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Munson: Life Insurance For Retirement – Cons And Professional Advice

By LEE MUNSON
CFA, CFP®, Founder and CIO of Portfolio Wealth Advisors

Yes, I did just imply the major cons in life insurance is usually the salesperson selling you expensive, products you don’t need. The pros never change: hedging an unlikely event that could ruin your financial plans. We all understand (don’t we?) why young people starting off with a new family need it.

Covering a big mortgage, college expenses, and the lack of income from a deceased spouse. What happens when we get older and are ready for a life of adventure after LANS? First off, I’m not getting into what you should tell your adult


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Del Norte Credit Union Launches 4th Annual Coat Drive

DNCU News:

  • Drop off new or gently used coats of all sizes at any DNCU location through Nov. 30 

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative is collecting coats of all sizes for six organizations to help at risk youth across Northern New Mexico.

Del Norte Credit Union’s mission of improving lives is bringing communities together to help children and adults facing hardships during the cold winter months. DNCU is asking staff, credit union members and guests to drop off new or gently used coats through Nov. 30 at any one of its six branch locations.


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Voting Underway For ‘Fan Favorite’ Scarecrow

Community voting is underway to determine the ‘Fan Favorite’ in the annual Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest downtown in the MainStreet district. Courtesy photo  

Community voting is underway to determine the ‘Fan Favorite’ in the annual Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest downtown in the MainStreet district. Courtesy photo
 
Community voting is underway to determine the ‘Fan Favorite’ in the annual Los Alamos Arts Council Scarecrow Contest downtown in the MainStreet district. Courtesy photo
 
LACDC News:
 
The public can now vote for their “Fan

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SBA New Mexico Graduates 16 Small Business Executives From 2018 Emerging Leaders Program

SBA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Sixteen New Mexico small business executives have successfully completed the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2018 Emerging Leaders Program.
 
Ten participants completed the seven-month program Oct. 10 in Albuquerque and six participants completed the program Oct. 15 in Las Cruces.
 
“Emerging Leaders fosters a learning environment that accelerates the growth of high-potential small businesses and has a positive ripple effect on the economy of New Mexico,” said John Garcia, SBA New Mexico district director. “The SBA New Mexico District

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Lights, Camera, Save! Teen Video Contest Underway At First National 1870

FN News:
 
DENVER, Colo. First National 1870 is accepting submissions for its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest.
 
The contest, organized by the American Bankers Association Foundation, is a national competition that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of saving money and inspire their peers to become lifelong savers. Students in New Mexico and Texas can participate in the program organized by First National 1870, a division of Sunflower Bank, N.A.
 
“Lights, Camera, Save! gives students an opportunity to harness their creativity, learn about

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Council Candidates Offer Economic Dev. Strategies

County Council hopefuls, from left, Republicans John Bliss and Brady Burke, Democratic incumbent David Izraelevitz, Libertarian Helen Milenski, Democrats Randall Ryti and Sara Scott and Republican Dawn Trujillo Voss, participate in a Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum recently at UNM-Los Alamos. The topic was economic development. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Local business people listen as the candidates present their ideas. The candidates agreed on many points, including the importance of promoting local shopping, easing the County permit process, diversifying

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Governor Announces Expansion Of Homegrown High-Tech Manufacturing Company 3DGS

Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that homegrown high-tech manufacturing company, 3D Glass Solutions (3DGS), will expand its headquarters location in Albuquerque and create up to 139 new high-wage, high-tech manufacturing and technology jobs.
 
The average salary for positions at 3DGS is $60,000 a year. The company also plans to invest more than $23 million over the next five years. The expansion is being supported by New Mexico’s closing fund, LEDA, as well as the Job Training Incentive Program, JTIP.
 

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JJAB Thanks Donors From Health Fair

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) would like to thank its very special donors from this year’s Health Fair. First, thanks much to Phil Gursky and the Heart Council for the excellent job they do in putting on the fair every year. JJAB also thanks them for their donation of bike helmets to the JJAB school distribution program. In addition, JJAB thanks the generous donors for a gift basket that was raffled off during the Fair: CB FOX, Pig and Fig, Ruby K’s and Smiths. These businesses donated gift cards and merchandise for a lovely gift basket won by Los Alamos resident Nicole Fellers, shown


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