*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* https://preservewm.com We've been keeping up with the latest headlines... here are two of our favorites worth sharing. ** Your Money ------------------------------------------------------------ Domestic and developed international stock markets posted a positive return for both the quarter and the year. The tech-heavy NASDAQ trailed the S&P 500 for the first time in five years as the broader market benefited from exposure to energy, financials, and real estate. Bonds on the other hand underperformed with some measures even negative for the year. Inflation concerns and expected interest rate hikes soured the outlook on traditional fixed income. * Broad Market (S&P 500): +11.0 4Q | +28.7 YTD * Small Companies (Russell 2000): +2.1 4Q | +14.8 YTD * International Stocks (EAFE): +2.7 4Q | +11.9 YTD * Emerging Markets (MSCI EM): -1.4 4Q | -2.5 YTD * Bonds (Barclays Agg): +0.0 4Q | -1.5 YTD Personal video statements will begin going out next week. In a Wild Year for Markets, Stocks Pull Off Big Gains (https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-stocks-end-a-wild-year-with-big-gains-11640860206?st=kp4a9ij8ldr5czk&reflink=desktopwebshare_permalink) by Gunjan Banerji ** Your Life ------------------------------------------------------------ As the article notes, when we hear about elder abuse, we think about other people that take advantage of aging seniors whether physically, mentally, financially, and through neglect. However, did you know elder self-neglect is also elder abuse? As defined by the Elder Justice Act, this is when an elderly person can no longer meet his or her basic activities for daily living (ADLs) due to physical or mental impairment or diminished capacity. It’s a frightening, growing trend and is reported at being 51% of all elder abuse allegations reported…and that’s from those reported. Many go unreported or undetected. The pandemic, which caused (and is still causing) prolonged periods of isolation, has dramatically increased the risk. This article explores how to spot the signs and how to get help. Troubling signs to look for in your loved one, and where to find help (https://www.nextavenue.org/self-neglect-dangers-older-adults/) by Judy Stringer and Benjamin Rose https://www.linkedin.com/in/danheth/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosalynn-harvey-heth-mpa-ceps-3a3aa3191/ ** Complexity Simplified ------------------------------------------------------------ Remember the days of road maps? The clearly folded paper that stretches out to the size of the hood of your car when opened? Or what about the spiral-bound books of maps targeting particular metropolitan areas where each page zoned in on particular areas and streets. I lived by them to get around. Now, we have the magic and convenience of GPS or global positioning systems. Here’s a breakdown of the 10 best GPS app for your smartphone, whether you use Andriod or iOS. One word of caution from me. Nothing is error-free, so expect quirks here and there, but, for the most part, you can count on any of these 10. 10 GPS Apps For Navigation [Android and iOS] (https://gisgeography.com/gps-apps-navigation/) source: GISGeography ** Trivia ------------------------------------------------------------ A: Diamond Q: What is the national dish of Spain? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6apcomy6hUk ** Back in 1977, this song reached #1 ------------------------------------------------------------ ============================================================ ** Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/preservewm) ** Twitter (https://twitter.com/preservewm) ** LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/preservewm/about/) Copyright © *|CURRENT_YEAR|* *|LIST:COMPANY|*, All rights reserved. This email was sent to *|EMAIL|* (mailto:*|EMAIL|*) why did I get this? (*|ABOUT_LIST|*) unsubscribe from this list (*|UNSUB|*) update subscription preferences (*|UPDATE_PROFILE|*) *|LIST_ADDRESSLINE_TEXT|* *|REWARDS_TEXT|*

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