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October Financial Planner - 2023

October is Financial Planning Month

You CAN have it all! Feel good this holiday season by saving for your future.


  1. It Reminds Us To Invest in Ourselves

    This month is a time to stop and take a look at your spending habits and begin to plan for you and your family's future needs.

  2. It Creates Awareness About Our Financial Future

    Financial planning is not just for those close to retirement age but for those that want to create a secure plan for their future years and needs.

  3. It Highlights The Value Of Responsibility

    Taking a look at your spending habits now will help ensure that your future needs are met. Talk to your financial advisor today about getting your plan in order now: Contact an Advisor here

Interesting Facts about Halloween

Did you know...<br/>

Did you know...

The first witch to confess to riding a broom was a man: Guilaum Edelin, convicted in 1453.

Jack O’Lanterns were originally made from turnips and gourds in Ireland and Scotland.

The famous illusionist Harry Houdini died on October 31, 1926.

Halloween-related spending in American hit a spooky high of $10.6 billion dollars in 2022.

Click the link below for latest Halloween spending trends for 2023.

(Beware, they are frightening!)

Halloween Spending for 2023

Other October Happenings

World Mental Health Day<br/>

World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day, first established in 1992 by the World Federation for Mental Health. Mental health involves one’s social, emotional, and psychological well-being, affecting our thoughts, feelings, and actions. When one has poor mental health, they are more likely to suffer from a mental health disorder. The theme for 2023 is 'Mental health is a universal human right'.

World Mental Health Day is important because it helps de-stigmatize an abstract concept, let's those who are suffering know they are not alone, and increases the chances of finding possible treatments.

Click the link below to hear the song "Stay" by Chad Lawson, the official music of the 2023 WFMH Global Campaign. This song is meant to highlight the fleeting but healing moments of stillness in our lives.

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Listen to "Stay" by Chad Lawson
National Chess Day<br/>

National Chess Day

National Chess Day is celebrated every year on the second Saturday of October, which is October 14th in 2023.Chess is a timeless two-player board game in which each player formulates a strategy and defense to capture the King. The original version of chess, named Chaturanga, was created in the 6th Century in India and gained popularity all the way to Persia.

Chess is more than just a game, it's an art of unlimited possibilities that offers insight on players' psyche, hones an individual’s strategy-making skills and develops an analytical mind.

Celebrate National Chess Day this year by hosting a tournament with family and friends or by watching a chess related T.V show or film, such as "Magnus", “Queen To Play" or "The Queen's Gambit".

Click the link below to learn about Magnus Carlsen, the youngest person ever to became World Chess Champion at age 19.

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Learn more about Magnus Carlsen
National Fine Art Appreciation Day<br/>

National Fine Art Appreciation Day

The famous New York City-based art gallery RoGallery founded National Fine Art Appreciation Day in 2018. The date of October 25th was chosen to honor the gallery’s love for Pablo Picasso.

Art has served many functions overtime, from the passing of information to the illiterate majority during the rise of Christianity, to  becoming a means to show one's wealth, status, and power in the 18th Century. 

National Fine Art Appreciation Day is intended to motivate artists to create more intriguing, bold, and emotional pieces of art. This year, take the time to appreciate local art in your community! Check out galleries displaying various art mediums, purchase a piece of art, or release your inner artist.

"Every artist was first an amateur” -Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The painting displayed above is Pablo Picasso's 1937 "Portrait de Dora Maar". Click the link below to learn more about the woman who inspired this fine painting.

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Learn More About Dora Maar