning Out to be Hot Mess

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I’ve been following the Republican effort to reform the tax code being led by President Trump. As this plan has coagulated through the negotiation process it's morphed quite a bit from my original expectations. At this point, much of my hopes for true reform have diminished and I’ve become more focused on something else. The simple idea of it.

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