On the Ballot: One-Cent Rise in Sales Tax

One of the major issues that will be decided by Collier County voters on November 6 will revolve around the referendum question as to whether to raise the local sales tax by one penny, to seven cents on the dollar, for some goods and services being paid for the next seven years. At the end of seven years the additional […]

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Ask The CFP® Practitioner

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” ~ Nido Qubein, President of High Point University Question: Your last column was on the length of this bull market. What could end the positive momentum? Answer: The same factors that cause markets to go up can bring them down. Detrimental changes in employment figures, […]

Experience Paradise by Sirene

Travelers will soon be able to answer the siren song of “Paradise by Sirene, A Curated Escape Exclusively for Adults at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort.” Paradise by Sirene is a unique, upscale hideaway perched above the Gulf of Mexico within the JW Marriott Marco Island’s hotly anticipated Lanai Tower, scheduled for completion next month. Each guest of […]



“Beige is atmosphere. It’s bisque, it’s ivory, it’s cream, it’s stone. It’s toast, it’s cappuccino. It’s well, it’s magic.” ~ Albert Hadley Years ago, when I was still living in Iowa, I attended a conference for Educators at the State Capital. The meetings were held in late November, after the chill of winter had settled over the Midwest, creating a […]

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