Someone asked me the question the other day, “Why does the 4-H program still teach kids to raise animals when so few people start careers in livestock these days?” Reasonable enough question, but the 4-H livestock projects aren’t only about teaching young people to raise animals. In fact, the primary purpose of the youth livestock program is to provide an opportunity for personal growth and development of a young person. Learning how to feed, fit and show an animal is a secondary purpose.
When you set up your investment portfolio, you probably also settled on an asset allocation strategy — for instance, 60 percent stocks and 40 percent bonds.
You, perhaps with the help of your financial advisor, determined that this particular balance of investments could help you generate average returns that would help you meet your financial goals and match your personal tolerance for risk.
Today is a completion of comments about 150 years ago this week. Then I ask for a paragraph to share some great joy.
Recently we have examined some powerful moments of 150 years ago. These included the surrender of Robert E. Lee to Ulysses S. Grant, the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the arrest and execution of some of the co-conspirators.
This very date, April 26, 1865, there was another memorable event: the killing of John Wilkes Booth.
Fun fact: I am named after Eric Clapton’s former band, Derek and the Dominoes, and Jimi Hendrix’s chosen first name, James. His birth name was John, but he later changed it to James.
Just from the heritage of my name, it’s obvious my father, who was allowed to name me because I was a boy, was a music lover.
I’m blessed with this name because a) it’s always a conversation starter and b) had I been a girl, my mom wanted to name me Bianca, which is an atrocious name to me. No offense to all of the Biancas out there.