Happy 2016!

Happy New Year 2016Well, let’s start off the new year with some good news; the economy has been growing for 68 straight months! What that means is that people are becoming more comfortable with spending instead of holding onto that rainy day fund.

Now for the bad news; outside forces are always threatening to destabilize that sense of security. Whether it comes from China, North Korea, ISIS, or the Soviet Union, economic and civil issues are looming large in folk’s minds right now, and the US Presidential candidates and Federal Reserve are no doubt keeping a close eye on the rest of the world and how potential outcomes might affect the world-wide economy, and the one nearer and dearer to ours hearts as well.

It’s a new year, and as we all look forward to week after week of presidential campaign ads, let’s try and remember those less fortunate than ourselves, and be as helpful as we can to and for our fellow man (and animal).