Capital Advisory Group May 2019

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The Big Picture

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How to Travel Sustainably

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How Being Open to Growth Leads to Success

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Make the Most of Your 2019 Taxes

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Shrimp Sausage Skewers

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Ways to Appreciate

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Mother’s Day andTeacher AppreciationWeek CELEBRATING THE PEOPLEWHO RAISED US

This month, we celebrate Mother’s Day on May 12 and Teacher Appreciation Week starting on May 6. It seems fitting that these two events are in the same month, because they both highlight heroes who play significant roles in development. Here are a few ways to give back to those who’ve given us so much. 1.WRITE A LETTER. Words can speak louder than actions when they’re presented in the form of a meaningful letter. Pen one to your

truly thoughtful message telling them how much they mean to you. 2. DONATETO A LOCAL CLASSROOM. Did you know that many teachers use their own money to purchase supplies and books for their classrooms? Schools often

this toward your charitable donations for the year, so file away those receipts.) 3. SURPRISETHEMWITH FLOWERS OR A SWEETTREAT. Small tokens of gratitude go a long way to show someone how much they are valued. Maybe you can bring donuts to your child’s school or give a coffee gift card to their teacher. What about making a home-cooked meal for your mother and asking her to tell you all about her life? Mothers and teachers have nurtured us, raised us, helped us determine our career paths, and stuck around when the going got tough. However you do it, take a moment this month to celebrate these special people in your life and thank them for what they’ve given you.

don’t have a budget for those additional costs, so the money comes out of a teacher’s own pocket. You can have a big impact by contributing money, books, or other supplies to a local school or teacher. If your children or grandchildren have a teacher they always talk about, honor that educator this month by contributing funds, supplies, or books. (Plus, you can count

mom and another to a teacher who made a positive impact on your

4 life. Take the time to think about that person and compose a

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