Knowing What You Know

Springtime in Vermont is an exercise in frustration. The temperature can swing thirty degrees in what feels like thirty minutes. The many dirt roads transform from chocolate pudding to Bryce Canyon overnight. I can barely get through the door to my family’s mudroom (yes, we have a room for that) through the dozens of jackets, boots and orphaned gloves we keep on-hand to meet each freak snowstorm. Or picnic day. You never know.

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Seeds of the Community

At one point or another during this pandemic, we have all stood in a grocery store staring disbelievingly at an empty shelf where our once reliable necessities took up space. We have witnessed firsthand the strain on our food supply and the severe demand grocery distribution is undergoing where resources are needed most, in our homes, on our plates, and in our bellies. Our current crisis shines a light on the local food movement and the things we can take into our own hands to aid in its sustainability.

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Understanding Annuity Lingo

“Does that make sense?” Raise your hand loud and proud if someone has ever said this to you and you answered “Yeah, of course,” when you really had no clue what was being said. I am guessing there are quite a few hands up right now. I know I am guilty. Why are we so afraid of admitting that we don’t understand something? Here are some of the essential terms you need to know about annuities so you can spend more time understanding and less time Googling. Understanding what is being said is important. You know what I mean, right? (more…)

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