DuPont Wealth Solutions November 2017


FOR THANKSGIVING Grab some colored paper circles — or cut them out — and have your children write down things that they are thankful for. A silver Sharpie is great for this. Punch holes in the tops of the circles and run string through them. Tie the other end of the string to a coat hanger or embroidery hoop and hang it from the ceiling. STUFFTHETURKEY GAME Want to get the kids outside so you can get to work in the kitchen? Create a Thanksgiving-themed game for them to play outside while you prep the stuffing and put the turkey in the oven.

Unless you have a child auditioning for “MasterChef Junior,” you’re probably not going to let the little ones cook the turkey this Thanksgiving. Just because the kitchen might be off limits, though, doesn’t mean you can’t find a few creative ways to make the holiday extra special for your kids. Spice up Thanksgiving with these fun, family friendly activities. COLORING-BOOKTABLECLOTHS If you have a big family, you are probably familiar with the Thanksgiving tradition of the kids’ table. It may be smaller than the grown-ups’ seating arrangement, but it doesn’t have to be any less special. Turn your kids’ table into a canvas for a colorful, creative dining experience. To do this, use craft or art paper to cover the table. Tape everything down tightly and provide crayons and colored pencils for every place setting. If you want to add some extra holiday spirit, put the drawing supplies in empty cranberry sauce and pumpkin cans. GRATITUDE MOBILES Of course, Thanksgiving isn’t just about delicious food. It’s also about reflecting on the parts of our lives we are grateful for. Teaching kids about gratitude is the most valuable Thanksgiving lesson. Bring that concept to life with a gratitude mobile.

To create a holiday-themed “Stuff the Turkey” game, all you need is a few paper bags. We’ll bet you have some left over from shopping. Use two small bags stuffed with scrap paper to create legs and glue them to a larger bag folded to look like the body of a turkey. Now that you have your turkey, you need some balls to stuff it with. Anything soft and baseball- sized will work, even some balled-up paper. Kids will take turns trying to toss the balls into the turkey, scoring points for every shot made.



That way, an objective system can tell us what kind of portfolio we need to put together.

The test can be found at At the bottom of the page, a large banner asks, “What’s your risk number?” There’s a button that allows you to start the survey, which only takes a few minutes.

The quiz asks a variety of questions. Here are a few:

• What are your financial goals? (You then select your top three priorities from a list of options, like retirement or college savings.)

What age are you looking to retire?

At DuPont Wealth Services, we want your portfolio to be a reflection of you. Whether you’re comfortable taking greater risks or you favor a more conservative approach to investing, your portfolio should represent you. But what does it mean to be risky, and what does it mean to be conservative? Those are relative terms. What seems risky to you might not be to another client. On top of that, what seems conservative to one financial advisor might not be to another.

How much risk can you handle in six months?

Then, there are similar questions to gauge the overall response. Most people can’t properly gauge their risk tolerance at a glance, so the additional questions paint a better picture. What is your risk tolerance? We invite you to check out the survey on our website. When you’re done, we’d love to talk to about your number and the possibilities that come with it.

Therefore, one of the most important steps we take in the financial planning process is to invite our clients to take a risk tolerance survey.

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